Article Contents

  • 1 origins of the names of dishes
  • 2 Subtleties cooking
  • 3 Classic and original recipes
    • 3.1 potatoes
    • 3.2 With tomatoes

From the name of the dish it is clear that it should be the birthplace of France.However, the French kitchen, it does not apply.One can go to seek its origins in Alsace and Lorraine kitchens, but exact matches will not.The French do not cook meat with cheese at the same time and do not use mayonnaise potato baking.

origins of the names of dishes

The culinary traditions of most countries of the world gastronomy potatoes baked under béchamel sauce.It is not similar in composition with mayonnaise, and is fried until golden brown flour, diluted with milk or cream and flavored with nutmeg.The dish is baked under the sauce and sprinkle with cheese gratin called.For it is a classic French cooking and is prepared not only with potatoes, but also with mushrooms and vegetables.And when cooking meat and vegetables used wine in large quantities.

The Russian meat in French with chicken began to prepare in the XVIII century.It is believed that the name of the dish provided his chef - a Frenchman, who led the "cooking workshop" His Serene Highness Prince Grigory Orlov.Chef recipe used in the foundations of French cuisine - baking potatoes with cheese, but did it in Russian hearty, and why the meat was added.Initially used only beef, but with the spread of dishes in Russia were variations of it with pork and chicken.

Subtleties cooking

Cooking chicken in French in an oven requires the use of fresh meat.The bird must be cooled or steam room.Frozen or partially thawed pieces can not be taken, otherwise the meat will turn out tough.The rest of him is not essential requirements.You can opt for meals and breast and hips, and legs, and a bird cut into pieces a la carte.In the first case, the recipe will turn out less high-calorie, fatty bedryshek using a calorie is higher.

Here are a few secrets chicken French.

  • Ingredients spread layers: down the meat, then onions, potatoes and cheese. Mayonnaise covered dish on top, causing it or a thick layer of mesh.
  • meat will be juicy if spread pieces close to each other. not bake on a large baking dish, if a little meat as it dries.
  • During roasting the onions gives the juice, which helps meat propechsya. The more onions, the chicken will turn out juicy.Keep this in mind when preparing the potatoes with the chicken in the oven French breast of the diet.
  • To give the dish a spicy, strong taste, marinate the onions. Cut it rings, cover with cold water mixed with salt, sugar, vinegar.Hold for 30 minutes, squeeze and place for meat.
  • Potatoes must be well with salt and season with spices, otherwise he will taste bland.From spices use marjoram, nutmeg, paprika, oregano.Each of them goes well with meat and potatoes, and cheese.
  • need to grate cheese and spread evenly on the final form of a layer. primnogo his hands that the crust was thick.You can replace the classic cheese cheese - then there will be less caloric, and get thinner crust.
potatoes can be cut into any shape, but always subtly.This will allow him to get ready at the same time with the other ingredients.Convenient to use for fine cut shredder for cabbage.A stack of potato slices overlap.In some recipes found general recommendations grate the potatoes on a grater, but in this form it will be similar to mess that will spoil the kind of dish.

Classic and original recipes

Recipe Chicken in French in the oven easily change by adding new ingredients to it.And every time the taste of the dish turns worthy.This explains the large number of variations "on", for example, a dish with tomatoes, mushrooms, zucchini.


In the classic version or a tomato or mushrooms there.But the bow is used a lot, as well as meat - chicken breast.

you will need:

  • chicken - 1 kg;
  • onions - 3 large head;
  • Potatoes - 1 kg;
  • mayonnaise - 3 tbsp.spoons;
  • cheese - 150 g;
  • salt and pepper.


  1. Slice the breast slices 0.5 cm thick. Lightly repel them (it is convenient to do it in plastic wrap).Sprinkle with pepper and salt.
  2. Slice the onion rings, marinate.Place the fillets.
  3. Peel and thinly slice the potatoes, sprinkle with oil, add salt and spices and mix.Put a bow on top of lap, to get "fish scales".
  4. Grate cheese and sprinkle on top, primnogo hands.Make
  5. on the surface of the mesh of the mayonnaise and spread it evenly over the cheese.
  6. Bake at 180 ° for 40 minutes under the lid.Uncover and bake 10 more minutes.

With tomatoes

Baked chicken in French tomatoes with less calories, because the potatoes in it is not used.Therefore, instead of the breast can take more fat thighs: they were better fed, it is convenient to lay out portions on the plates.

you will need:

  • chicken thighs - 1 kg;
  • onions - 1 head;
  • tomatoes - 3 pcs .;
  • cheese - 200 g;
  • mayonnaise - 3 tbsp.spoons;
  • salt and pepper.


  1. Cover the baking parchment.Season with salt, pepper thighs, lay on him.
  2. Chop onion half rings, spread on slices of meat.
  3. scald with boiling water the tomatoes and remove the peel.Cut circles, put a third layer.
  4. Pour mayonnaise.
  5. Sprinkle with cheese.
  6. Bake 40 minutes at 180 °.

Check readiness follows punctures thigh.If it implies a light juice, you can remove the pan from the oven.

Try to cook chicken with potatoes in French or in the oven with tomatoes recipe.Rich flavor of the meat and its spectacular golden crust will fall even children like.