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Chicken Bonne Femme

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Chicken Bonne Femme is a French chicken dish made with a delicious, rich warm sauce. With chicken breats cooked till tender and brown Chicken Bonne Femme is served with hot sauce and vegetables. Try Chicken Bonne Femme recipe once and you wont wish to try anything else for your coming parties!
  Whole chicken breasts 2 Large, skinned, boned, and each cut in half
  Egg yolks 2
  Dry white wine 2 Tablespoon
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Butter/Margarine 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Tarragon 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Ground red pepper 1 Dash
  Medium mushrooms 1⁄2 Pound, thinly sliced
  Carrot 1 Medium, cut into 2 inch by 1/8 inch strips

1. With meat mallet or dull edge of French knife, pound each chicken-breast half to 1/4 inch thickness. Set chicken pieces aside.
2. In double boiler over hot, not boiling, water, beat egg yolks, white wine, and lemon juice, beating constantly with wire whisk until mixture thickens slightly. Add 1/2 cup butter or margarine (1 stick), 1 tablespoon at a time, beating constantly with wire whisk until butter or margarine is melted and mixture thickens. Stir in salt, tarragon, and ground red pepper. Keep sauce warm.
3. In 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat, in 2 tablespoons hot butter or margarine 1/4 stick), cook chicken breasts until tender and browned on all sides, about 10 minutes. With pancake turner, remove chicken to warm platter. In drippings remaining in skillet over medium heat, cook sliced mushrooms and carrot strips until tender, stirring frequently.
4. Pour sauce over chicken. Top with vegetable mixture.

Recipe Summary

Side Dish

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 687 Calories from Fat 226

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 25 g39.1%

Saturated Fat 11.8 g59.2%

Trans Fat 0.1 g

Cholesterol 601.9 mg200.6%

Sodium 782.8 mg32.6%

Total Carbohydrates 17 g5.6%

Dietary Fiber 4.2 g16.8%

Sugars 7.5 g

Protein 92 g184.3%

Vitamin A 223.8% Vitamin C 33.2%

Calcium 11.9% Iron 27.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Chicken Bonne Femme Recipe