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Easy Creamy Florentine Chicken

This cheesy chicken dish is perfect for a quick weeknight meal.
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CourseMain Course
CuisineItalian
Keywordchicken
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Servings4 servings (see notes)
Calories257kcal

Ingredients

Chicken

  • 2 large Chicken Breasts, cut in half see notes for serving size tips.
  • ¼ cup All purpose Flour
  • ½ tsp Paprika
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil

Spinach

  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 10 oz Spinach, fresh you can use frozen spinach but thaw it fully and press the moisture completely out of it
  • ½ tesp Minced garlic cloves
  • 1 small onion, chopped

Garlic Cheese Sauce

  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves Garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 cup Milk (see post for notes about milk)
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese (see post for notes about cheese)
  • ½ tsp Salt and pepper or as per taste

Instructions

  • In a bowl combine flour, paprika, salt, and ¼ tsp pepper and mix everything well.
  • Dip the chicken breast in the dry flour mixture and dust off the excess.
  • Heat up a pan, add about 1 tbsp of butter and add the chicken breast to it. Cook till it is golden and then flip and repeat again. Remove & keep covered until ready to serve.
  • In the same pan add 1 tbsp of butter, ½ tsp of minced garlic, and onion, and cook till the onions become translucent, add salt as per taste. Add ¼ tsp of pepper and check for seasoning. Add in the chopped spinach and cook till the spinach is cooked well.
  • For the sauce use a small sauce pan, add the butter, onions, garlic, salt, and some pepper. Cook till the onions are translucent and add the milk and the cheese, Cook till the cheese is evenly melted.
  • For assembly, take a plate, add the spinach first, place the cooked chicken breast on top of it. And top it up with the prepared sauce.

Notes

Note: The sauce makes enough for 4 servings (2 large chicken breasts cut in half) when making only 2 servings you will probably have extra sauce. 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 257kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 931mg | Potassium: 582mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 7230IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 313mg | Iron: 3mg