Sunday, October 14, 2012

Chicken Florentine Casserole


Time for another Pinterest recipe, since it's been awhile.  This pin had me at florentine.

However, spinach and the mister are sometimes at odds.

So, with wild abandon, I cooked this up.  Not really knowing if he'd like it.  I usually sneak spinach into casseroles.  But there was no hiding the green stuff this time. 

Luckily, he gobbled it right up.

As long as I use spinach sparingly, I think I'm in the clear......




Chicken Florentine Casserole
(copied from original source)

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pre-cooked
  • 1/2 box frozen spinach, thawed, and squeezed to remove excess liquid
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp flour 
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups no-salt added chicken broth
  • pinch nutmeg
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup low fat cottage cheese
  • 2/3 cup fresh Parmesan cheese, grated 
  • 1/2 pound pasta

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mist a 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray. Cook pasta according to package. In a large pot, heat olive oil to medium-low and saute garlic until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add flour and whisk for 30 seconds. Add chicken broth and stir until thickened. Add lemon juice, nutmeg, oregano, and pepper. Bring to simmer. Remove from heat and add cottage cheese, spinach, chicken, Parmesan cheese, and pasta. Stir to combine. Place in casserole dish. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden and bubbly.


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Yum.

It is even great leftover.

And if you just refer to the spinach as florentine, then your mister will never know.  

Right?
 

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30 comments:

  1. Yummm is right! It looks delicious and I'm glad it is great reheated!

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  2. looks tasty!!

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

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  3. Looks delish! I can so hear Kenny asking what is the green stuff and you telling him it's florentine!! HAHAHAHA!

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  4. Danavee, you are so cute! Sounds like you have learned how to feed your husband spinach without him knowing...you wanna come over and help me do the same with my 4 year old :). This recipe looks delicious...and I love a recipe that is just as good for leftovers.

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  5. Tum. Going to have to give this a try. :)

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  6. This looks amazing! Pinning right now! :)

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  7. I can't get over how delicious this sounds. I'll definitely have to try it out for myself sometime!

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  8. Wowee! This looks so yummy. I love spinach.

    xo
    Bonnie

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  9. Yum, that looks really good! I love making casseroles because they're so easy :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Bubble Necklace Giveaway!

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  10. This looks delicious! I have pinned it because I will be making it one day! Thanks for sharing on Marvelous Mondays!

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  11. Looks so good! Thanks for sharing! xo Heather

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  12. This looks AMAZING! YUM!

    Thanks for YOLOing with us,
    Carly
    www.lipglossandcrayons.com

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  13. Spinach and I don't agree to much either, but since the hubs liked it, I might consider...it looks yummo!

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  14. This looks so delicious! I loved stopping by:) Thanks for linking up To Whimsy Wednesday!

    Kelly,
    Smart! School {House}
    www.smartschoolhouse.com

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  15. I've been dabbling in meal planning and therefore on the lookout for simple, delicious recipes that will keep me committed. This is one of them! It's going on the list. Thank you for sharing! I just discovered your blog and look forward to reading more.

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  16. This sounds really simple and healthy. Thanks for sharing your pasta on foodie friday.

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    1. Thanks for hosting AND dropping in!

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  17. This looks soo good! Would love it if you linked up on my blog hop www.w-t-fab.com/search/label/bloghop. Also let me know if you'd like to follow each other!

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  18. One word: delicious!
    I would love to have you join my new link party Wednesday Extravaganza! Come by and share this or other recipes. Here is the link
    http://www.hungrylittlegirl.com/1/post/2012/10/wednesday-extravaganza.html

    Can't wait to see you there!

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    1. Thanks for the invite!!!!! I linked up!

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