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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10 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


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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

How to Make Chicken Florentine Style


  • 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

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About Chicken Florentine Style

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

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