Chicken Florentine Style

Michelle Sebastian

By
@dc2london

Need: 2 large heavy skillets

This dish is easy to make, but really impressive looking to serve and everyone seems to love it! I like to serve it with mashed potatoes or "sticky" rice with some of the sauce poured over the potatoes/rice. The flavour of the sauce is wonderful and is never exactly the same twice because I never completely follow the recipe, but add ingredients to "smell"!


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Serves:

4

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

salt and pepper to taste
flour for dredging
4
boneless/skinless chicken breasts
6 Tbsp
butter, unsalted
2 Tbsp
shallots
1 Tbsp
garlic, chopped
1 1/2 c
dry white wine
1 c
whipping cream
1 Tbsp
chopped fresh Italian parsley
2 large
packages of fresh spinach

Directions Step-By-Step

1
CHICKEN: sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper
2
dredge the chicken in the flour to coat lightly; shake off any excess flour
3
melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a heavy large skillet over medium heat
4
add the chicken and cook until brown, about 5 minutes per side
5
transfer the chicken to a plate and tent with foil to keep it warm
6
melt 2 tablespoons of butter in the same skillet over medium heat
7
add the shallots and garlic and saute until the shallots are translucent (stir to scrape up browned bits on the bottom of the skillet), about 1 minute
8
add the wine
9
increase the heat to medium-high and boil until the liquid is reduced by half, about 3 minutes
10
add the cream and boil until the sauce reduces by half, stirring often, about 3 minutes
11
stir in the parsley
12
season the sauce, to taste, with salt and pepper
13
return the chicken (and any juices) to the sauce, simmer a moment, and turn the chicken to coat in the sauce
14
SPINACH: melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter in another large skillet over medium heat
15
add the spinach, and a dash of salt, and saute until "limp"
16
season the spinach, to taste, with salt and pepper
17
arrange the spinach over a platter
18
place the chicken atop the spinach
19
pour the sauce over and serve

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy