Ingredients

How to make it

  • Salt and pepper both sides of chicken and wrap each breast with a piece of bacon, securing with a toothpick.
  • In skillet, lightly brown chicken in olive oil, about 5 minutes, each side, depending on thickness.
  • Meanwhile, in another, larger, pan, melt butter(6T) and add onion, garlic and mushrooms.
  • Cook about 5 minutes or so, until veggies are just tender.
  • Add cornstarch to make roux(so cook and stir until thick and bubbly)
  • Add wine or stock and cook about 3 minutes, until slightly thickened.
  • Add 1/2 and 1/2 and stir to combine.
  • Add spinach and cheese and cook another few minutes just til spinach cooks down slightly and cheese melts.
  • Place chicken breasts in sprayed or buttered(why the hell not! ;) glass 9X13 dish and carefully pour sauce over them.
  • Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes, or until chicken reaches 160, internal temp.
  • Let rest for a few minutes for chicken to cook a bit more and sauce to thicken.
  • Serve with rice, pasta, or, as we did, with mashed potatoes.
  • ***Please note that we think water logged chicken is the culprit to why a couple of the dishes have come out thinner sauced... if you're concerned about this happening, simply up the cornstarch. It won't hurt it to be thicker! :)
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    " It was excellent "
    NPMarie ate it and said...
    Absoultely delicious! Thank you Keni for all of your wonderful recipes..more in Kenis Unstuffed Chicken Florentine Mmmmm

    2/15/2014
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    " It was excellent "
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    " It was excellent "
    lb ate it and said...
    This dish caught my attention from the start and it did not disappoint. I thought I had bacon handy but didn't so made it without. Also used heavy cream instead of half-and-half. Other than that, followed recipe closely. The dish turned out wonderful and immediately went to the top of our favorite chicken dinners. It is quite flavorful and the texture is fantastic; chicken was not tough or hard at all, and very moist. The sauce was superb and loaded with flavors. I served it over rice and while I'm tempted to serve it over pasta next time, why mess with perfection? Five out of five, or 10 out of 10, or 100 out of 100, whatever rating you use, it gets the maximum. Muchas gracias, Keni.
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    " It was excellent "
    christinem ate it and said...
    I FINALLY made this! Wonderful! I almost scrapped it when I realized I had thawed out chicken tenders instead of breasts, but they worked fine! Instead of wrapping in bacon, I chopped the bacon and cooked it with the chicken. Only had fat free half and half on hand and that worked fine too. Served over whole wheat spaghetti - delicious! Thanks Keni!
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    " It was excellent "
    stewie ate it and said...
    Mmmmmm...Have to put this on "My To Do List"...Great post...Thanks...5 forks from stewie
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  • jmatthews00 9 years ago
    I made this tonight for dinner. Thank you Keni. It was great! I loved it!
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    " It was good "
    slj6lori ate it and said...
    It is hard for me to rate this because of either my error or the spinach or chicken giving up to much water. My sauce was perfect until it was baked with the chicken...and it turned somewhat watery....YES...it definately did thicken upon standing. The flavor was AMAZING!!! My whole family really enjoyed this one and had seconds. My daughter said this tasted like "restaurant" food! So that is a huge compliment. So I am giving this 4 forks because of my mini mis-hap. Otherwise a perfect 5 forks for flavor, tender chicken, and the fact that it tastes like you slaved in the kitchen and you didn't. Will most definately make again! Thanks Keni! ;)
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    " It was excellent "
    chi_phx_singer ate it and said...
    Oh my Keni, another winner! Can't wait to try this one too.... :D
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  • coot226 9 years ago
    Thanks Keni ! - I don't have any half and half so maybe I will try it next week.
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  • keni 9 years ago
    Hey Coot! Great to see you...I'd say probably 1 package...it's really all about preference, but I think 2 boxes might be a bit too much. :) Please lemme know if you try it.
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  • coot226 9 years ago
    This looks Delish !!!! - I have 2 frozen packs of spinach in the freezer - How much would I need if using frozen ?
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    " It was excellent "
    lori4flavor ate it and said...
    I see that I had previously rated your recipe, Keni, but forgot to comment. I do apologize for that. However, I'm back again to let you know that this was outstanding! I halved the recipe and made it yesterday, with leftovers for this evenings meal. I subbed for turkey bacon. A really delicious meal, with mashed potatoes on the side. Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipe!
    Lori
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  • brznbroad 9 years ago
    I LOVE chicken florentine but usually make a mess trying to stuff the breasts! I've never even thought of doing it "unstuffed"! I'll be trying this before the week's out.
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    " It was excellent "
    mommyluvs2cook ate it and said...
    Keni...this was so good.I followed the recipe to a T just halving the recipe. I served mashed potatoes with this and did as suggested by Keni and pouring the sauce over them which was BRILLIANT! The aroma of this is sooo wonderful and I couldn't get enough! Thanks Keni!
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    " It was excellent "
    justjakesmom ate it and said...
    Forgot to say, my dish is smaller because I halved everything - used only 3 breasts because there was just 2 of us. (Tired of so MANY leftovers in the fridge)
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    " It was excellent "
    pleclare ate it and said...
    This looks fantastic! High 5!
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    " It was excellent "
    justjakesmom ate it and said...
    Well Keni, I did it, I made this FINALLY! It was very good! I made it exactly as you stated as far as ingredients, but I did cube the chicken and brown with chopped bacon (cause that's how hubby prefers things) but the taste was the same. We had with penne pasta. Just finished. Hubby is still eating his. A real winner! I will post my pic under step-by-steps. ;')
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    " It was excellent "
    bevf ate it and said...
    Well it was as great as most people said. I did add more spinach; wanted more Florentine and about another 1/2 cup of wine. Otherwise perfecto my dear, thanks for the help. I told them about the response to my "Chicken Recipe" Appeal and now they do not so feel so overwhelmed and that all chicken is boring. Thanks everyone for your recipes.
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    " It was excellent "
    malty ate it and said...
    One of my personal favorites... partly because you came up with it, but mostly because it's delicious. ;)
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  • arpam 9 years ago
    Gosh Keni, this look fantastic! I wish I had some spinach on hand to make this tonight. It's definitly on the grocery list for this weekend though! :)
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