Go Back
+ servings
top view of creamy chicken breast with spinach in a black skillet
Print

Healthy and Creamy Chicken Florentine Recipe

This healthy and creamy Chicken Florentine is a dream! Incredibly savory and made with Italian seasoning and freshly grated parmesan cheese, this savory chicken skillet recipe is a delicious option for whenever you're craving Italian food.
Course Gluten-Free, Main Course
Cuisine American
Diet Gluten Free
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 463kcal
Author Rena

Ingredients

  • 2.5 pounds chicken breasts cut into cutlets
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • cup chicken broth
  • 1 pinch Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon gluten-free flour
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach loosely packed
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese grated

Instructions

  • Season the chicken with garlic powder, salt and pepper on both sides. 
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook the chicken for about 3-4 minute per side, or until golden brown. Set aside on a plate and cover to keep warm.
  • Add the remaining oil to the hot skillet and sauté the garlic for about 30 seconds. Pour in the chicken broth and add the italian seasoning. Scrape the bottom of the pan to deglaze. Let it simmer on medium heat until liquid is reduced by half.
  • Meanwhile, in a small jug whisk the flour with almond milk until no visible lumps. Add the milk mixture to the pan and whisk to combine. Once the sauce starts to thicken, add the spinach and stir until wilted.
  • Return the chicken to the pan and continue to cook it into the sauce for 8-10 minutes, or until fully cooked through.
  • Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and serve warm!

Notes

  • Cook the chicken until it is at least 165°F internally.
  • Do not overcook the chicken or else it will get too dry and rubbery.
  • Add capers for additional flavor.
  • Serve this chicken florentine recipe with gnocchi, pasta, or cauliflower rice.
  • Enjoy it with some salad as a side dish.
  • Chicken: we used chicken breast but you may use boneless chicken thighs. Keep in mind they will be higher in fat and calories. Don't like chicken? Use shrimp or check out our Salmon Florentine recipe.
  • Milk: It is better to use almond milk since it is keto-friendly and low in calories. But any other milk of choice will work.

Nutrition

Serving: 1breast plus cream and spinach | Calories: 463kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 67g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 190mg | Sodium: 635mg | Potassium: 1192mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1590IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 260mg | Iron: 2mg