French style chicken breast
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5 from 4 votes

French chicken breast with Florentine potatoes

This tasty, flavorful French chicken breast recipe is a real show stopper! Probably one of the easiest french chicken dishes this chicken breast French style is so flavorful & satisfying when paired with garlicky, herb roasted Florentine potatoes! Very easy to make, perfect for barbecues and potlucks!  
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: French
Keyword: chicken breast french style, florentine potatoes, french chicken breast, french chicken dishes, french style chicken and potatoes, french style chicken breast
Servings: 4 people
Author: Petro
Cost: $5



  • 4 lbs chicken or chicken breast fresh
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 cup water

For the marinade:

  • 1 red onion finely chopped
  • ½ head garlic smashed
  • 1 bunch fresh rosemary small bunch, leaves picked and finely chopped
  • 4 fresh bay leaves
  • 4 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 8 tbs olive oil

For the Florentine potatoes:

  • 2 lbs potatoes
  • 6 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp dried oregano


Directions for French chicken:

  • Preheat oven at 375 F
  • Mix all the marinade ingredients in a large bowl
  • Place the chicken in the marinade and rub well
  • Cover and leave in the fridge for minimum of 12 hrs
  • Remove the chicken from the marinade (chances are the whole marinade is absorbed into the meat if you use chicken breast)
  • Place chicken in a roasting pan or baking sheet lined with baking paper
  • Drizzle lemon juice all over the meat
  • Pour water
  • Cover with aluminium foil and roast for 20 to 30 minutes if you use chicken breast (depending on your oven) or 1 hr for whole chicken
  • If you use chicken breast you won't need to barbecue it after roasting. If you choose whole chicken you may need to barbecue until golden and crisp, turning occasionally or you may opt for roasting it for additional 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Serve while warm, with Florentine potatoes, recipe below and garden salad

Directions for Florentine potatoes:

  • Clean potatoes well
  • Cut into small to medium cubes
  • Toss in a roasting pan with all ingredients
  • Mix well
  • Roast in the oven alongside the chicken for about 30-40 minutes, or until lovely and crispy and golden