French Chicken Main Dish Recipes

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Chicken Paillard

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31
This is a super-easy dinner and very refreshing for an outdoor barbeque or spring dinner. The lemon adds a fresh taste to a simple chicken dish.

Poulet aigu de Tarragon

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7
A personal creation based on basic French methods, with a 'sharp' ginger punch. Chicken in a ginger cream sauce and arranged over steamed asparagus. Wonderful with a good bottle of Bordeaux wine over dinner.

White Coq Au Vin

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9
Very rich and creamy white wine and cheese sauce on chicken breasts. Wonderful family-favorite we have for Christmas dinner every year. Serve over cooked white rice.

Poulet de Provencal

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50
This always reminds me of an aromatic day in Eze, France.

Petite Blanquette de Poulet a l'Estragon (Tarragon Chicken)

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12
A modern and light version of the traditional French Blanquette. Serve with rice.

Poulet a la Saucisse

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30
Un poitrine de poulet avec un interieur base sur la saucisse. Vraiment bon! This chicken is excellent served with either a bechamel sauce or a light sauce made of sour cream, milk, Parmesan, and cream cheese, and sprinkled with parsley before serving.

Chicken Cordon Bleu I

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This entree is easy and delicious! It's one of my husband's favorites! Try to use the largest chicken breasts you can find so you'll be able to roll them easier.

Easy and Delicious Slow Cooker Cassoulet

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54
I am married to a chef, but I can't cook. So I make a lot of food in my slow cooker when it's my night to cook. We love France and French cooking, and this recipe is a wonderfully simple, elegant cassoulet that even I can make and he loves. Wonderful for cold nights and dinner parties. Double the recipe for leftovers - it melds overnight very well.

Chicken Cordon Bleu II

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'Cordon Bleu' is a French term, literally translated as 'blue ribbon', that originally referred to an award for culinary excellence given to women cooks! The term can now apply to any superior cook (yes, men too), and also to this dish (chicken, ham and Swiss cheese slices, breaded and sauteed). This yummy version adds paprika and a creamy white wine sauce worthy of its own blue ribbon. Two blue ribbon tastes in wedded bliss -- Chicken Cordon Bleu II!

Chef John's Coq Au Vin

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550
I like to use bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs instead of an old rooster for my coq au vin. Like all braised dishes, tougher cuts with lots of connective tissue work best, and on a chicken that would be the thigh/leg section. Of course, someone will ask if they can use chicken breasts; please don't. They just will not add that sticky goodness to the braising liquid that the thighs will.

Chicken French - Rochester, NY Style

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139
I've been making this recipe for years, and it is one of my family's most requested meals. Serve with brown and wild rice or rice pilaf along with Italian-cut green beans. Enjoy!

Delicious Easy Chicken Francese

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233
This is an easy and delicious recipe for Chicken Francese. It's great over pasta or rice or with a side of your favorite vegetable

Inspiration and Ideas

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

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182
I love making casseroles, and this one's so simple. The chicken breasts, Swiss cheese, and ham are cubed, rather than stuffed and rolled, giving you all the flavor of Cordon Bleu in much less time.

Coq Au Vin Slow Cooker Style

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7
Love making this dish! It's super easy and looks fancy when it's done. I always seem to have open red wine on hand and making this is a great way to use it up! The chicken soaks up the red wine and bacon flavor and stays tender. Garnish with fresh parsley and a rosemary sprig and enjoy!

Chicken Gruyere with Sauteed Mushrooms

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180

Chicken breasts are browned in butter, then baked with mushrooms, onion, and white wine. The finishing touch is an exquisite layer of melted Gruyere cheese on the top. If you enjoy rich French cooking then you will love this recipe. Serve hot over rice.