Chicken Florentine with Mushroom Sauce

Chicken Florentine with Mushroom Sauce

Chicken Florentine with Mushroom Sauce


2 servings


  • For the chicken and spinach:
  • 2 teaspoons butter, plus 1 tablespoon melted butter, divided
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts , (5 to 6 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped yellow onion
  • 5 ounces frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
  • 1 ounce fontina cheese, shredded (¼ cup)
  • 2 tablespoons slivered almonds, toasted
  • teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • Roughly chopped parsley, for garnish
  • For the mushroom sauce:
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 ⅓ cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • ½ teaspoons instant chicken bouillon
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 ½ teaspoons lemon juice
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ cup dry sherry
  • teaspoons white pepper


  1. Heat oven to 350 F. Lightly grease a 7x11-inch glass baking dish with butter. Using a rolling pin, flatten the chicken breasts between waxed paper to ¼-inch thick. 

  2. In a small skillet, melt 2 teaspoons of butter. Add the onion and sauté until tender, about 3 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat. Stir in the spinach, cheese, almonds and nutmeg until fully incorporated, about 2 minutes. 

  3. Divide the mixture in half and slightly mound each half in the buttered baking dish. 

  4. Place 1 chicken breast over each mound and brush with melted butter. Bake until the chicken is tender and the juices run clear, 30 to 35 minutes. 

  5. To make the mushroom sauce: In a medium saucepan, melt 1 tablespoon butter. Add the mushrooms and sauté until all liquid has evaporated, about 5 minutes. 

  6. In a small bowl, stir together the instant bouillon and water. Stir the bouillon, lemon juice, heavy whipping cream, sherry and white pepper into the mushrooms. 

  7. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until the sauce is reduced to ⅔ cup and is slightly thickened, 7 to 9 minutes. 

  8. Using a wide spatula, place chicken and spinach on dinner plates. Spoon sauce over the chicken and garnish with chopped parsley. Enjoy!

* Recipes created for given quantity. Changes to quantities are for planning purposes only and have not been tested.