June 17, 2012

Recipe: Chicken Florentine

Today's meal was Chicken Florentine.

I know that I've actually made this recipe before, however, I believe I accidentally deleted ALL of my recipes. So, I'm adding it again.

*Recipe adapted from Giada De Laurentis*

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (I used the chicken tenderloins instead)
  • Salt & pepper
  • All-purpose flour, for dredging
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter (3/4 stick)
  • 2 tablespoons shallots, sliced (I used a little more for flavor)
  • 4 tablespoons chopped portabello mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan reggiano
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock or broth
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • 2 (10 oz) packages frozen cut - leaf spinach, thawed, drained (I used fresh spinach instead)

  • Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper. Dredge the chicken in the flour to coat lightly. Shake off any excess flour. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a heave large skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken & cook until brown (about 8 min per side). Transfer the chicken to a plate & tent with foil to keep it warm.
  • Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in the same skillet over medium heat. Add the shallots, mushrooms & garlic and saute until the shallots are translucent, stirring to scrape up any browned bits on the bottom of the skillet (about 1 min).
  • Add the wine & chicken stock. Increase the heat to medium-high & boil until the liquid is reduced by half, about 8 min. Add the cream as well as Parmesan cheese, and boil until the sauce reduces by half, stirring often, about 7 min. Stir in the parsley. Season the sauce, to taste, with salt & pepper. Add the chicken and any accumulated juices to the sauce, and turn the chicken to coat in the sauce. Let sit for 4 min, then remove from heat. Remove chicken, set aside and cover.
  • Cook spinach accordingly. I steamed my spinach & added salt and pepper for taste. I served with Fettuccine. Talk about yummy!

If you try this recipe, let me know how you like it. This recipe is a favorite in my house.


  1. OH yea oh yea, I can get with this.

  2. Ohhh...I am going to make this!

  3. Corie I will be trying this with shrimp asap! It looks SO good! I did a name change on gmail, but I am back:) I was caramelnaps25, had to shut down that account. I will be catching up on your posts! Everytime I step into Charlotte Russe I am looking at shoes because of you:)

  4. The dish is quite tasty...if the girl thinks so (she's a very picky eater), then it's a go!

    @Nikkipooh - I was wondering what happened to you! lol every single time I go into CR or any other store that sells shoes I think of how much of a shoe addict I've become! lol

  5. i made this tonight and it was sooo good! loved it!

  6. Please make this for me!

  7. Fredetta I'm so glad you enjoyed!

    kt lol I would love to!


  8. I made this for a picky 9 yr old and she asked for 2nds! My daughter asked can i make it again.LOL Next stop brownies!


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