Chicken or Fish Francese-wiches

Chicken or Fish Francese-wiches
  • 1Servings


  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast cutlets (6 oz. each), pounded thin, or 4 fillets of sole
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder or granulated garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoons butter, cut into 1-tbsp. slices
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup grated parmigiano-reggiano
  • 1 lemon
  • 3 - 4 tablespoons EVOO 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


Season the chicken (or fish) on both sides. In a shallow bowl, combine the flour, garlic powder (or granulated garlic) and paprika. Roll the butter in the flour and reserve.

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

In a large nonstick skillet, heat the oil, four turns of the pan, over medium to medium-high heat. Dredge two pieces of the chicken (or fish) in the flour, then coat in the egg batter and saute until golden, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate; repeat.

Add the minced garlic to the pan. Stir for 1 minute, then deglaze with the wine (or stock). Add the flour-coated butter; 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. Add the sauce, arugula, tomato, onion and bun top