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    Chicken Francese

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    1 hr 15 mins

    45 mins

    30 mins

    Luby Luby Luby's Note:

    This is a Tyler Florence recipe that is a very simple and easy dish that makes people think you are a gourmet cook.

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    1. 1
      Place chicken breasts side by side on a cutting board and cover with a piece of plastic wrap.
    2. 2
      Pound the chicken breasts with a meat mallet until they are about 1/4 inch thick.
    3. 3
      Place some all purpose flour in a large Zip Loc bag and season with a fair amount of salt and pepper.
    4. 4
      Shake bag to mix flour and seasonings.
    5. 5
      In a wide bowl beat the eggs with 3 tablespoons of water to make egg wash.
    6. 6
      Pour oil in a large skillet and heat over medium-high heat until oil is hot about 5-6 minutes.
    7. 7
      Place chicken breasts in Zip Loc bag containing seasoned flour mixture and shake to coat completely.
    8. 8
      Dredge chicken in egg wash.
    9. 9
      Once oil is hot add chicken and fry for 2 minutes on each side until golden brown, turning once.
    10. 10
      Remove chicken to a large platter and keep warm.
    11. 11
      Toss the lemon slices into the skillet and cook for 1-2 minutes, until fragrant.
    12. 12
      Add the wine, chicken broth and lemon juice and simmer for 5 minutes to reduce the sauce slightly.
    13. 13
      Roll the butter in some flour and add to the skillet- this will thicken the sauce.
    14. 14
      Stir to mix well and dissolve the flour.
    15. 15
      Reduce heat to medium-low and return the chicken to the pan.
    16. 16
      Place the lemon slices on top of the chicken.
    17. 17
      Simmer gently for 2 minutes to heat the chicken through.
    18. 18
      Season with salt and apper and garnish with chopped parsley before serving.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 25, 2011


      This dish is awesome, I make this all of the time and I am always amazed at how wonderful it come out! I have modified it a bit - I generally take out the lemons after I put the chicken in...I find they get a bit too tart. I use salted butter and skip the salt and I add equal parts flour/water to the francese sauce to thicken it up. Try it, you will not be disappointed!

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    • on August 13, 2009


    • on January 27, 2009


      Overall, a great dish - tasty, easy to make, and economical. I have to agree with the reviewer who found the sauce a little too lemony, though. Maybe we both had extra tart lemons, but I will plan to use only the lemon juice next time. This time, I used a bit more butter to bring down the tartness.

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    Nutritional Facts for Chicken Francese

    Serving Size: 1 (390 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 474.4
    Calories from Fat 259
    Total Fat 28.8 g
    Saturated Fat 8.1 g
    Cholesterol 310.2 mg
    Sodium 460.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 2.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.3 g
    Sugars 1.0 g
    Protein 43.9 g

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