Boneless chicken teams up with carrots and zucchini in a light and very flavorful dish!
Make and share this Chicken Vegetable Francese recipe from Food.com.
- 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast
- 1⁄4 cup flour
- 1⁄4 cup butter or 1⁄4 cup margarine
- 1⁄2 cup white wine
- 1⁄2 cup chicken broth
- 1⁄2 teaspoon coarsely grated lemon peel
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 3⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
- 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 carrots, cut into sticks 2 1/2x 1/2 inch pieces
- 1 medium zucchini, cut into 2 1/2x1/2 inch sticks
- Coat chicken with flour, shake off excess.
- Melt butter or margarine in 10" skillet over medium high heat, add chicken and cook 5 minutes on each side.
- Remove chicken, set aside.
- In same skillet, stir in wine, chicken broth, lemon peel and lemon juice, salt, thyme and pepper. Bring to boil over high heat, stirring constantly.
- Reduce heat to medium-low, add carrots and cover. Cook 4 minutes until carrots are crisp-tender, not mushy!
- Add chicken and zucchini slices;spoon over pan juices.
- Cook,uncovered about 3 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
I was very pleased with how this turned out. I didn't have any good white wine, so just used extra chicken broth, and also didn't have a fresh lemon, so used bottled juice. Very simple, quick and easy. I served it with with brown rice and the flavors went together very nicely. This is going into my regular rotation - thanks for posting!
When we first tasted this dish I was going to rate it a 4 star, but by the time half the meal was over the flavors had really grown on all of us. I only had thin chicken cutlets so I reduced the cooking time, but probably not enough. The chicken was slightly dry but the delicious sauce moistened it nicely. I also had on hand thick grated carrots (toddler snacks) so I used those & added them in with the zucchini & chicken instead of before. I loved the slightly browned butter taste with the lemon & thyme (I used fresh), and that combined with the wine & broth produced a velvety smooth sauce. The sauce made plain rice delicious as well. The recipe was quick & easy to prepare. We'll be making this again. Thanks for sharing, Sauce Lover! Made for Fall PAC 2008.