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Easy After Work Chicken Francaise

Rated as 4.52 out of 5 Stars

"This is an easy version of a family favorite in my house. I make it often after work. Great served over white rice with a nice vegetable, like haricot vert or salad."
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45 m servings 861 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Season 2 cups flour with salt and pepper. Coat chicken cutlets in seasoned flour, shaking off excess, then dip in egg.
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Pan-fry chicken until golden brown on both sides, 5 to 7 minutes; transfer to a plate. Melt butter in the same skillet; cook and stir remaining 2 tablespoons flour in butter for 5 minutes, then add chicken broth and lemon juice. Simmer until thickened, about 10 minutes. Return chicken to the skillet. Continue simmering until chicken is no longer pink in the center, about 15 more minutes.
  3. Serve chicken with parsley sprigs and lemon wedges.


  • Editor's Note:
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary. We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 861 calories; 55 g fat; 54 g carbohydrates; 37.4 g protein; 220 mg cholesterol; 289 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Great easy recipe. I would suggest a couple of things: 1) I added paprika to the flour mixture. Overall, make sure that you season the flour liberally, this will make a big difference in the ta...

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Way too much work for a bland recipe.

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Great easy recipe. I would suggest a couple of things: 1) I added paprika to the flour mixture. Overall, make sure that you season the flour liberally, this will make a big difference in the ta...

This was absolutely DELICIOUS! From start to finish this took less than an hour- perfect for after work. The key is fresh lemons and fresh parsley. CHANGES: We did melt the butter in the sa...

This was absolutely fabulous! My daughter said, "Mom you are an amazing cook, please make this next week" Everyone cleaned their plates! I actually only used one large chicken breast and made ...

My children really thought this came from a restaurant. I followed the recipe to the letter and this chicken came out perfectly!

Great taste, and easy to make. Made a few minor changes based on some of the reviews. I poured out about 1/3 - 1/2 of the oil before making the 'sauce/gravy', and added an extra 1/2 tablespoon o...

Awesome! I doesn't call for it in the recipe, but we decided to cook mushrooms along with the butter and flour. It works as a great addition. Also, the sauce that accompanies the chicken is grea...

Just made this for dinner. Picky 6 year old asked if I could make this for dinner every night! It was very good and easy, so of course I said YES! I used almost 2 lbs of chicken and found that...

I was impressed with myself! This was an easy recipe and tasted great! I followed the recipe, as written. The only thing I tried different was re-coated a couple pieces of chicken in flour again...

To die for! I followed the advice of others and tweaked this a little myself too. I added to the flour: paprika, grated lemon and garlic salt. I coated the chicken in flour, then egg, then flour...