Monday, November 10, 2014

Chicken Florentine


I am the ultimate pasta fan and this recipe gets a perfect ten out of ten! I absolutely loved how creamy and flavorful this dish was--not to mention that it's a huge crowd pleaser! This is a quick and easy week night meal to make for your family and friends.

Here's what you'll need:
1/2 pound of linguini
3 boneless, skinless chicken breast
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 medium onion
1/2 cup of mushrooms
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup dry white wine (I used sauvignon blanc)
1/2 cup of chicken stock
1 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon of chopped garlic 
1 tablespoon of dried parsley
1 teaspoon of paprika
1 package of frozen spinach + 1 tablespoon of butter
salt and pepper

 Seems like a lot of ingredients but the majority of these things you already have in your refrigerator/pantry! Let's get started!

Directions: 
Wash chicken then dry with paper towel. Grab your cutting board & cube chicken into bite size pieces. Season liberally with salt,  pepper and paprika. In a sauce pan, heat olive oil and begin to cook chicken breast. Cook chicken until nice and perfectly browned on each side. Once chicken is done, remove from pan and set aside.

Using the drippings in the pan, saute onions, mushrooms and garlic until translucent. Next, add wine and chicken stock increasing your heat to allow the mixture to come to a roaring bubble. Allow sauce to boil for about 5-8 minutes (reducing by half), then slowly add your heavy cream, constantly stirring mixture. Once you pour your heavy cream, immediately add your Parmesan cheese. Continue to stir and let mixture gently boil (at this point you can check for taste and add additional salt and pepper to your liking). Y

While sauce is thickening, defrost spinach in microwave and in a separate pan saute with a teaspoon of butter. Once warmed through, add spinach to sauce, mix and cover and let boil for another 5 minutes on medium low. Add chicken back into mixture and cover for an additional 2 minutes.

Cook pasta according to box instructions and serve with a healthy serving of chicken florentine sauce.

This is my take on chicken florentine! Have you ever tried something similar, if so how do you make it? Let me know below :)

p.s if you love pasta you'll love this recipe as well! 

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