Chicken Florentine is a very healthy dish to feed your family. Chicken and spinach are the main stars of this dish. Both of these foods are packed with nutrients, and won't come with a lot of calorie or fat content. In this particular recipe, white wine and lemon juice will be used to add lots of flavor.
Mozzarella cheese is included to round out the flavor profile of this great dish. We'll be using part-skim mozzarella here, to help keep this recipe low in calories and fat. Part-skim mozzarella is just as delicious as full-fat mozzarella, but it won't cause guilty feelings after eating it.
For the wine, there's no need to use an expensive selection. The wine you use should still be of a good quality, but it's okay to go on the cheaper side here. You're better off saving the expensive bottles for drinking rather than cooking.
Let's check out this great chicken dinner recipe. For more awesome healthy recipes, check out our many other offerings. We have so many different recipes for you to choose from, including others that include chicken as a main feature. Enjoy!
8 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
⅓ cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach
8 thin, square slices part-skim mozzarella cheese (about 6 ounces)
½ cup fat-free canned chicken broth
¼ cup white wine
¼ cup lemon juice
1. Preheat the oven to 325°F. Dust the chicken breasts with the flour.
2. In a large non-stick skillet, heat the olive oil and sauté the breasts about 5 minutes on each side, until lightly browned, and season to taste. Remove to a 3-quart oblong dish coated with non-stick cooking spray.
3. Cook the spinach according to the package directions; squeeze and drain well. Top each chicken breast with spinach and a slice of mozzarella.
4. Add the chicken broth to the same pan used to sauté the breasts. Add the wine and lemon juice, scraping the pan to remove the drippings, and stirring until heated. Pour the sauce over the chicken. If preparing the chicken ahead of time, refrigerate it at this point. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the chicken is done. The cheese should be melted and the chicken heated thoroughly. Serve.
Serving size: 1 breast
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