Chicken Florentine Style

Michelle Sebastian


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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salt and pepper to taste
flour for dredging
boneless/skinless chicken breasts
6 Tbsp
butter, unsalted
2 Tbsp
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


1CHICKEN: sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper

2dredge the chicken in the flour to coat lightly; shake off any excess flour

3melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a heavy large skillet over medium heat

4add the chicken and cook until brown, about 5 minutes per side

5transfer the chicken to a plate and tent with foil to keep it warm

6melt 2 tablespoons of butter in the same skillet over medium heat

7add 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

8add the wine

9increase the heat to medium-high and boil until the liquid is reduced by half, about 3 minutes

10add the cream and boil until the sauce reduces by half, stirring often, about 3 minutes

11stir in the parsley

12season the sauce, to taste, with salt and pepper

13return the chicken (and any juices) to the sauce, simmer a moment, and turn the chicken to coat in the sauce

14SPINACH: melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter in another large skillet over medium heat

15add the spinach, and a dash of salt, and saute until "limp"

16season the spinach, to taste, with salt and pepper

17arrange the spinach over a platter

18place the chicken atop the spinach

19pour the sauce over and serve

About this Recipe

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