I just can’t figure our little one out. She won’t touch mashed potatoes, but she loves spinach. She wont eat pepperoni, but she will eat prosciutto. She wont even look at spaghetti, but she will eat Chicken Florentine. Don’t get me wrong here, I am NOT complaining that she has a more mature palate (especially since she used to be so picky and only want cereal or “dillas”), but seriously, I never know what she is going to like. Anyway, this is another great throw together meal and another good one to drop off on nights that a friend or neighbor might need a little service.
My only complaint was it was a little to casseroley instead of like a loose pasta. Hense the reason I fluffed it and served it in a bowl so it just felt better.

What Is Prosciutto?

Prosciutto is and Italian dry-cured ham.

It is usually served in thin slices.

Is Prosciutto Safe During Pregnancy?

Pregnant women should be cautious with cured, uncooked meats.

Prosciutto, is not cooked, it is just cured and fermented.

This means there’s a risk that prosciutto could contain parasites that could cause illness.

Most parasites are killed if the meat is frozen, so freezing prosciutto would make it safer to eat.

 Is Fresh Spinach Good For You?

Raw Spinach is rich in many essential nutrients.

These nutrients include folate, vitamin C, niacin, riboflavin, and potassium.


Chicken Florentine


Chicken Florentine

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Servings: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes


(our notes in bold)

  • 1/2 Cup Butter

(we used a couple tablespoon olive oil instead of the butter)

  • 5 oz Prosciutto, thinly sliced, chopped
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1/2 Cup Flour
  • 3 Cups Chicken Broth
  • 3 Cups Milk, whole, we used Skim
  • 4 Cups Chicken, cooked, chopped
  • 2 Cups Gruyere, shredded
  • 1 Cup Mozzarella, shredded
  • 1/2 Cup Parmesan, grated
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Pepper
  • 9 oz Spinach, fresh baby
  • 16 oz Noodles, dumpling style, cooked and kept warm (we used whole wheat spirals)
  • 1/2 Cup Bread Crumbs, homemade foccacia, toasted


  • Preheat Oven to 350 and lightly grease a 3 quart baking dish
  • In a dutch oven, heat butter (or oil) and cook prosciutto and garlic.
  • Cook until prosciutto is crispy.
  • Stir in flour and cook for two minutes stirring constantly. DON'T CUT YOUR TIME SHORT! When you are stirring flour into anything you need to let it cook out that dry floury taste.
  • Add broth and milk, stirring constantly until smooth.
  • Bring to a simmer and cook for 6-8 min or until thickened.
  • Stir in chicken, salt, pepper, and cheeses; stir until cheeses melt.
  • Stir in noodles and spinach.
  • Spoon into a baking dish and bake for 30-35 min. (We cooked until hot and bubbly so it was only about 20 min.)
  • Garnish with a little more parm and bread crumbs if desired and serve immediately!


Serving: 1gCalories: 1028kcalCarbohydrates: 80gProtein: 48gFat: 57gSaturated Fat: 29gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 169mgSodium: 2036mgPotassium: 822mgFiber: 4gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 5329IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 881mgIron: 4mg
Author: Sweet Basil
Course: Mom's Best 100 Easy Chicken Recipes

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