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.

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.

What goes with with Chicken Florentine

Chicken florentine with rice

Serve it with brown rice. It mops things up and is simply a tasty and effective pair up.

Mashed potatoes are perfect as a side with this dish. It's perfect for mopping up that yummy chicken florentine sauce.

Chicken florentine with pasta

Create a simple chicken Florentine with pasta by servlng with a side of instant gnocci.

Chicken florentine with asparagus

A side of Asparagus Spears with hollandaise sauce is very tasty.

Chicken florentine with vegetables

If looking for a healthier side dish, Try side Salads, sautéed kale, or steamed vegetables.

Chicken Florentine Recipe Variations

Pork Florentine

Substitute the chicken for boneless pork chops.

Chicken florentine with sun dried tomatoes

To make chicken florentine with sun dried tomatoes, Substitute the Shallots/spring onions for sundried tomatoes.

Italian Style Chicken Florentine

Add ½ tsp of mixed Italian herbs to the pan with the spring onions.
This will add and release nice aromatics but it is there for flavour as well.

Chicken florentine with mushrooms

You can add mushrooms to this recipe if you want, it'll be delicious.
Dice 12 large meaty portobella mushrooms and add with the spinach and cream.

Chicken floritine with white wine

For a slightly different flavour, swap the chicken stock for white wine.

Chicken floritine with cream cheese

Add 2 Tbsp of cream cheese when adding the cream.
This will add a very mild cheese flavour to the dish and helps it thicken slightly as it cools.

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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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