What’s your favorite meal when you dine out? It could be chicken Francese, but how do you feel about eating it at home? Chicken Francese is generally not gluten-free, but you can make it that way! If you want to know how to make chicken Francese gluten-free, read on!
Is Chicken Francese Gluten-Free?
Gluten-free diets have become extremely popular in recent years—so much so that restaurants now need to take special care when preparing meals for gluten-intolerant customers. Chicken Francese isn’t an inherently gluten-rich dish, but if you’re using breaded cutlets or crumbs for a coating, you can easily make your meal more gluten-heavy. With a few changes, however, you can prepare an entirely gluten-free Chicken Francese recipe at home. Learn how!
Can you make gluten-free chicken francese?
You can absolutely make chicken Francese gluten free. Many restaurants serve a gluten-free version of chicken Francese, and you can easily create one yourself at home. Follow these simple instructions to cook up a meal that’s healthy, tasty, and gluten free. If you don’t feel like going out or cooking a gluten-free meal from scratch, consider ordering takeout. There are many popular restaurants that offer gluten-free versions of chicken Francese on their menus; check with your local eatery for more information. For example, gluten-free chicken francese is offered on The Cheesecake Factory’s menu as part of its Daily Special. This dish is served with rice pilaf and roasted potatoes. Another option is gluten-free flour. While most gluten-free flours cannot be used in place of wheat flour in baking recipes, some types (such as buckwheat flour) work well in certain dishes such as pancakes and crepes. When it comes to gluten-free chicken Francese, you can use buckwheat flour mixed with regular all purpose flour to coat your chicken pieces before frying them in oil.
Why does everyone seem to care about gluten now?
These days, people really care about gluten. But why? To many, gluten—the protein found in wheat—is a dietary poison that causes health problems and wreaks havoc on digestion. The truth is it’s not as bad as many people make it out to be. In fact, I’d argue that some of you reading right now are already eating more gluten than necessary without knowing it. If you’re going for chicken francese tonight (or any night), keep reading for a good alternative recipe that can be made gluten-free if you want. If not, scroll down and get back to your day. You’ll thank me later.
Enjoy Chicken Francese Without The Gluten
Generally, breaded meat dishes like chicken francese aren’t gluten-free. However, it’s possible to make them without a hitch, and I’ve done so with my chicken francese recipe. If you have all of your ingredients on hand (which shouldn’t be hard if you stock your kitchen according to a gluten-free diet), then you can follow these easy steps 1) Beat eggs in a small bowl and set aside. Add flour, salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder and Italian seasoning to another small bowl; mix well. Pour dry mixture into another small bowl; set aside. Cut chicken breasts into 1/2 inch strips; set aside in one large bowl or plate while you prepare everything else. 2) Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Whisk eggs until they are frothy and pale yellow, about 30 seconds. Dip each piece of chicken into egg mixture before tossing it into flour mixture; let excess drip off before placing pieces in hot oil. Cook for 2 minutes per side or until golden brown and cooked through. 3) Remove cooked chicken from pan onto a plate lined with paper towels to drain excess grease; sprinkle lightly with salt as soon as they come out of the pan.