The most delicious chicken recipe you will taste!
This chicken Francese recipe has been viewed by over 200 million people, so that alone makes it very special!
I have to admit that it is an incredible recipe!
Chicken Francese is simple to make, with basic ingredients and tastes out of this world. Probably one of the best chicken dishes you can eat and worthy of any fine dining restaurant.
Now you can make chicken Francese at home like hundreds of thousands if not millions of my followers already have. Judging by the comments, it has been a huge success at many dinner parties.
When buying your chicken breasts, try and find a good medium size, you don’t want them too big. Do try and buy the best ingredients you can afford. With simple recipes, the secret is always in good quality ingredients. Get a good Parmesan, the best is always the authentic Parmigiano-Reggiano. Try and buy the flat leaf parsley, that has the better flavour. Use a wine that you would enjoy to drink, not that grape juice concoction you find in a carboard box. Ideally you should make your own stock, it makes a big difference. I usually buy a whole chicken, it saves me money, it’s healthier as I buy pasture organic chicken and I know where it comes from. Plus you then have the bones and carcass to make a tasty chicken stock. If unsure, see my stock and how to breakdown a chicken videos.
Chicken Francese goes well with a nice wine. Enjoy it with a rich and dry white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay, or even a light red such as Gamay or Pinot Noir. No soda drinks please!
If making a larger quantity for dinner parties, cook all the breasts first. Still use a frying pan and cook 2 or 3 at a time on higher heat. Do not cook them all the way through, then set them aside. Leave them to cool, cover and refrigerate. With the frying pan, after cooking each batch, deglaze the pan with wine and pour contents in a bowl, set that aside. That also cleans your pan for the next batch.
So now you have the deglazed wine and all your half cooked chicken breasts in the fridge. The next day or whenever you decide to use them, place the chicken breast on a baking tray to reheat and finish cooking, 180C or 350F is fine. Now with the pan wine, add it to a wide saucepan and bring to the boil, continue as per recipe by adding the garlic, lemon juice and parsley etc. Reduce and then thicken with the butter. Your chicken in the oven should be cooked, pour any of the juices from the baking tray back into the sauce, and mix it well. Dip each breast into the sauce and serve on hot plates. Top with more sauce.
Serve Chicken Francese with asparagus, spinach or green beans.
So what is chicken Francese?
It appears that Chicken Francaise, commonly known as chicken Francese, was created in America by Italian immigrants. As with numerous Italian chicken dishes, they were originally intended for veal but taste equally as good with chicken. But back to the name, why an American Italian dish is called “French”, maybe it’s because of all the richness of the butter, maybe the taste of the wine sauce, who really knows, but one thing for sure, the flavours are superb!
If wine is not for you, see my substitute page here: http://www.recipe30.com/wine-substitutes.html/
As you know, this chicken recipe has gone viral throughout the internet with amazing success. So let me know what you think of my chicken Francese. Leave a comment on the YouTube video.