Chicken Francese – Quick with Lemon & White Wine Sauce

Chicken Francese

This Chicken Francese is a quick and easy dish to make that will remind you of a meal from a nice restaurant. The chicken is thinly sliced, breaded and pan fried and the sauce comes together in just a matter of minutes. In the end, you are left with delicious tender chicken bathing in a super flavorful lemon white wine sauce. This chicken goes nicely with a crisp salad, fresh steamed veggies, rice or your favorite pasta. Save some time and money and make this delicious restaurant quality meal at home.

How to Make This Dish

To make my Chicken Francese, you will slice your chicken thin and then dredge it in flour and then egg. Next you will melt some butter in a large skillet and pan fry the chicken (this doesn’t take long!). You will then put the chicken to the side, and make the sauce. Allow the sauce to thicken and the alcohol to cook off for a bit and then add the chicken back in. Sprinkle with a little fresh parsley and finally, enjoy!

Tips for Making This Recipe

Do NOT overcook the chicken

Use a dry white wine, like Pinot Grigio. The wine does not have to be expensive!

Be sure to give the sauce time to thicken. The alcohol will also cook off during this time.

If you really like that lemon flavor, serve this with some wedges for squeezing.

Recipes that will go well with this dish

Arugula, lemon and shaved parmesan salad – Hungry Six

Products that I recommend for my Chicken Francese

Large Skillet

Cutting Boards

Chicken Francese

This easy to make tender and flavorful chicken is delicious served with a side salad, fresh veggies, rice or pasta.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: breaded, butter, Buttercream, chicken, cream sauce, cutlets, easy, flavorful, Francese, juicy, kid friendly, lemon, parsley, quick, tender, thin sliced, white wine
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 365kcal


  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 lb chicken breasts sliced thin
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp water
  • ½ lemon sliced thin
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1 cup dry white wine like pinot grigio
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley


  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat and melt the butter.
  • In a shallow dish, combine the ½ cup flour, salt and pepper. In a second shallow dish beat the eggs with the water.
  • Dredge the chicken in the flour and then in the egg mixture. Fry eash piece of chicken in the butter for approximately 2 minutes per side, or until the exterior is brown and the chicken is cooked through. Set the chicken aside on a paper towel lined plate.
  • When all of the chicken is cooked, add the lemon slices, lemon juice and white wine to the skillet. Combine the 1 tbsp of flour and chicken broth in a separate small bowl and whisk together. Add to the skillet and whisk everything together. Allow the sauce to cook down for approximately 10 minutes, or until it has begun to thicken.
  • Add the chicken back to the skillet and cook slightly to reheat the chicken. Enjoy!


Sodium: 675mg | Calcium: 40mg | Vitamin C: 28.2mg | Vitamin A: 500IU | Sugar: 2g | Fiber: 2g | Potassium: 612mg | Cholesterol: 177mg | Calories: 365kcal | Saturated Fat: 7g | Fat: 14g | Protein: 30g | Carbohydrates: 19g | Iron: 2.2mg

If you like this recipe, you may also like my: Bruschetta Chicken, Grilled Spatchcock Chicken, slow cooker lemon cream chicken or my Smothered Pork Chops.

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