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Chicken Florentine Recipe (Amazing Flavor)

Chicken Florentine Recipe with an amazing Parmesan cream sauce on a bed of fresh baby spinach.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: chicken florentine recipe, creamy chicken florentine
Servings: 4
Calories: 544kcal
Author: Bob


  • 2 chicken breast
  • 5 oz baby spinach
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 3 shallots
  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 pinch kosher salt to taste
  • 1 pinch Black pepper to taste


Prepare the chicken

  • take the two chicken breasts and slice them so that you get manageable pieces.
    If the chicken is thicker than 1/2" then pound it with a meat mallet or slice it through the thickness of the chicken so you end up with a total of 8 pieces.
  • Salt the chicken lightly on all sides with kosher salt.

Prepare the vegetables and cheese

  • Mince the garlic and shallots and set aside.
  • Wash the spinach and then chop up a half a cup that you will add to the pan sauce later.
  • Grate up the parmesan cheese and set aside for the pan sauce.

Saute the chicken

  • Heat up a large frying pan with 2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil.
  • Dredge the chicken in the flour and then add to the pan. Brown the chicken on one side then flip.
  • Saute the chicken on both sides until brown and the remove from the pan. Side it aside for now.

Create the pan sauce

  • Add 2 tbsp of butter to the pan that you just saute the chicken in.
    Add the shallots and garlic, saute until the shallots are softening.
  • Deglaze the pan with the white wine and simmer for a minute. Add the chicken stock and stir the sauce and get any stuck bits on the bottom of the pan to release.
  • Add the heavy cream and Parmesan cheese; stir.
  • Add the chopped spinach and then salt and pepper to taste.

Spinach bed

  • Add tbsp of butter to another frying pan. As the butter is melting add the spinach and let wilt and cook through until bright green.

Plating the chicken florentine

  • Add spinach to a plate and then place the chicken on top.
    Drizzle that incredible cheese sauce that you made on top of the chicken.



  • Don't add too much salt to the sauce. Test the sauce after adding the cheese to make sure that you need salt or not.
  • Use freshly grated parmesan cheese for an incredible flavor.
  • Add mushrooms to change the flavor of the dish next time you make it.


Calories: 544kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 165mg | Sodium: 455mg | Potassium: 820mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 4354IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 260mg | Iron: 2mg