Chicken French - Rochester, NY Style I’ve been making this recipe for years, and it is one of my family’s most requested meals. Serve with brown and wild rice or rice pilaf along with Italian-cut green beans. Enjoy!

cook: 15 mins total: 30 mins prep: 15 mins Servings: 4 Yield: 4 servings


  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour, or as needed
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • ¼ cup dry sherry
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons low-sodium chicken base


    Step 1

    Mix together the flour, salt, and pepper in a shallow bowl. In another bowl, whisk beaten eggs, sugar, and Parmesan cheese until the mixture is thoroughly blended and the sugar has dissolved.

    Step 2

    Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat until the oil shimmers. Dip the chicken breasts into the flour mixture, then into the egg mixture, and gently lay them into the skillet. Pan-fry the chicken breasts until golden brown and no longer pink in the middle, about 6 minutes on each side. Remove from the skillet and set aside.

    Step 3

    In the same skillet over medium-low heat, melt the butter, and stir in garlic, sherry, lemon juice, and chicken base. Bring the sauce to a simmer, and stir until smooth and slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Be sure to dissolve any brown flavor bits from the bottom of the skillet as you stir. Return the chicken breasts to the sauce, and gently simmer until no longer pink in the center, about 15 minutes.

    Step 4

    To serve, place a chicken breast on a plate, and top with sauce.

Cook's Note

Garnish with lemon slices, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 405 calories; protein 32.7g; carbohydrates 15g; fat 22.8g; cholesterol 194.4mg; sodium 415.8mg.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here