Chicken Florentine on a dinner plate

Chicken Florentine

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Servings 1x

Chicken Florentine is a favorite comfort food dinner recipe! Tender chicken breasts smothered in a creamy spinach and tomato sauce!



  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 large chicken breasts (or 6 smaller breasts, about 2 pounds total)
  • Kosher salt and fresh black pepper for seasoning the chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Fresh black pepper to taste
  • 3 cups packed spinach
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes, drained


  1. Add the butter and olive oil to a large skillet over medium heat. Season the chicken breasts generously on both sides with salt and pepper. Once the butter and oil are hot, add the chicken breasts and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side until nicely browned.
  2. Remove the chicken to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm.
  3. Add the onion to the same skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes to soften, then add the garlic and cook for 1 minute longer. Sprinkle in the flour, stir and cook the flour out for 1 minute. Pour in the wine to deglaze the pan, scraping up the brown bits from the bottom of the skillet.
  4. Add the heavy cream, half and half, parmesan cheese and salt and pepper to the skillet. Stir and bring to a simmer for 2-3 minutes to let the sauce thicken. Stir the spinach and stir into the sauce to wilt, then add the diced tomatoes.
  5. Test the sauce for seasoning, then add the chicken breasts back to the skillet, tucking down into the sauce. Spoon some of the sauce over the chicken and gently simmer for 7-8 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.

Recipe Notes

The sauce will thicken more as it cools slightly. You can cover the skillet and keep this chicken warm for about 15 minutes before serving.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American