Try this Chicken Florentine recipe and enjoy the perfect creamy combination of spinach, cheese, our 10-minute fluffy white rice, and savory tender chicken chunks.
Preheat broiler. Prepare rice according to package directions.
Coat a 2-quart casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray.
In a medium saucepan melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Add milk and half and half and stir until smooth. Increase heat to high and bring to a boil, stirring frequently.
Stir in rice, chicken, spinach, and ¼ cup Parmesan cheese. Spread mixture into prepared casserole dish and top with remaining cheese. Place under broiler until golden brown, about 2 minutes.
Looking for a tasty chicken recipe everyone will love? Our Chicken Florentine with Rice is the perfect dish to add to your repertoire. Whether it’s a break from a classic chicken parmesan or weeknight casserole – this recipe is bound to upstage your favorite comfort food. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!
Aside from its tastiness and comforting nature, this Chicken Florentine is undeniably easy to make. Start with one bag of our precooked Success® White Rice, then whip up a creamy base including, butter, flour, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
Once you’ve heated your butter and flour mixture, you’ll add in a healthy amount of milk and half and half. This combination then gets boiled and put on simmer, as it thickens up. Add in your pre-cooked rice, chicken, fresh spinach leaves, and a quarter of a cup of Parmesan cheese.
Now comes the final touch. Once giving it a good stir, you’ll add this mixture to the casserole dish and top it with as much cheese as you require. Okay, the recipe calls for a quarter of a cup, but – your Chicken Florentine, your rules – right?
Substitute one 10-ounce package of broccoli or spinach for fresh chopped broccoli or spinach.
Looking for a whole grain alternative? Substitute white rice with Success® Brown Rice.