This Chicken Florentine Pasta is light and delicious!
It’s only 6 points per serving for blue and purple, 8 points for green.
If you’re looking for a delicious pasta dish you’re going to want to try this!
To make a dish “Florentine Style” basically means serving a protein over a bed of spinach.
It also has a delicious cream sauce that’s easy to make.
So I figured why not turn it into a pasta dish!?
Here’s what you need to make Chicken Florentine Pasta:
- 1 lb. of chicken breast
- Fresh garlic
- Chicken broth
- All purpose flour
- Grated Parmesan cheese
- Half and half
- Salt and pepper
Instead of using heavy cream for the sauce I used half and half.
For 1/2 cup of heavy cream it is 20 points but 1/2 cup of half and half is only 7 points. That’s 13 less points!
I also limited the amount of butter, using only 1 teaspoon.
To make sure the Chicken Florentine Pasta was filling I used plenty of chicken and spinach.
This recipe is great for using a store bought rotisserie chicken, if you’re looking to save time.
I chose to cook my own chicken for this. I seasoned it with garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper then baked it in the oven.
Once it was done cooking I cut it into bite size pieces.
Overall it’s a very easy recipe and more importantly it’s delicious and low in points.
Yield: 4 servings (each serving is 1 1/4 cups, 6 points per serving for blue and purple, 8 points for green)
- 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast, cooked and cut into bite size pieces.
- 1 teaspoon butter
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 3/4 cup chicken broth
- 1 1/2 tablespoons all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup half and half
- 2 (packed) cups baby spinach
- 4 oz. bow tie pasta
- 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
Boil water and cook pasta according to the directions on the box.
Melt butter in a pan and add garlic. Cook for 30 seconds then add in the chicken broth.
Add the flour to the pan and whisk together until there are no lumps, then add in the half and half. Let it simmer for a couple of minutes, until the sauce thickens.
Add the spinach to the pan and cook until it shrinks. Stir in the cooked pasta and chicken. Top with Parmesan cheese.
Here are some more delicious chicken recipes to try:
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