Classic chicken Florentine--creamy spinach served atop sautéed chicken cutlets--is a fast and easy meal. To keep calories lower, this recipe uses cornstarch to thicken the cream instead of cheese. This chicken recipe is simple enough for weekdays but also elegant enough for a dinner party.

Carolyn Casner
Source:, December 2018


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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season chicken with 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Add to the pan and cook, turning once, until just cooked through, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer to a plate and tent with foil to keep warm.

  • Reduce heat to medium. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil, shallot and garlic to the pan. Cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add wine, scraping up any browned bits. Add spinach in batches and cook, stirring often, until wilted, 3 to 5 minutes. Whisk cream, cornstarch and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper in a measuring cup. Stir into the spinach and cook until thickened, about 2 minutes more. Serve with the chicken.

Nutrition Facts

375.3 calories; protein 38.8g 78% DV; carbohydrates 8.6g 3% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 2.8g 11% DV; sugars 1.1g; fat 18.2g 28% DV; saturated fat 6.7g 34% DV; cholesterol 118.8mg 40% DV; vitamin a iu 7773.1IU 156% DV; vitamin c 33.4mg 56% DV; folate 222.5mcg 56% DV; calcium 146.4mg 15% DV; iron 5mg 28% DV; magnesium 119.3mg 43% DV; potassium 366.2mg 10% DV; sodium 469.3mg 19% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 9% DV.

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Rating: 5 stars
We really loved this and it turned out so much better than I thought it would! A real keeper I made it exactly as the recipe was written! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Pre Are the spaghetti squash ahead of time. Meal went together fast. Excellent flavor. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was fantastic! I did add about 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese at the end. Read More