In cooking terms, the word ‘Florentine’ (pronounced “FLOR-en-teen”), or the term à la Florentine, refers to a recipe that is prepared in the style of the Italian region of Florence and which features spinach. The dish can be made using other meats and vegetables as well and can even be served on a bed of pasta along with the spinach.
True to its etymology, Chicken Florentine style is essentially a chicken dish served on a bed of sautéed spinach and mushrooms topped with chicken pieces and a creamy white sauce. What makes this preparation special are the Italian seasonings, herbs, parmesan, wine, and garlic that are used in making the rich Florentine sauce. Follow the recipe below to cook up an impeccable chicken Florentine in minutes!