The Most Delish Fish: Fish Francaise

Fish Francaise

Fish Francaise

I love both the fish and chicken version of this recipe! In fact, I had a hard time deciding between posting the Fish Francaise recipe or the Chicken Francaise recipe, so I’ve included both!

French cuisine has some Italian influences, especially near the Italian boarders. This healthy dinner recipe shares similarities with the Italian Fish Francese and Fish Piccatta, with the fish preparation done in a different order, and there’s no frying! Also, the lighter Francaise Sauce, especially this one, is healthier than the full of butter Piccatta Sauce. A flaky white fish works best, so add this to your flounder recipes and filet of sole recipes. I call this Fish Francaise recipe “the Most Delish Fish!” My mom agrees, let’s see if you do too!

The Chicken Francaise recipe happens to make the most moist and tender chicken—without pounding! This is definitely my favorite chicken recipe for a dinner party as it can be prepared ahead with the last steps completed right before serving. And everyone always raves about it! Dress it up with some lemon slices on top for an extra beautiful presentation.

Fish Francaise
Servings: 6

Ingredients

1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/3 cup flour
2 pounds white fish filet, like sole or flounder
2 whole eggs, beaten
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon capers (optional)

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and spray a sheet pan with olive oil spray.
2. Mix salt and pepper with flour and coat the fish filets with it. Place on a tray or plate in a single layer.
3. Heat a fry pan on medium high. When it's hot, dip one piece of fish in the eggs and then put it immediately on the frying pan.
4. Continue with the rest of the fish. When golden brown, flip fish over.
5. When both sides are browned, transfer fish to sheet pan, and bake in the oven for 5-10 minutes until cooked through.
6. Over low heat, whisk together chicken broth, lemon juice, and butter. Drizzle over fish.
7. Top fish with capers.

Tips
1. There is not a typo: The order for the fish is flour then egg, and no additional flour.
2. Have your bowl of eggs close to your frying pan so you do not drip and lose your coating.

Meal Prep
1. If you’re cooking this meal for a dinner party, prep everything ahead up through putting the fish in the oven. Do that at the last minute and it’s a breeze!
2. The fish can be fully prepared ahead and reheated for a quick weeknight dinner.

Chicken Francaise

Servings: 6

Ingredients

1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/3 cup flour
2 pounds chicken tenders
2 whole eggs, beaten
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon capers (optional)

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and spray a sheet pan with olive oil spray.
2. Mix salt and pepper with flour and coat the chicken with it.
3. Heat a fry pan on medium high. When it's hot, dip one tender in the eggs and then put it immediately on the frying pan.
4. Continue with the rest of the chicken. When golden brown, flip chicken over.
5. When both sides are browned, transfer chicken to sheet pan, and bake in the oven for 10 minutes until cooked through.
6. Over low heat, whisk together chicken broth, lemon juice, and butter. Drizzle over chicken.
7. Top chicken with capers.

Tips
1. There is not a typo: The order for the chicken is flour then egg, and no additional flour.
2. Have your bowl of eggs close to your frying pan so you do not drip and lose your coating.

Meal Prep
1. If you’re cooking this meal for a dinner party, prep everything ahead up through putting the fish in the oven. Do that at the last minute and it’s a breeze!
2. The fish can be fully prepared ahead and reheated for a quick weeknight dinner.

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