Friday, October 4, 2013

Chicken Florentine With Bowtie Pasta

Chicken Florentine With Bowtie Pasta
Last night, dinner was easy and delicious.  I made a wonderful  pasta  dish with chicken and spinach.  It was tossed in a cheesy cream sauce that coated the ingredients perfectly. First, the chicken breasts are cooked in a large skillet until they are goldent brown. They are then removed and the skillet is deglazed with some white wine.  Fresh spinach is added to the skillet and cooked until it is wilted. Remove the spinach and  add some half-and-half and heavy cream to the sauce.  Next, the cheese, pasta, chicken, and spinach are added to the sauce and tossed until they are well coated.   Your  dinner is ready to be served.  Enjoy:)

Chicken Florentine With Bowtie Pasta


12 ounces dry Farfalle pasta (Bowtie)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 ¼-1-½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Salt and Pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
¾ cup dry white wine
8 ounces fresh spinach washed and stems removed
½ cup half-and-half
3 tablespoons heavy cream
¾ cup grated Parmesan cheese


1. Cook pasta according to package directions.  Drain and set aside.
2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Salt and pepper both sides of the chicken breast.  Place chicken breasts in the skillet and cook until they are a golden brown on each side and completely cooked.  Remove the chicken breasts from the skillet and slice into thin strips.  Set aside.

3. Add the minced garlic to the skillet and cook just until fragrant, about 1 minute.  Pour the wine into the skillet and scrape off any bits.  Boil until the liquid is reduced by half.
4. Add spinach and using tongs turn to coat with pan juices. Cook until spinach is wilted.  Remove spinach and set aside.

5. Add half-and-half, cream whisking until it is combined.  Taste and add salt and pepper to season.
6. Remove sauce from the heat.  Add Parmesan cheese to the pan.  Add the hot pasta and toss.  Add the chicken and the spinach and continue tossing until it is combined.
7. Serve immediately.

Makes 6 servings


  1. Looks so yummy, Geraldine. I'm so glad you went a bit light on the heavy cream. I always add way to much. Thank you so much for sharing...

  2. Love the healthy addition of spinach! Makes the pasta worth it!

  3. This looks and sounds so yummy! I would love to be eating it right now!

  4. This looks simlpy wonderful - I love these Farfalle and so do our kids, it is a wonderful and fun shaped pasta and adding it to your chicken florentine dish makes for quite a pretty and delicious family meal!