Gluten Free Chicken Francese is so easy to cook at home. It will be on the table in 30 minutes.
Chicken Francese is an incredible, lemon flavored poultry dish, which can be found at many restaurants. Francese means “in the French manner”.
Now you can prepare it with gluten free ingredients at home with the same lemony sauce. It’s so simple, too!
Ready to make chicken francese? Let’s go.
- chicken scallopine
- Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free All Purpose Baking Flour
and for the batter:
- grated parmesan cheese
- parsley, salt, and pepper
- extra-virgin olive oil and butter
and for the delicious lemony sauce:
- Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free All Purpose Baking Flour
- salt and pepper
*Free printable recipe card is available at the end of the post.
To begin, whisk together egg, parmesan cheese, parsley, salt, and pepper until frothy and thick. And spread flour on a separate plate. Coat the chicken with the flour and shake off the excess.
Next, heat oil and butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking.
Dip the floured chicken into the egg batter and place in the hot pan. Cook in batches, being careful not to crowd the pan.
Cook until nicely browned on each side. Repeat, adding more oil and butter as needed, until all the chicken slices are cooked. Remove to a platter and keep warm.
Now you’re ready to prepare your delicious sauce.
Add some more butter to the same skillet and sauté some garlic.
Stir flour in cold water; then add to skillet. Add lemon juice, as well. Continuously stir over medium-high heat to thicken gravy.
Finally, return chicken to the pan and cook for another minute to blend. Season with salt and pepper and garnish with parsley and lemon wedges. Serve immediately with your favorite gluten free pasta.
Pro tips and recipe notes
- Scallopine chicken is extremely thin. Once you add the batter, the pieces are thick enough. You can use thin-sliced chicken if you’d like.
- Dissolve the flour in water before adding it to your skillet so that your sauce doesn’t get clumpy.
- Serve with your favorite vegetables and gluten-free pasta or rice.
I hope you enjoy your homemade chicken francese as much as we do. And if you have any questions, please reach out to me in the comments or shoot me an email, and I’ll respond ASAP!
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Gluten Free Chicken Francese
- For Chicken
- 1 pound chicken scallopine slices
- 1/2 cup Gluten Free All Purpose Baking Flour
- 3 large eggs
- 6 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
- 1 teaspoon parsley
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil EVOO
- 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
- For Sauce
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 cups water
- 1 tablespoon Gluten Free All Purpose Baking Flour
- Juice of 1 large lemon 1/4 cup
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Rinse and pat dry chicken.
- Whisk together egg, parmesan cheese, parsley, salt, and pepper until frothy and thick.
- Spread flour on a plate. Coat the chicken with the flour and shake off the excess.
- Heat oil and butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
- Dip the floured chicken into the egg batter and place in the hot pan. Cook in batches, being careful not to crowd the pan.
- Cook until nicely browned about 2 minutes on each side. Repeat, adding more oil and butter as needed, until all the chicken slices are cooked. Remove to a platter and keep warm.
- Saute garlic in butter in the same large skillet.
- Stir flour in cold water; then add to skillet.
- Add lemon juice, as well. Continuously stir over medium-high heat to thicken gravy about 2 minutes.
- Return chicken to the pan and cook for 1 minute to blend. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with parsley and lemon wedges. Serve immediately with your favorite gluten free pasta.
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Carissa Pelletier says
Looks delicious and easy to make. I have only recently learned about GF gravy (did not know it existed!) and this looks like the perfect chance to try it. Thanks!
G S Marjara says
Good great recipe, gonna try this weekend, hope it would be as delicious as you say!
Sophie Bowns says
Mmm! That sounds delicious& looks it too!
I think I missed something. What type of flour is used? I’m trying this recipe out for a friend that is gluten free.
Hello, Jennifer! I use Bob’s Red Mill All Purpose Gluten Free Flour. Here is a link to it. I hope your friend loves it. 🙂
mercy mosarwe says
Hi ,thank you so much for the recipes it has been decades i suffered eating what um not supposed to eat ,here in Africa , thank you
Barbara Bianchi says
You’re so welcome. I hope you enjoy this recipe.