Chicken Francese with Noodles

This is such an Italian-American dish. I grew up eating francese from the local pizza place. Since our move I’ve been pretty disappointed with my chicken francese take-out options. So, I had to find a recipe to make it myself and was super happy to find this recipe, which is based on Tyler Florence’s recipe. I added capers and skipped the scallions. Tried the corn starch, but I’m not sure that it really made that much of a difference.

Chix Francesse w Noodles

4 skinless, boneless, thin chicken breasts (about 1 1/2 pounds)
Cornstarch, for dredging (or use flour)
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 large eggs
3 TB. water
1/4 cup avocado oil or extra-virgin olive oil
1 lemon, with rind, cut in thin rounds
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 lemon, juiced
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
capers, to taste

On a plate or wide bowl, beat the eggs with 3 tablespoons of water. Heat the oil over medium-high flame in a large skillet.

Dredge both sides of the chicken cutlets in the cornstarch or flour that has been seasoned with salt and pepper. Dip chicken in the egg wash to coat completely, letting the excess drip off. When the oil is hot, add the cutlets and fry for 2-3 minutes on each side until golden, turning once. Remove the chicken cutlets to a large platter in a single layer to keep warm.

Toss the lemon slices into the pan and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, until fragrant. Add the wine, broth, lemon juice and capers simmer for 5 minutes to reduce the sauce slightly. Roll the butter in some cornstarch or flour and add it to the skillet, this will thicken the sauce. Whisk to incorporate and dissolve the cornstarch/flour. Reduce the heat to medium-low and return the chicken to the pan; place the lemon slices on top of the cutlets. Simmer gently for 2 minutes to heat the chicken through. Season with salt and pepper before serving.

Noodles 

Follow directions on the package

Roasted Asparagus
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My go-to method of preparing asparagus.

1 bunch of asparagus – ends trimmed
olive oil
salt and pepper
Parmesan cheese

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Toss trimmed asparagus with a bit of olive oil, salt and pepper and roast for 15-20 minutes until tender and a little bit browned. Sprinkle some grated Parmesan cheese over to serve.