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Chicken Florentine Pasta - Classic Italian American Food
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Chicken Florentine Pasta – Classic Italian American Food

This one pot meal is a great way to use up leftover chicken.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Chicken, Pasta, One Pot Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 8
Calories: 703.21kcal


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan or Romano
  • 2 cups spinach leaves
  • 1 ½ cups diced cooked chicken
  • 3 cups cooked pasta
  • crushed red pepper to taste (optional)
  • salt to taste
  • freshly chopped parsley garnish


  • In a saucepan, cook butter and flour until the butter is melted and raw flour taste is cooked out. This is called a roux. Cook the roux until it is golden brown.
  • Add cream and milk. Simmer for 5 minutes, until thickened.
  • Add cheese and cook for 1 more minutes.
  • Turn off heat and add spinach leaves. They will wilt in a few minutes.
  • Add chicken, pasta and crushed red pepper. Stir to combine.
  • Taste and add salt, if needed.


Calories: 703.21kcal | Carbohydrates: 21.93g | Protein: 14.94g | Fat: 62.67g | Saturated Fat: 38.59g | Sodium: 560.49mg | Fiber: 1.16g | Sugar: 4.32g