Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Creamy Chicken Florentine

Some of the best meals that will ever come out of your kitchen will come out of basic necessity.
For example, the other day I had planned on making this lavish meal that was going to blow everyone's mind, but after a very busy afternoon, by the time dinner rolled around, I was not in the mood.  So, of course, I went to the fridge and pantry to see what I had on hand.  I just want to tell you that this dish was absolutely luscious, and I know you are going to want to make it for your family tonight!

Creamy Chicken Florentine:
*Prep Time: 5 min. *Cook Time:  16 min. *Difficulty:  Easy  *Servings:  4-6


  • 1 lb. of pasta
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1 bag of baby spinach
  • 1 cup of white wine
  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 4 tbsp. butter.
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Grated parmesan
  • Chili flakes
Of course, as it is with all of my pasta recipes, the first thing you want to do it bring a pot of salted water to a boil, add your pasta, and cook according to the directions on the package.

Make sure to reserve a cup of the pasta water before dumping the pasta. 

Place your deep skillet over medium/high heat, and allow the skillet to get hot.

Add oil.

Season chicken with salt and pepper, making sure all of the pieces are well coated.

Cook chicken until golden brown and cooked through.

When the chicken is cooked, remove from the pot, and set aside.
Add the butter to the pan, and allow to melt.

Add the garlic and allow it to cook until you can smell it coming from the pan.

Add the wine and allow it to reduce by half.
Then, add the cream and let simmer until it thickens.

Once the sauce has thickened, you can add the spinach.
  I know this looks like A LOT of spinach, but it will wilt down.

Place a lid on your skillet and allow the spinach to wilt.

When the spinach is wilted,
return the chicken to the pan.

Now add the pasta.

A little grated parmesan.

And toss together.
You may need to add a little of the starchy pasta water to thin
the sauce out a little.
Salt and pepper to taste.

Look at that!
I like to top mine with a pinch red chili flake for a little
something, something.


See, you can put a FANTASTIC mean on the table NO MATTER WHAT
your mood or time restraints. 
 Give this Creamy Chicken Florentine a try tonight, you wont be disappointed!

And as always...

Happy Reading, Happy Eating, and Happy Living,

~The Kitchen Wife~


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