Chicken Florentine is chicken that lies on a bed of spinach leaves, has a creamy white sauce, and is undeniably delicious! This dish is easy enough to make and is one that everyone enjoys, even the kids!

Looking for other chicken recipes? Try my Chicken Stroganoff, Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts, Cheesy Bacon Chicken, and Chicken Fettucini Alfredo.

Chicken Florentine

We are now a homesteading family and love our sweet chickens. We utilize them in every way imaginable from pest control (they eat ticks and bugs!) to eggs to the meat.

Perfect & Easy Chicken Florentine! A great way to add some flavor to your supper!

Having an abundance of meat means coming up with new and delicious ways to serve it. I happened upon this recipe for Chicken Florentine and was not disappointed in the least! It is rich and flavorful and easy to do. (I say this as someone who does not consider themselves a good cook. Baking I can do, but cooking can be a challenge!)

Perfect & Easy Chicken Florentine! A great way to add some flavor to your supper!

How to Make Chicken Florentine

Taste as you go! The first time I made this it was severely under-salted. (especially the spinach)

Be sure to make note of the spinach being thawed and drained before preparing this dish.

How to Prepare Frozen Spinach

For best results, thaw frozen spinach in its package in the refrigerator as much as two days ahead or for several hours at room temperature. Thaw multiple packages side by side, not stacked, which takes more time. Be sure packages are in a bowl or bag to prevent leakage.

Short of thawing spinach in advance, the microwave does a good last-minute job, but be careful to not cook it, just defrost it.

Place thawed spinach in a clean dish towel and squeeze it dry.

Perfect & Easy Chicken Florentine! A great way to add some flavor to your supper!

Substitutions for Wine in Chicken Florentine

Just in case you don’t want to use white wine, feel free to use chicken stock. You could also use white grape juice, which will be a tad sweeter. For an extra kick, try mixing a tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice per cup of grape juice.

With a family of seven healthy eaters, I often need to find ways to make dishes last longer. Surprisingly enough, by simply cutting the chicken into strips I was able to feed the entire family. Just be sure to keep an eye on the chicken as it will cook faster. 🙂

Love this chicken dinner? Try my Cheesy Bacon Chicken or my Chicken Stroganoff!

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Chicken Florentine

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Thawing Time 12 hrs
Total Time 30 mins
Your entire family is going to love this recipe!

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, for dredging
  • 6 tbsp. 3/4 stick unsalted butter, divided
  • 2 tbsp. onion, finely diced
  • 1 tbsp. finely chopped garlic
  • 1 1/2 cups dry white wine
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 10-ounce packages frozen cut-leaf spinach, thawed, drained
  • 1 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley

Instructions

  • Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper. Dredge the chicken in the flour to coat lightly then shake off any excess flour.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, melt 2 tablespoons of butter.
  • Once melted, add the chicken and cook until brown, about 5 minutes per side.
  • Carefully move the chicken to a plate and cover with foil to keep it warm.
  • Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in the same skillet over medium heat. (Do not clean the skillet) Add the onions and garlic and saute until the onions are translucent, about 1 minute. Be sure to use a wooden spoon or spatula where you can be stirring and scraping the lovely brown bits that form.
  • Remove pan from stove and carefully pour in the wine.
  • Return pan to stove and increase the heat to medium-high and boil until the liquid is reduced by half, about 3 minutes.
  • Add the cream and boil until the sauce reduces by half, stirring often, about 3 minutes.
  • Sprinkle in the parsley.
  • Season the sauce with salt and pepper. (Be sure to try it as you go to determine the correct amounts!)
  • RETURN THE CHICKEN and any accumulated juices TO THE SAUCE (If you want you can turn the chicken to coat it in the sauce or you can pour it over when serving as I did. This will finish cooking the chicken) Turn heat to low/warming.
  • Meanwhile, melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter in another large skillet over medium heat. Add the spinach and saute until heated through.
  • Season the spinach with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Arrange the spinach over a platter. Place the chicken atop the spinach. Pour the sauce over and serve.

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Reader Comments

  1. I made this recipe for my family and it was a big hit. Everyone loved the sauce. I used half wine and half chicken stock. I also used fresh spinach and just sautéed it and added it to the sauce. Served it with mashed potatoes. I’ll be making this recipe whenever I need a good chicken meal that is easy to make.

  2. this was a good recipe my family are a little picky when it comes to eating chicken they like this one so I certainly will be keeping it. I used cus cus instead of spinach. I have done a couple of your recipes and so far have not had any complaints.

  3. I used 3/4 cup chicken broth and 3/4 cup wine instead of the 11/2 c. Wine. It was so delicious and the leftover gravy I put over toast. O my!!

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