Chicken Francese

Total Time
15 mins
20 mins

My brother-in-law is from Naples, Italy and he and my sister owned a Italian restaurant that I worked at for a little while. This was my absolute favorite dish and I often serve it now 2-3 times a month. Sometimes I add artichoke hearts. When I add the artichoke hearts I use a can of quartered artichokes and drain off the brine and add at the end just long enough to heat through!

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  1. Dust chicken with flour.
  2. In a flat container mix together eggs and enough parmesan cheese to create a thick batter (something like pancake batter).
  3. Dip breasts in batter and cook at medium to med-high heat in a little olive oil, brown a little on both sides.
  4. Remove all chicken to a platter- keep warm.
  5. In same skillet increase heat to a med-high and quickly brown the garlic (not too brown) then deglaze pan with wine and let"boil" a few minutes.
  6. Add broth, butter and let cook until butter has melted.
  7. Add parsley, quickly whisking together.
  8. Add lemon juice 1/4 at a time until desired taste.
  9. Thicken if desired.
  10. Ladle over chicken and pasta on individual plates, with a garnish of lemon wedges and parmesan cheese.
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5 5

Exquisite recipe. I served this over some doctored up brown rice with bits of fresh vegetables. My DH and DS want me to make this " Chicky Franky " ( my DH can't pronounce it, so this is what he calls it now )at least twice a week. I wish I could give it far more than 5 stars, it's that pleasing. Thank you for sharing.

4 5

This was a pretty tasty recipe. I did have to make a couple of changes though. I had to substitute red wine for white, and I was out of parsley. I think this recipe is a keeper!

5 5

I really liked this one! and I used the artichoke hearts like in your comments. They wwere so tender! I did add extra garlic- loved the extra flavor it added. Didn't have any linguini but used vermicelli- still great though. Will have again, thanks for the recipe! Next time I might add some capers and have it in the true chicken picatta style.