Chicken Florentine

chicken florentine recipe

Are you craving for a meal that is rich in flavour and easy to cook? Then this Chicken Florentine will definitely satisfy you!

This Creamy Chicken Florentine is pure comfort food for days when you crave a good, warm meal.
It takes 30 minutes, has less than eight ingredients and the creamy Florentine sauce mixed with spinach will have your entire family raving about it.

You can prepare this hearty Florentine chicken meal even if you struggle with cooking. Perfect to serve during dinner with your loved ones, or during cold weather too.

chicken florentine recipe
Yield: Yield:1 Serve

Chicken Florentine Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This recipe for chicken Florentine has pan-seared thigh, topped with a creamy, spinach sauce.
A classic dinner that will have you licking your plate.

Chicken Florentine is great served with mashed potatoes and I love the buttery, creamy combination of mashed potatoes and that creamy spinach Florentine sauce.


  • 1 Chicken leg quarter
  • 1 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 Tbsp minced Shallots/spring onions
  • 1½ cups Chicken Stock
  • 2 Tbsp Heavy Cream
  • 1 cup fresh Spinach
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste


  1. Melt butter in a pan then sprinkle shallots.
  2. Add chicken on top of the shallots. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Add enough stock to barely cover the chicken. Bring to a simmer.
  4. Cover and Poach over low heat for 20-25 minutes.
  5. Take chicken out of the pan and set aside.
  6. Reduce pan juices to approximately a quarter of a cup.
  7. Add spinach and heavy cream. Simmer over low heat until sauce is slightly thick.
  8. Return chicken into the pan.
  9. Serve hot.


I prefer to use fresh spinach, as the flavour and texture are much better than frozen.
Frozen spinach will work if it’s what you already have on hand.

Chicken Florentine serving suggestions

  • Serve it with brown rice.
  • Mashed potatoes are perfect with this dish.
  • Create a simple chicken Florentine pasta and serve with a side of instant gnocci.
  • A side of Asparagus Spears with hollandaise sauce is very tasty.
  • If looking for a healthier side dish, Try a side salad, sautéed kale, or steamed vegetables.

Chicken Florentine Recipe Variations

  • You can use thin cut chicken breasts for this recipe, simply because they cook quickly and evenly.
    Some of those giant thick chicken breasts can take ages to cook through.
  • This recipe will also work with boneless skinless chicken thighs, or even boneless pork chops.
  • Substitute the Shallots/spring onions for sundried tomatoes.
  • Add ½ tsp of mixed Italian herbs.
  • You can add mushrooms to this recipe if you want, it'll be delicious.
  • For a slightly different flavour, swap the chicken stock for white wine.
  • Add 2 Tbsp of cream cheese with the cream.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 828Total Fat 50gSaturated Fat 22gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 24gCholesterol 403mgSodium 1190mgCarbohydrates 18gFibre 1gSugar 8gProtein 73g

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