Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Healthy Chicken Florentine

A few nights ago, I was going through my freezer and I came across a box of spinach. Chicken Florentine immediately popped into my head. I've never made it before and I'm not sure I've even eaten it before. I looked up a few recipes online and they all had heavy cream or tons of cheese. So, I created this, a healthy and very tasty version of chicken florentine. And surprisingly enough, this got high marks from my twin toddlers.

Healthy Chicken Florentine

4 oz small noodles of your choice (I used wheat to make it even healthier!)
8 oz chicken breast, cut in small pieces
1 package frozen spinach
1 small onion
1 large clove of garlic
2 cups of chicken stock
3 tbsp flour
1 tbsp cream cheese

Prepare pasta according to package directions.
Chop onion. Saute on low heat until translucent. While onion is cooking, defrost spinach in microwave. It took my microwave 7 minutes. Drain very thoroughly by putting the spinach in a strainer and pushing it with your spoon to remove all the excess water. Set spinach aside. Mince garlic. In a small sauce pan put garlic, flour and chicken stock. Season with salt and pepper. Whisk until flour dissolve. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently.

Add chicken to the onions and stir until almost cooked through. Add drained spinach. Sauce should be thick by now, add the cream cheese and stir until melted. Drain pasta, add to chicken. Pour sauce over chicken and stir. Serves 2.

Weight Watchers (per serving):
chicken: 1pt per oz
pasta: 3pts for 2 oz
sauce: 1pt



  1. Hhmm, I might have to try this out. I have to say that with living in CHina I'm not buying heavy, lite and whipping cream to make sauces. I do try to make th ewhite sauce with skim milk and add the cheese to it. We get little dairy so I figure it's okay.

  2. Well if you see some of my newer posts, I'm on a whole new diet than Weight Watchers. I now am following Weston A. Price Foundations recommendations of eating REAL fat. Whole Raw Milk & Heavy Cream, butter, lard, coconut oils. I'm also low carb right now to lose weight. In 3 months I've lost about 25 lbs. Even if you aren't looking to lose weight, it's a healthy lifestyle. You should check out website! I intend to update some of my old recipes one of these days! Thanks for leaving a comment!


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