Chicken Florentine

Rachel Maria's Recipes

This is Scott’s favorite dish that I make at home. I prefer using cooper sharp cheese, as it melts great and gives such a superb flavor to the chicken. Since it has spinach in it, all I need to do is pair it with mashed potatoes or risotto and Pinot Grigio. Enjoy!

Rachel Maria’s EXTRAordinary Chicken Florentine!

Yield: 4

Rachel Maria’s EXTRAordinary Chicken Florentine!

Ingredients

  • 1.5-2 Lbs. Boneless Chicken Breast (Sliced Thin)
  • Dash of Salt & Pepper
  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 2 T. Butter & EVOO
  • 3-4 Cloves Garlic Chopped
  • 1 Cup Cooking Wine (or White Wine)
  • 1 Cup Chicken Broth OR 1 Cup Hot Water with Chicken Bouillon Cub dissolved.(Optional for a Thicker Gravy for topping) 1 Tsp. Flour or Corn Starch mixed with Hot Water.
  • 16 oz. Fresh Spinach
  • ¼ Lb. Cooper Sharp Cheese
  • ¼ C. Pecorino Romano Grated Cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat Oven to 375°. Spray a baking/lasagna pan with Pam or using a napkin rub with a napkin and EVOO.
  2. Using Parchment or Wax Paper, pound chicken to 1/4 inch slices
  3. Sprinkle both sides with salt & pepper
  4. In a large Sauce Pan, over Med-High heat, melt butter and EVOO
  5. Dredge both sides of chicken in Flour.
  6. Cook chicken (in batches) until they are lightly golden on, approximately 3-5 minutes on each side.  The chicken will not be completely cooked.
  7. Transfer chicken to baking pan and cover with foil to keep warm, until all chicken is cooked fried.
  8. Add a little more olive oil to the same saucepan and sauté the garlic over Medium Heat for 1-2 Minutes.
  9. Add Wine and Chicken Broth and stir for a few minutes to cook the alcohol off.
  10. (Optional) Add flour or Corn Starch (Mixed with hot water) until desired thickness.
  11. Remove Gravy from Skillet (Pour into a Measuring Cup).
  12. Using same skillet, add more EVOO, Spinach, a pinch of salt, pepper, and Grated Cheese.
  13. (Optional: You can sauté more garlic in EVOO before adding spinach.)
  14. After baking chicken for approximately 30 minutes (or 160/165 degrees), assemble the cooked spinach neatly on each piece of chicken in the oven, sprinkle with Grated Cheese, and place Cooper sharp cheese on top of each piece of chicken.
  15. Return to oven until cheese melts. (Just a few minutes.)
  16. Serve with warm liquid over the chicken.
  17. Enjoy!
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