Friday, March 30, 2007

Chicken Francese

A couple of weeks ago I decided to make my family one of their favorite meals, Chicken Francese. What is that you ask? Well basically, it’s lemon chicken with butter. It’s my version of an Italian classic. Since I don’t do recipes (click here) I decided while I was making it to take pictures along the way. Unfortunately I got this idea when I was already into the process, but here it goes.

First you start off with a package of chicken breast. (See below) You have to slice the breast thinly (but not too thin) in preparation for cooking. In a bowl crack an egg and add milk, salt and pepper. On a plate place flour (season flour with salt and pepper). Place chicken breast in bowl and let soak in refrigerator for half hour. Heat oil in frying pan on low setting.

Dip individual chicken breast into flour and place in pan. (See below)When chicken is cooked to light golden brown (See below)
Remove and place on paper towels to drain off some of the grease (See below)In rectangular pan place pats of butter (See below)
Place chicken in the pan and place pats of butter on top of chicken (See below)
Place slices of lemon on top of the individual breasts. (See below) Squeeze lemon juice – from real lemons of course - on chicken and around the chicken until the bottom of the pan is covered about a quarter inch (give or take a quarter inch).
Place chicken in oven 350 degree oven (see below) for about 20 minutes. You want to make sure the juices don’t dry up. I made angel hair pasta with broccoli as a side (See below) Set table (wow, one package of chicken makes a big pan) (See below)

See how nice it looks on a plate (See below)

Enjoy!

© Nadine Z. 2007

22 comments:

Damselfly said...

Oh, my goodness. I *love* chicken francese/francaise. This looks like a great recipe, and so pretty with the angel hair pasta. My husband prefers chicken marsala, alas, so that's what I usually make.

marykathryn said...

I love chicken dishes. I think I made chicken 3 out of the 4 night already this week!! I will have to try that one. Those pics made me hungry!!

PromiseKeepersDaughter said...

Oh BOY! Guess what we are having for supper! Looks great!
Never made angel hair pasta with broccoli B4. Wish it was nice enough outside to BBQ it :O(

Mrs.Martin said...

Nadine Just leaving for store and guess we are getting for tomorrow?
Have a great weekend.

Louise said...

OHhhhhhhhhh that looks SO GOOD!!
When can I come for dinner?? LOL
I'll have to try that one!

Anonymous said...

Finally... a cooking lesson with Nadine. This is what I have been waiting for. Plus I totally needed something new to throw into the old routine!!! I will try it this weekend.

- Jenn Trout -

Erin said...

yummy! I'm going to have to try this. Great pictures, makes it all look very appetizing.

Shan said...

Looks very yummy. Thanks for sharing.

Cherie said...

That looks so good! And even looks like something I could do!!! I will definitely have to try it out!!!

Yokoso said...

Yes it does look good, but where are the veggies??? I like to see half the plate green!!! But that's ok I'll bring the veggies, so what time am I to come over then??? Haha...I'm JK...thanks for poppin in today to say a quick howdy madoody...

yerdoingitwrong said...

YUM!!! This looks so GOOOOOOD! I'm gonna suggest hubby try it. He's the cook in our family and I clean up after him. Everyone is happy with their 'job'!! =)

THANKS FOR THE DELISH POST!!

eph2810 said...

That looks so yummy. Thank you for a new recipe I might try out.

Blessings to your weekend.

palmtreefanatic said...

thanks for the detail illustration! this looks SO wonderful!

Cherrye said...

YUM! This is making me sooo hungry and it is only 5 PM over here...delizioso!

Amber said...

Wow, that looks YUM! And the guided tour was better than The Food Network!

Kim said...

That looks fabulous! It's low fat, low calorie too, right?

KarenW said...

We are going to have to try that! Looks delicious.

Brandie said...

That looks very delicious! =)

Sandy said...

You've got me hungry now! Looks fabulous. We do all kinds of chicken recipes, but never this one :)
Hope you had a fantastic weekend. Sandy

Lala's world said...

ok I love this way to share a recipe! looks yummy..I will have to show it to my hubby since he is the one doing all the cooking these days!
and no I haven't had a chance to read your book blog yet but plan to start on my lunch breaks at work! I need something to pick me up thru the day and think anything you have to say will do the job!
hugs

Elle*Bee said...

Looks yummy...I'll have to try to modify to fit w/ Dear Hubby's heart healthy diet. I'm not a great cook, but I'm sure he'll appreciate some new ideas, rather than the same old thing.

chelle said...

mmmm that looks delicious!

May have to try this!