Chicken Florentine

Chicken Florentine Recipe

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Use tender, quick-cooking bagged baby spinach.


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40 Min
10 Min


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  • 2 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 12 c
    baby spinach
  • 4
    boneless, skinless chicken breasts trimmed
  • ·
    salt and pepper
  • 1
    shallot, minced
  • 2
    garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/4 c
    low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/4 c
  • 1 c
    heavey cream
  • 6 Tbsp
    grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp
    grated lemon zest plus 1 teaspoon juice

How to Make Chicken Florentine


  1. Adjusts oven rack to upper-middle position and heat broiler. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add spinach and cook, stirring occasionally until wilted, 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Transfer spinach to colander set over bowl and press with spoon to release excess liquid. Discard liquid. Pat chicken dry with paper towel and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Wipe out pan and heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat until just smoking. Cook chicken on both sides until golden,6 minutes. Add shallot and garlic to skillet and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. stir in broth, water, and cream and bring to boil.
  4. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until chicken is cooked through, about 10 minutes, transfer chicken to plate and tent with aluminum foil. Continue to simmer sauce until reduced to 1 cup, about 10 minutes.
  5. Off heat, stir in 4 tablespoons parmesan and lemon zest and juice. Cut chicken crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick slices and arrange on broiler-safe dish.scatter spinaach over chicken and pour sauace over spinach. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan and broil until golden brown. Enjoy.

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About Chicken Florentine

Course/Dish: Chicken
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy

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