Chicken Francaise

Recipe inspired and adapted from Recipe 30

Ingredients

2 chicken breasts
Half cup plain flour
2 eggs
1 handful of fresh parsley
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

1 cup of white wine
1 cup chicken stock
1 garlic clove
4 tbsp olive oil
4 tbsp butter
Half lemon
Salt and pepper

Directions

Crack the eggs, sason eggs with salt and pepper, give them a light beat.

Chop the parsley finely (keep a few sprigs for garnish) and add half to egg mixture in a large deep dish

Grate all the Parmesan cheese finely and add to egg mixture, mix well. Set aside.

Remove chicken skin if any, then butterfly cut your breast. Hold a long sharp knife along the thicker part of the breast, place your hand on top and slice through the breast almost until the end. Cut parallel to your cutting board, and open the breast like a book.

Place cling film on a board, add your breast spread open, sandwich it in cling film and flatten the thicker side using the flat side of a meat mallet or the underside of a saucepan.

Get your wine and chicken stock portions ready.

Add the plain flour to a plate, spread it out flat by shaking plate.

Peel the garlic and place in garlic press (or chop finely).

To a frying pan on moderate heat, add the olive oil and half the butter.

Coat the chicken in the flour, shake off any excess flour. Dip the chicken in the egg wash, make sure it’s totally covered

Place chicken in hot oil for approx. 4 minutes each side (depending on thickness). Flip over once brown and cook the other side. Transfer chicken to a hot plate and rest.

To the same frying pan on full heat, add the white wine and the chicken stock. Add the crushed garlic. Add the squeeze of half a lemon. And leave to reduce 2 minutes on high heat.

Add the remaining half of chopped parsley. Add the remainder of butter and mix until butter is melted on very low heat.

Return the chicken to the sauce and continue heating chicken on low heat no more than 30 seconds.

Serve the chicken on warm plates, garnished with parsley.

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