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Chicken Francesa

Rated as 4.58 out of 5 Stars
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"This recipe was given to me by my mother many years ago. I like to serve it at dinner parties or for a romantic dinner with my husband."
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Ingredients

1 h 15 m servings 1065
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Remove the tenderloin from each chicken breast half. Fillet each chicken breast half into 2 slices. Pound each piece of chicken, including the tenderloins, to 1/4-inch thickness. Place chicken in a bowl and pour in enough milk to completely cover chicken; soak for 30 minutes.
  2. Mix bread crumbs, Pecorino Romano cheese, and parsley together in a bowl. Remove chicken from milk and dredge through bread crumb mixture until each piece is evenly coated.
  3. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat; cook chicken in the hot oil until lightly browned, 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly butter a baking dish.
  5. Transfer chicken to the prepared baking dish, reserving 1 tablespoon olive oil in the skillet. Sprinkle salt and pepper over chicken. Place 1 slice lemon onto each chicken piece.
  6. Pour wine into the skillet with reserved olive oil; bring to a boil while scraping the browned bits of food off of the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Add chicken broth and lemon juice and boil until reduced by half, 5 to 10 minutes. Pour wine mixture over chicken and drizzle brandied orange liqueur over each.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven until chicken is no longer pink in the center and sauce is bubbling, 20 to 25 minutes.

Footnotes

  • Editor's Note:
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount for the milk and breading ingredients. The actual amount consumed will vary.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 1065 calories; 70.3 29.8 62.7 167 1028 Full nutrition

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We very much enjoyed our dinner, and we have some leftovers! That's good for us! I used a package of Costco organic chicken breasts that I cut in half horizontally and did not pound out. I cu...

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I agree with another reviewer. Tasty, but it is a lot like Lemon Chicken Piccata with more work. There is a GREAT recipe for Lemon Chicken Piccata added by LemonLush that we have made several ti...

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We very much enjoyed our dinner, and we have some leftovers! That's good for us! I used a package of Costco organic chicken breasts that I cut in half horizontally and did not pound out. I cu...

I usually do not rate and review recipes but I had to let you all know that this was FABULOUS! I followed the recipe exactly as written and we all thought it was awesome. Thanks for posting!

Oh, boy! This lovely chicken was served to three generations, and everyone said this recipe is a keeper. I was too lazy to pound the chicken, cutting the breasts in halves instead. The orange li...

This recipe is excellent! I might add that if it were possible this one rates 10 stars! I never change anything the first time that I make it & I can not see that I will make any changes. It is ...

For 6 servings: Using 1.5 - 2 lbs thin breast pieces, I soak the chicken in milk for a few hours. I combine 1/2 c cheese and 1/2 c breadcrumbs in a bag, and heat less than 1/2 c olive oil until ...

Followed recipe exactly. Fantastic on instruction, prep and wonderful flavor. I have made it 3 times and get rave bring on the seconds. HINT: make more then you need the left overs later in the...

This is an absolute winner. The flavor and tenderness were exceptional. The only modification I made was using the whole can of chicken broth and adding extra wine. I alway made sure each pie...

I agree with another reviewer. Tasty, but it is a lot like Lemon Chicken Piccata with more work. There is a GREAT recipe for Lemon Chicken Piccata added by LemonLush that we have made several ti...

So simple to make and almost restaurant quality I think there is an error in recipe because mentions use of wine twice but not when to add lemon. Added lemon juice after bringing to a boil . Wil...