Famous Chicken Française


Chicken Française made with lemon juice, egg, butter, and garlic. C'est magnifique!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins


  • 1 large egg, beaten

  • 1 ½ medium lemons, juiced, divided

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 pinch garlic powder

  • 1 pinch paprika

  • 6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken broth

  • 6 slices lemon, for garnish

  • 2 sprigs fresh parsley, for garnish


  1. Mix together egg and 1/3 of the lemon juice in a shallow dish or bowl. Mix together flour, garlic powder, and paprika in another shallow dish or bowl.

  2. Dip chicken breasts in egg mixture, then flour mixture to coat.

  3. Heat butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken breasts and cook until golden, 2 to 3 minutes per side.

  4. Mix together broth and remaining lemon juice in a medium bowl; pour over chicken in the skillet. Reduce heat to medium-low and let simmer until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center reads at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C), about 8 minutes.

  5. Place chicken on a serving platter. Cover with lemon sauce and garnish with fresh lemon slices and parsley sprigs.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

269 Calories
7g Fat
21g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 269
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 111mg 37%
Sodium 413mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 32g
Vitamin C 45mg 226%
Calcium 60mg 5%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 452mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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