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Chicken with Florentine Sauce Recipe
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Chicken with Florentine Sauce Recipe

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“Here is my very favorite chicken-and-spinach recipe,” writes Julie Fitzgerald from St. Louis, Missouri. A creamy topping and pretty presentation make it elegant enough for company but it’s also fast to fix on busy weeknights!
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon sherry or chicken broth
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 2 tablespoons diced pimientos
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 223 calories, 15 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 58 mg cholesterol, 434 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 14 g protein.

Directions

  1. Flatten chicken to 1/2-in. thickness. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the Parmesan cheese, basil and oregano. Add chicken, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook chicken in 2 tablespoons butter for 4-5 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 170°. Remove and keep warm.
  3. In the same skillet, saute onions in remaining butter for 2-3 minutes or until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Gradually add flour and salt; stir in milk and sherry or broth until blended.
  4. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in spinach and pimientos; heat through.
  5. Remove from the heat. Stir in sour cream until blended. Spoon over chicken; sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Chicken with Florentine Sauce in Simple & Delicious May/June 2007, p26

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 223 calories, 15 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 58 mg cholesterol, 434 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 14 g protein.

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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Reviewed Oct. 4, 2012

The only change I made was adding Provolone cheese in place of Mozzarella, It give the recipe a added boost

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Reviewed May. 16, 2012

My whole family loved this! This was amazing!

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Reviewed Jul. 2, 2011

Very Yummy!

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Reviewed May. 15, 2010

Delicious! I did put the chicken under the broiler for just a minute to melt the cheese.

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Reviewed May. 1, 2010

This was very very good! I definitely will be making this again.

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