Saturday, April 6, 2013

Chicken Florentine

Chicken Florentine with homemade pasta

        There is nothing like any dish that contains homemade pasta.  I am such an addict that I could eat homemade pasta at least once a week and it is very easy and quick to make.  Today I am going to give you a great recipe for Chicken Florentine. Serves 3-4.


  • 2 boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 medium shallot diced
  • 1 small bulb garlic diced
  • 10 oz fresh spinach leaves
  • 1 pint heavy cream
  • 2 pinch chili flakes
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 4 tbs butter
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • juice from half lemon
         In a pot of boiling water cook the pasta.  In a large sauté pan over high heat melt 2 tbs of butter.  Brown chicken in butter until brown on both sides.  Remove, cut into strips or bite size chunks, and sat aside.  In same skillet melt the other 2 tbs of butter.  Cook shallots until softened and then add the garlic.  Toss in spinach and wilt.  Pour in the white wine and simmer until it reduces a little.  Pour in the heavy cream.  Stir in the pinch of chili flakes, pinch of nutmeg, and the juice from the lemon.  Place cut chicken back in pan cover and simmer on low for about 15-20 minutes until chicken is fully cooked through.  Toss with pasta and serve.   Such a creamy and delicious chicken dish especially with fresh pasta.  You will love this easy Chicken Florentine.

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