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Chicken Florentine

User Rating 5 Star Rating (3 Reviews)


In this recipe, chicken

Yield: Serves 6


  • 2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen chopped spinach
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed and minced
  • dash dried basil
  • dash ground thyme
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup half-and-half or whipping cream
  • 5 cups cooked chicken, sliced or diced
  • 3/4 cup half-and-half or whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • salt and pepper
  • 6 thin slices ham
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese


Cook spinach according to package instructions, drain well. In a skillet, melt 1 tablespoon butter; add minced garlic, basil, and thyme. Cook over medium low heat, stirring constantly, for about 5 minutes. Add 1 tablespoon flour and blend well. Add 1/3 cup half-and-half and the spinach; simmer for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
Spoon the spinach mixture into the bottom of a lightly buttered 2-quart casserole or baking dish. Cover with cooked chicken slices. Over medium low heat, melt remaining butter and blend in remaining flour, stirring until smooth. Gradually stir in 3/4 cup half-and-half and 3/4 cup chicken broth; continue cooking and stirring until thickened. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cut sliced ham in strips. Add to sauce and pour over chicken. Cover all with grated Parmesan cheese. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes, or until cheese is lightly browned.
Serves 6.

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User Reviews

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 5 out of 5
Amazingly great dish!, Member C_McElvain

Cream and delicious. Great for guests and potlucks. I used frozen creamed spinach and already cooked chicken strips from Trader Joes. From start to finish, a 25 minute meal!!! So tasty!

7 out of 9 people found this helpful.

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