CHICKEN FRANCAISE Also known as "Francese" egg dipped chicken breast in tangy buttery sauce I believe this dish was created in America by Italian immigrants. As with numerous Italian chicken dishes, they were originally intended for veal which was a more expensive meat. But back to the name, why an American Italian dish is called "French", maybe it's because of all the butter, maybe the wine, but one thing for sure, the flavours are incredible.
Chicken Francaise is an impressive dish that celebrates our American “Melting Pot” by bringing together two of my favorite cuisines – Italian and French. The bonus is its feasibility for a busy weeknight treat, allowing you to put together a complex and delicious dish with simple ingredients and limited time.