Do you know of any 5 or a 10-year-old kid who’s favorite dinner is Chicken Francese?
If you asked my kids what their favorite dinner was, that is what they would tell you. Well, they probably would add – favorite CHICKEN dinner, as they have a couple of non-chicken favorites…
Chicken Francese was one of the most popular dishes at the restaurant I worked for in Bayonne, NJ, right across the Hudson River from Manhattan.
That is where I learned how to make Chicken Francese.
Later, I made a few modifications to make this dish gluten free and now my family and friends enjoy Gluten Free Chicken Francese and don’t even realize it’s gluten free!
Chicken Francese is pretty popular ALL OVER NY/NJ. Chances are, it can be found on every restaurant’s menu.
It’s also a very popular catering dish. I don’t remember making it at home when we lived up North. I suppose the reason for this was the fact that Chicken Francese was readily available anywhere we went, therefore I didn’t feel the need for making it at home.
When we moved down South, after exploring several restaurants, searching through menus and asking servers, we discovered that Chicken Francese was not a known dish in the area. That’s when I started making my very own Chicken Francese, Gluten Free Chicken Francese to be precise!
Since then, I had introduced this likable form of chicken to my Southern friends, and it became a regular in their homes! It’s certainly a healthier and easier alternative to the very popular in the South, fried chicken… 🙂
Once YOU make it once and see how easy it is, then have a taste, it will become your favorite as well!
You can serve it many different ways. My kids’ favorite way to serve Gluten Free Chicken Francese is Basmati rice and steamed broccoli.
Gluten Free Chicken Francese is a very affordable and forgiving dish. If you have chicken breast in your fridge, lemon and butter, you can pull it off for sure!
The rest can be improvised.
Light, refreshing, and bursting with lemony flavor – that’s what you should expect!
If you like capers, try Chicken Piccata!
Gluten Free Chicken Francese is figure friendly as well, if you cut back on butter and serve it over something like quinoa. Enjoy!
As Always, Eat Well, Spend Wisely!
- 2 chicken breasts
- 1 cup gluten free flour or cornstarch
- 3 Tbsp olive oil
- 3 Tbsp butter
- 2 garlic cloves (minced)
- 1/2 cup white wine
- 2 lemons
- 1 cup chicken broth
- lemon pepper, salt and pepper to season chicken
- parsley for garnish
- Slice chicken breasts into THIN cutlets.
- Season each cutlet with salt, pepper and lemon pepper on both sides, then coat in flour.
- Heat up olive oil and fry up chicken cutlets on medium heat until golden.
- Transfer onto paper toweled plate.
- Melt butter in a clean skillet and add minced garlic.
- Sauté it for a minute and add wine.
- Cook for 2-3 minutes allowing wine to evaporate.
- Add lemon juice from 1 lemon and chicken broth. Bring to a boil.
- Return chicken into the pan with sauce and reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 10 min on low.
- Garnish with chopped parsley and sliced lemon.
- Serve with rice or over Angle hair.
- Garlic is not necessary in this dish. I use it just because I like it.