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Chicken Francese, also known as Chicken Francaise, is a popular Italian-American dish consisting of thinly sliced chicken breasts that are dredged in flour, dipped in beaten eggs, and then sautéed in a lemon-butter sauce. Here’s a basic recipe to make Chicken Francese at home:


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded thin
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • All-purpose flour, for dredging
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, for garnish
  • Lemon slices, for garnish


  1. Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper on both sides.
  2. Dredge the chicken breasts in flour, shaking off any excess.
  3. Dip the floured chicken breasts in the beaten eggs, then coat with grated Parmesan cheese.
  4. In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of butter and olive oil over medium-high heat.
  5. Add the chicken breasts to the skillet and cook until golden brown on both sides and cooked through, about 3-4 minutes per side depending on thickness. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.
  6. In the same skillet, add the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter, chicken broth, lemon juice, and white wine (if using). Cook for 2-3 minutes, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the skillet.
  7. Return the chicken breasts to the skillet and simmer in the sauce for another 2-3 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.
  8. Serve the Chicken Francese hot, garnished with chopped parsley and lemon slices.

Chicken Francese is often served with pasta or crusty bread to soak up the delicious lemon-butter sauce. You can also add capers to the sauce for a tangy twist if you like. Enjoy your homemade Chicken Francese!

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