recipe

Chicken Francaise-wiches

Aired July 7, 2014

Serves 4
Ingredients

4 6-ounce skinless, boneless chicken breast cutlets, pounded thin or 4 fillets of sole
Salt and pepper
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon garlic powder or granulated garlic
1/2 teaspoon paprika
2 tablespoons butter, cut into 1-tablespoon slices
2 large eggs
1/4 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
1 lemon
3 to 4 tablespoons EVOO – Extra Virgin Olive Oil or canola oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup dry white wine or chicken stock
4 brioche rolls, split and toasted
Arugula, diced tomato and finely chopped onion

Preparation

Season the chicken cutlets (or fish filets) on both sides.

In a shallow bowl, combine the flour, garlic powder (or granulated garlic) and paprika. Roll the butter slices in the flour and reserve.

Beat the eggs with the cheese and juice of 1/2 lemon.

In a large, non-stick skillet, heat the oil, four turns of the pan, over medium to medium-high heat. Dredge two pieces of the chicken or fish first in the flour, then coat in the egg batter and cook until golden, 2-3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate; repeat with remaining cutlets/filets.

Add the minced garlic to the pan. Stir for 1 minute then deglaze with the wine (or stock). Add the flour-coated butter and whisk to form a sauce.

Place the chicken or fish on toasted bun bottoms. Cut the remaining 1/2 lemon into wedges and squeeze over top. Top with some sauce, arugula, tomato, onion and the bun tops.

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