2 January 2008

Let's Hatch Some Chicken Francais....

This is a tried and true recipe that I make quite often. I love the crispiness of the coating and the delicate lemon flavour of the sauce. For a more pronounced lemon flavour serve the finished dish with lemon slices.

My daughter is telling you all about it in the photo. Who knows who she was talking to when she was that young. She is an only child so learned to be very good at entertaining herself and using her imagination to keep her self busy. We kept her well supplied with paper, paints and everything a child could need to make wonderful creations and let her imagination run wild. She spent hours at her easel and we have boxes and boxes of artwork to prove it.

She once made an entire farm complete with barn and fences with toilet paper roll people and animals...the only thing wrong with this picture is that her animal creations needed hay.. so... in her logical 4 year old mind she cut off her bangs with scissors! Her hair took a while to grow back but her farm animals were loved and nurtured.

**Chicken Francais**

1 egg
¼ cup (1 oz) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
¼ cup dry white wine
2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
¼ teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
3 garlic cloves, minced
8 (4-oz) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
¼ cup flour
1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
cooking spray
2 tablespoon butter
¼ cup dry white wine
3 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Combine first 8 ingredients in a shallow dish.

Place each chicken breast half between 2 sheets of plastic warp, and pound to 1/4 –inch
thickness using meat mallet or rolling pin. Dredge chicken in flour, and dip in the egg mixture.

Heat 1-1/2 tsp oil in a large skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat. Add 4
chicken breast halves; cook 4 minutes on each side or until done. Remove chicken from pan;
keep warm. Wipe the drippings from pan with a paper towel. Repeat the procedure with 1-1/2
tsp oil and the remaining chicken.

Melt butter in pan, add ¼ cup wine and 3 T juice. Bring to a boil; cook for 10 seconds. Serve
immediately over chicken.

Serves 8

The photo is from Cooking Light magazine.

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  1. Oh that is such a cute story about your daughter. At least her hair went to a good cause. Once when I was about 19, I shaved my eyebrows out of curiousity. Bad move, I know, and that was when I learnt that it took ages for eyebrows to grow back.

    I noticed that your post is dated 1st Feb, you are way ahead of me ;-)


  2. Thanks Nora on 2 accounts. I changed the date of the post. I am sure I will have many other recipes long before February...

  3. What a funny story about your daughter!

    This chicken recipe sounds delicious!

  4. Happy new year Valli, have a wonderful year ahead! Dish looks yum!:))

  5. Your daughter's gonna freak with you divulging these funny stories!

  6. This sounds soooo delicious!

  7. How lovely story Valli
    You recipe looks wonderful , I love all ingredients and I saved to made. I tell you when I made.

  8. This dish is so nice and delicious. And your daugther is really cute!!!! I love when you put pictures how this!!!xx Gloria

  9. This sounds simple and tasty. I like the lemon and parmesan combo.

  10. A friend of mine had to draw on her eyebrows Nora!
    Wait till my daughter gets married Peter...oh what stories I will tell!!!
    If you do get a chance to make it Sylvia I hope you enjoy it with your family!
    Thanks everyone for your much appreciated comments.

  11. Oh la la! C'est magnifique!

    I never chopped my bangs off, but I did burn my eyelashes off in a candle. Heh heh...
    *Nervous laughter*

    Good luck in the joust! I so voted for you.

  12. I would really like this chicken dish! Your daughter was such a cutie - they grow up way too fast! I think I remember cutting my cousin's bangs - her mum was not impressed!

  13. Valli you have the cutest photos of your daughter! I love the one on your side bar with the snowman!
    I am liking this simple but tasty chicken dish!

  14. That looks like a fabulous dinner.

  15. I wanna make this, sounds great. You say in the first step to combine the first 8 ingredients but then you don't say where to add them or am I missing something? Sorry!

  16. Hey Baker,

    The first 8 ingredients then become the egg mixture that you dip the chicken in :D


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