Chicken Francese with Grapefruit-Tarragon Sauce
Gorgeous Ruby Red grapefruit top this quick chicken francese for a dish that ready for entertaining.
- 2 Ruby Red grapefruits
- 4 very thin chicken cutlets (6 ounces each)
- Salt and pepper
- 1/2 cup flour
- 3 eggs
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
- 1/4 cup chicken stock
- 1/2 cup Reisling or other fruity white wine
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons fresh tarragon, chopped
- 2 tablespoons fresh chives, finely chopped
Cut the skin and white pith from the grapefruits. Working over a medium size bowl, cut between the membranes, releasing the grapefruit segments.
Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Place the flour on a plate. In a shallow bowl, whisk the eggs and lemon juice.
In a large nonstick skillet, heat the EVOO, two turns of the pan, over medium to medium-high heat. Dredge the chicken in the flour, then coat in the egg mixture. Cook until the coating is golden and puffed and the chicken is cooked through, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer the chicken to a platter.
Pour the chicken stock into the skillet; cook, stirring, 2 minutes. Add the wine and cook, stirring up any browned bits, 1 minute. Melt the butter into the sauce, then stir in the tarragon, chives and grapefruit segments (but not the juice in the bowl). Pour the sauce over the chicken.