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"!


★★★★★ 1 vote

10 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste
  • ·
    flour for dredging
  • 4
    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


  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

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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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