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Chicken Française

Chicken Française
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  • 3 to 4 boneless and skinless chicken breasts about 14 oz. to 16 oz. total
  • 1 cup flour for dredging (you’ll also need 2 tablespoon of the flour mixture later for the sauce…but we’ll get to that later in the instructions)
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tbsp Parmesan grated
  • 4 tbsp fresh parsley chopped (divided…2 tablespoons for batter, 2 for garnish)
  • 4 tbsp olive oil divided…2 tablespoons for sautéeing the chicken, and then 2 more for the sauce
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter divided…2 for sautéeing the chicken, 2 for the sauce
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes more, to taste
  • 1/2 cup Rosé wine
  • 1 1/4 cups chicken stock
  • Juice of two fresh limes about 4 tablespoons



  1. Place the chicken (one at a time) in a large freezer bag, and using the side of a meat tenderizer, pound the chicken to 1/8″ to 1/4″ in thickness.
  2. Cut each pounded chicken piece into halves, or thirds. Set aside.
  3. Pour the flour onto a platter or plate. Add 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 teaspoon of pepper and the 1 teaspoon of garlic powder. Gently mix together with a fork. Remove 2 tablespoons to use later for the sauce.
  4. In a second small/medium-sized bowl, mix together the eggs, Parmesan, 2 tablespoons of the parsley, and a pinch of salt and pepper.
  5. Dredge each chicken cutlet in the flour mixture and then dip into egg mixture, fully coating.
  6. Heat oil over medium heat in a large skillet. After the oil has heated, add 2 tablespoons of the butter.
  7. Place the coated chicken into the hot skillet, 2 at a time.
  8. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, until nicely browned on the bottom.
  9. Flip and cook the other side until completely cooked through and nicely browned, about another 3 – 4 minutes.
  10. Remove the cutlets from the pan and repeat with remaining chicken.
  11. In the same skillet, add the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil over medium heat.
  12. Add garlic and crushed red pepper, cook until soft, about 3 minutes.
  13. Add the reserved 2 tablespoons of seasoned flour, and mix completely. Add another tablespoon of flour if too wet, should resemble wet sand. Stir and let cook for about 1 to 2 minutes (don’t let it get dark brown).
  14. Add rosé wine and chicken stock and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat.
  15. Add the lime juice. Stir until slightly thickened.
  16. Season with a healthy pinch of salt and pepper.
  17. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in remaining 2 tablespoons of butter. Stir until melted.
  18. Taste and adjust seasonings, if necessary.
  19. Place cutlets on plates, or platter, and pour sauce over the top.
  20. Garnish with remaining parsley.


Recipe and Photography Courtesy of Instagram’s TheBiteSizePantry

Chicken Française

Chicken Française

Heinen's Grocery Store

By Heinen's Grocery Store

In 1929, Joe Heinen opened the doors of a small butcher shop on the east side of Cleveland, Ohio, aiming to establish himself as the city’s purveyor of quality meats. As customers came into Heinen’s new shop for their meat purchases, they began asking him to carry groceries as well. Joe added homemade peanut butter, pickles and donuts and by 1933, business had grown enough to include a line of produce and canned goods. Heinen’s Grocery Store was born.

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