Chicken Francese


  • 1.5 lbs chicken breasts, butterflied (or chicken cutlets)
  • salt and black pepper
  • garlic powder
  • 1 cup gluten-free flour
  • 2 eggs
  • olive oil
  • 4 Tablespoon butter, divided
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup white wine (Pinot Grigio), (see Note 1)
  • 2 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • fresh parsley, chopped


  • Pound chicken cutlets to about 1/4″ thin. Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder on both sides.
  • Place the flour in a shallow plate and beat the eggs in a medium bowl. Dredge each chicken cutlet in flour and then in egg.
  • Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook chicken for about 3-4 minutes per side until cooked through. Use a meat thermometer to measure that the internal temperature has reached 165F. Transfer to a plate and cover with aluminum foil.
  • Add butter to the skillet, minced garlic and 2 Tbsp of the gluten-free flour. Mix well. Add chicken stock, white wine, and lemon juice to the skillet. Bring to a boil and cook for a minute.
  • Transfer the chicken to a serving platter and pour the sauce over the chicken. Place lemons on top of chicken cutlets and sprinkle with fresh chopped parsley. Serve warm.


Note 1: If you want to omit the wine, you can substitute it with chicken stock. 

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