Chicken Francese

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Lunch, Dinner Poultry 15-30 min 8+


Chicken Francese


Chicken Francese - Have a French fling this evening! A white wine reduction brings the continental flair, but this recipe is still lean and nutritious enough to be a Smart Balance pick.


  • 8 thin skinless chicken cutlets, about 3 oz each
  • kosher salt and fresh pepper, to taste
  • 3 tbsp Smart Balance® Non-GMO Buttery Spread
  • 1/4 cup unbleached flour
  • 1/2 cup egg whites, beaten
  • 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 3/4 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp fresh chopped parsley


Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Place the flour in a bowl, and the beaten egg whites in another bowl. Melt 1 tablespoon of the Smart Balance® Non-GMO Buttery Spread in a large, nonstick skillet over medium heat.

In two batches, lightly flour 4 pieces of chicken, then dip in egg whites and add to the skillet. Sauté chicken 2 to 3 minutes on each side, until cooked through. When cooked, transfer to a plate. Repeat with 1 tablespoon of Smart Balance® Non-GMO Buttery Spread and remaining chicken until all the chicken is cooked; set aside.

Pour the chicken broth into the skillet along with the lemon juice, white wine and remaining buttery spread. Simmer over medium heat for about 3 to 4 minutes until it reduces slightly and thickens. Return the chicken to the pan to combine with the sauce and finish with parsley.

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