Chicken Florentine

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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.

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
3 cups

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • 1 pound chicken breast, thinly sliced

  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper, divided

  • ¼ cup finely chopped shallot

  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced

  • cup dry white wine

  • 1 pound baby spinach

  • cup heavy cream

  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch

Directions

  1. 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.

  2. 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 (per serving)

375 Calories
18g Fat
9g Carbs
39g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 375
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 39g 78%
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 7g 34%
Cholesterol 119mg 40%
Vitamin A 7773IU 155%
Vitamin C 33mg 37%
Folate 223mcg 56%
Sodium 469mg 20%
Calcium 146mg 11%
Iron 5mg 28%
Magnesium 119mg 28%
Potassium 366mg 8%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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