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Chicken Florentine Pasta
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Chicken Florentine Pasta

A delicious chicken pasta dinner recipe.
Course pasta
Cuisine American
Keyword cheese., chicken, florentine, Mozzarella Cheese, pasta, spinach, tomatoes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 262kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons butter for browning
  • ¼ cup chopped onions
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 cup mushrooms
  • 8 oz pasta
  • 1 bag spinach leaves  (about 3 ½ cups)
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons butter (for sauce)
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup half and half
  • 2 tablespoons Bread Crumbs
  • ¾ cup Mozerella Cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • Cut chicken into 1" pieces.
  • Cook chicken breasts in a skillet in 1 tablespoon of butter over medium heat. Cook 6 to 8 minutes, until light brown and set aside in a casserole dish.
  • Cook and drain pasta as directed on package while chicken is cooking and drain. Place in a bowl and set aside.
  • Saute onions, mushrooms and garlic in skillet with 1 tablespoon butter for 3-4 minutes until mushrooms are browned. Add mushrooms to the casserole dish.
  • Saute spinach over medium-low in the same skillet for about one minute and add to casserole dish. Add another teaspoon of butter to skillet if needed.
  • Add chopped tomatoes to the casserole.
  • In a small sauce pan, melt remaining 3 tablespoons butter over low heat.
  • Add flour to butter and whisk.
  • Add half and half to flour mixture and continue to whisk.
  • Cook about 1 -2 minutes or until thickened. If the sauce is too thin, add a little more flour.
  • Add the Mozzarella cheese and salt to sauce and mix together.
  • Pour cheese sauce into cooked pasta and stir. Then add pasta and sauce into the casserole dish.
  • Sprinkle with bread crumbs and bake 10-15 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 262kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 1354mg | Potassium: 1124mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 627IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 120mg | Iron: 4mg