Chicken Florentine with Spinach and Parmesan Cheese
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Chicken Florentine with Parmesan Cheese

Treat your loved one to this delicious chicken entree topped in a cream sauce with spinach and parmesan cheese. Add buttered pasta, a salad and a bottle of your favorite wine. Enjoy!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: chicken, spinach
Method: Stove Top
Skill Level: Intermediate
Servings: 6
Calories: 617
Author: Marilyn

Ingredients

  • 2 packages 10 ounces each frozen chopped spinach
  • 4 tablespoons butter divided
  • 1 clove garlic crushed and minced
  • dash dried basil
  • dash ground thyme
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour divided
  • 1/3 cup half-and-half or whipping cream
  • 5 cups cooked chicken sliced or diced
  • 3/4 cup half-and-half or whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Cook spinach according to package instructions, drain well.
  • In a skillet, melt 1 tablespoon butter; add minced garlic, basil, and thyme. Cook over medium low heat, stirring constantly, for about 5 minutes. Add 1 tablespoon flour and blend well. Add 1/3 cup half-and-half and the spinach; simmer for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Spoon the spinach mixture into the bottom of a lightly buttered 2-quart casserole or baking dish. Cover with cooked chicken slices.
  • Over medium low heat, melt remaining 3 tablespoons of butter and blend in remaining 3 tablespoons of flour, stirring until smooth. Gradually stir in 3/4 cup half-and-half and 3/4 cup chicken broth; continue cooking and stirring until thickened. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Pour sauce over chicken.
  • Cover all with grated Parmesan cheese. Serve with buttered pasta of choice and your favorite wine!
  • Bake at 400° for 20 minutes, or until cheese is lightly browned.

Notes

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Nutrition

Serving: 390G | Calories: 617kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 185mg | Sodium: 502mg | Potassium: 745mg | Fiber: 4.9g | Sugar: 3.7g | Vitamin A: 15550IU | Vitamin C: 7.4mg | Calcium: 260mg | Iron: 4mg