Chicken Florentine

This Chicken Florentine, made with our fluffy white rice, melted Parmesan cheese, a cream sauce and loads of fresh spinach, is guaranteed to please.

(16 votes, average: 4.13 out of 5)
Cooking time
PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 10 mins
Servings
SERVES 2-4
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 20 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 bag Success® White Rice
  • nonstick cooking spray
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup half and half cream
  • 4 cups fresh spinach leaves, chopped
  • 2 cups diced, cooked chicken
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided

Instructions

  • Try this Chicken Florentine recipe and enjoy the perfectly creamy combination of spinach, cheese, our 10-minute fluffy white rice and savory chunks of tender chicken.

    Step 1

  • Preheat broiler. Prepare rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Coat a 2-quart casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.

    Step 3

  • Melt butter over medium heat in a medium saucepan. Whisk in flour, onion powder, salt and pepper. Gradually add milk and cream and whisk until smooth. Increase heat to high and bring to a boil, stirring frequently.

    Step 4

  • Stir in rice, spinach, chicken and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Spread mixture into prepared casserole dish and top with remaining Parmesan. Place under broiler until golden brown, about 2 minutes.

  • Recipe Tips

    Substitute one 10-ounce package of frozen broccoli or spinach for the fresh spinach used in the recipe.

    Looking for a whole grain alternative? Substitute the white rice used here for Success® Brown Rice.

     

Chicken Florentine with Rice

Looking for a tasty chicken recipe that everyone will love? Our Chicken Florentine with rice is the perfect dish to add to your repertoire. Whether you want a break from a classic chicken Parmesan or just want another easy weeknight casserole, this recipe is quick, delicious and comforting comfort food.

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 cream. Bring this mixture to a boil and then turn it down to a simmer, as it thickens up. Add in the rice, chicken, fresh spinach leaves and a 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese and you’re almost there.

For the final touch, transfer this mixture to a casserole dish and top it with cheese. The recipe calls for a 1/4 cup, but, if you want more that’s up to you. Your Chicken Florentine, your rules — right?