Chicken Francese Recipe

Chicken Francese Recipe

This Chicken Francese Recipe is low calorie and so easy to make. At just 187 calories it’s 1/4 the calories of the typical recipe! Plus it has 20.4g of protein!

You can make this recipe in just 25 minutes (including prep time) making it a great main course for dinner.

Chicken Francese Recipe

This isn’t your typical chicken francese, I cut 4 tablespoons of butter from the original recipe. But I did leave some butter in there to make sure it tasted the same. This allowed me to cut over 300 calories from each serving while still creating a perfect dish.

Chicken Francese Recipe

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Ingredients for Chicken Francese

I love this recipe, it’s packed full of flavor and so impressive! The lemon and the added garlic play well off the wine and tiny bit of butter the dish needs for maximum flavor.

I like serve it with mashed potatoes, but there are many Healthy Chicken Sides to choose from on this website.

Chicken Francese Recipe

Shopping List for Healthy Chicken Francese:

Chicken Cutlets:

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk
  • Olive Oil Spray

Francese Sauce:

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Salt (to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley

How to Make Recipes for Chicken Francese

This dish is best served immediately. It’s not a great “meal prep” dinner unfortunately, though you could slice the leftover chicken and add to the top of a salad tomorrow.

How to Make Low Calorie Chicken Francese:

  1. Heat a large pan over medium-high heat, spray with olive oil.
  2. In a shallow bowl or pie pan, combine the flour, salt and pepper, mix together.
  3. In a separate shallow bowl or pie pan add the eggs and milk, whisk until smooth.
  4. Dredge each chicken cutlet in the flour mixture, then dip in the egg mixture.
  5. Place the chicken breasts in a single layer in the hot pan.
  6. Cook for 4-5 minutes per side, or until browned and cooked through.
  7. Move the chicken to a plate, and lightly cover with foil to keep warm.
  8. Add the butter and lemon slices to the pan, and cook for 2-3 minutes or until the lemon slices are browned. Remove the lemon slices from the pan, and reserve for serving.
  9. To the melted butter, add the flour and cook for 1-2 minutes, constantly stirring.
  10. Then pour in the white wine, mix well and simmer for 2 minutes.
  11. Add the chicken broth and garlic, and simmer for an additional 5 minutes or until sauce starts to thicken.
  12. Add the lemon juice and pepper. Taste and add salt as needed.
  13. Return the cooked chicken fillets to the pan. Spoon some of the sauce over the tops of the chicken.
  14. Top the chicken with cooked lemon slices. Sprinkle with parsley, then serve hot.

Healthy Chicken Francese Recipe

Please don’t be too put off by the 1 tablespoon of butter. The original recipe calls for 5-8 tablespoons, so one is not so bad. And it does make all the difference in flavor.

Chicken Francese Recipe

Chicken Francese Recipe

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This low calorie Chicken Francese Recipe is just 187 calories and have over 20g of protein per serving!
I was able to cut out 4 tablespoons of butter without changing the flavor or consistency… And I did this with the help of 1 tablespoon of butter. You only need a little to get a lot of flavor, and with that you can cut out lots of calories.
Special Tip: You can easily use gluten free flour (I like Bob's Red Mill 1:1) to make this a gluten-free recipe.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 187 kcal

Ingredients
  

Chicken Cutlets:

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 4 thin fillets
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons Unsweetened almond milk
  • Olive Oil Spray

Francese Sauce:

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 lemon thinly sliced seeds removed
  • 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley

Instructions
 

  • Heat a large pan over medium-high heat, spray with olive oil.
  • In a shallow bowl or pie pan, combine the flour, salt and pepper, mix together.
  • In a separate shallow bowl or pie pan add the eggs and milk, whisk until smooth.
  • Dredge each chicken cutlet in the flour mixture, then dip in the egg mixture.
  • Place the chicken breasts in a single layer in the hot pan.
  • Cook for 4-5 minutes per side, or until browned and cooked through.
  • Move the chicken to a plate, and lightly cover with foil to keep warm.
  • Add the butter and lemon slices to the pan, and cook for 2-3 minutes or until the lemon slices are browned. Remove the lemon slices from the pan, and reserve for serving.
  • To the melted butter, add the flour and cook for 1-2 minutes, constantly stirring.
  • Then pour in the white wine, mix well and simmer for 2 minutes.
  • Add the chicken broth and garlic, and simmer for an additional 5 minutes or until sauce starts to thicken.
  • Add the lemon juice and pepper. Taste and add salt as needed.
  • Return the cooked chicken fillets to the pan. Spoon some of the sauce over the tops of the chicken.
  • Top the chicken with cooked lemon slices. Sprinkle with parsley, then serve hot.

Nutrition

Serving: 1filletCalories: 187kcalCarbohydrates: 7.7gProtein: 20.4gFat: 5.8gSaturated Fat: 2.4gCholesterol: 96mgSodium: 820mgPotassium: 121mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 0.6gCalcium: 41mgIron: 1mg
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Oh the hate mail I will get for using butter. But please note, this recipe usually calls for A LOT of butter! And this one has just 1 tablespoon. You can’t really make a white wine butter sauce without at lease a little butter.

Important Note: As a reminder, at Lose Weight By Eating the goal is to make healthier, all-natural versions of your favorite recipes… not all will be “diet worthy” depending on the diet you are on. But they will be healthier versions to help curb your cravings.

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