Chicken Francese

Yup, let’s cook something traditional. This one is definitely a favorite in my family. It’s very easy and quick, and perfect for a spring dinner. This recipe is in my folder for go to dinners on busy days. It’s the kind of meal you’ll order at a restaurant, not realizing it’s easily made at home, while tasting just as good! Give it a shot…

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What you’ll need:

  • 8 schicken cutlets
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley (or more)



In a bowl or large platter, combine flour with salt and pepper.

In a separate bowl, combine eggs with 3 tbsp of water to make an egg wash.

Heat oil in a large skillet. Dredge both sides of each chicken cutlet in the four mix, then dip them in the egg wash, letting excess drip off. Fry for 3 minutes on each side, until golden brown, then set aside in a separate dish.

Toss the lemon slices into the skillet and cook for 2 minutes. Add wine, broth, and lemon juice. Simmer for 5 minutes.

Cut the butter into small pieces and roll them in the flour mixture, then add them to the skillet with the sauce. Stir to combine, so the butter and flour dissolve, while still simmering.

Return the chicken cutlets back into the sauce and place lemon sliced on top. Simmer gently to reheat the chicken. Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with chopped parsley. Serve with pasta of your choice.

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Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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