The BEST Chicken Francaise Recipe

Are you looking for a go-to chicken francaise recipe? One that you’ll make from now and forever more? Then look no further! This is IT! Here’s my secret family recipe with lightly breaded chicken breasts, lemony creamy sauce, and flavor for days! Don’t miss the BEST Chicken Francaise recipe!

Chicken Franchaise

Melissa Jo


  • 6 chicken breasts pounded or buy them as cutlets
  • 2-3 tbsp. of olive oil
  • about 1 cup of flour WONDRA
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup of chopped fresh parsley
  • salt & pepper
  • 1/2 lemon sliced into rounds
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 cup of white wine something you would drink
  • 2 cups of chicken broth made with Better than Bouillon or just use chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp. of butter
  • 2 tbsp. of all purpose flour
  • 4-5 cloves of garlic minced


  • prepare your egg wash: 2 eggs, fresh parsley, and salt & pepper (whisk)
  • prepare the flour: add the Wondra and season with salt & pepper
  • set your pan to about a medium-medium high heat and add olive oil
  • dredge the chicken in the Wondra first; then the egg wash (shake off the excess flour and egg after each dip)
  • sauté the chicken about 5 minutes each side
  • don’t move the chicken around; let it brown
  • if the chicken is thin enough it should only take about 5 minutes each side. Go a little longer if yours aren’t thin enough
  • set the chicken aside on a plate
  • add little more olive oil to the pan if needed
  • sauté the lemon rounds first (flip to brown both sides) (about 2 minutes)
  • then add the garlic and sauté for a minute or so (DO NOT BURN)
  • as soon as the garlic is golden deglaze the pan with wine
  • simmer 5 minutes
  • add juice of 1/2 lemon
  • add the chicken stock (simmer 5-6 minutes)
  • combine 2 tbsp. of flour & room temperature butter with a fork until a paste form
  • add the butter/flour paste
  • stir and let the sauce thicken about 3-5 minutes (add more chicken stock or water if it’s too thick)
  • add the chicken back to pan (simmer 2-3 minutes)
  • spoon the sauce over the chicken
  • garnish with parsley
  • Enjoy the best meal ever!


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  • Better than Bouillon: To make the tastiest chicken francaise you need to use a chicken base instead of chicken broth. This is what most chefs use, and for good reason. IT IS BETTER than making your own chicken broth in my opinion. And who has time for that? Trust me, buy this product and you’ll never buy boxed or canned beef or chicken broth again.
  • you can substitute 2 cups of chicken broth with the better than bouillon
  • Served with: I serve this meal up with buttery pasta. Just boil the pasta to the package directions, drain, and throw in a few tbsp. of butter. It’s the perfect combination. You could also serve with mashed potatoes, or even rice.
  • Chicken: I used chicken breasts that I butterflied and pounded, but you can simply buy chicken cutlets since they are already nice and thin.
  • Cookware: All you need is a great skillet with high sides. Here’s my favorite that goes stovetop to oven: 
  • Flour: I used Wondra, which is an extra fine flour that makes the PERFECT breaded chicken. If you can’t find it you can use all purpose flour. Wondra:
  • White Wine: I used chardonnay, any white wine will do, but make sure it is not sweet and it’s something you would drink
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