Chicken Florentine with Spinach Recipe

Chicken Florentine Casserole
Chicken Florentine with Spinach and Parmesan Cheese. Photo: Diana Rattray
  • 55 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yield: Serves 6
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Cooked frozen spinach, chicken, and sliced ham team up in this flavorful casserole. 

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What You'll Need

How to Make It

  1. Cook spinach according to package instructions, drain well.
  2. In a skillet, melt 1 tablespoon butter; add minced garlic, basil, and thyme. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add 1 tablespoon flour and blend well. Add 1/3 cup half-and-half and the spinach; simmer for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  4. Spoon the spinach mixture into the bottom of a lightly buttered 2-quart casserole or baking dish. Cover with cooked chicken slices.
  1. Over medium-low heat, melt remaining 3 tablespoons of butter and blend in remaining 3 tablespoons of flour, stirring until smooth.
  2. Gradually stir in 3/4 cup half-and-half and 3/4 cup chicken broth; continue cooking and stirring until thickened. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. Cut sliced ham in strips. Add to sauce and pour over chicken.
  4. Cover all with grated Parmesan cheese.
  5. Bake at 400 F for 20 minutes, or until cheese is lightly browned.

Serves 6.


Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 477
Total Fat 29 g
Saturated Fat 13 g
Unsaturated Fat 10 g
Cholesterol 112 mg
Sodium 921 mg
Carbohydrates 19 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Protein 35 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)