Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Chicken Francaise

This dish is super easy and really tasty! Definitely keeping this one in the rotation. I mean, who doesn't like a butter wine sauce?!

  • 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Flour for dredging
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 3 Chicken Breasts (I used chicken thighs)
  • 2 Eggs plus 2 tablespoons Water (whisked)
  • 2 Garlic cloves (sliced)
  • 1/2 cup White Wine
  • 1/2 cup Chicken Stock
  • 1 Lemon (zest and juice)
  • 1/3 cup Capers
  • 6 tablespoons Parsley (roughly chopped)
  • 3 tablespoons Butter
  • Heat oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat.
  • Season the flour with a generous amount of salt and pepper and whisk together in a baking dish. Lightly coat the chicken breasts in the seasoned flour and then dip in the egg wash. Gently place in the hot oil and fry for 2 minutes or until golden brown. Flip the breast and fry for another 2 minutes until golden.   
  • Add the sliced garlic to the pan and cook for about 20 seconds. Deglaze with the wine, scraping up brown bits with a wooden spoon. Stir in the broth, lemon juice and capers and allow to reduce for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Add the lemon zest, parsley and butter and swirl to emulsify. Plate the chicken with the sauce and serve.
I served the chicken with mashed potatoes. Yum!!