Mealtime Monday: Chicken Florentine

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Happy Mealtime Monday everyone!  This week I am sharing a recipe from Cooking Light.  This grilled chicken florentine recipe is a great meal and tastes a lot more rich than it’s fat content.  It is excellent paired with a side of spicy broccoli (recipe coming soon). Here we go…

Light Spinach Fettuccini Alfredo Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 10-12 ounces cooked chicken breast
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Cooking spray
  • 8 ounces uncooked linguine
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup grated parmesan
  • 2-4 cups spinach leaves (based on personal preference)

Light Fettuccini Alfredo Recipe

1.  I already had some chicken that I had boiled for meals this week, so I used one of the larger breasts for this meal.  I cut my chicken into small pieces and sautéed them over medium-high heat in a skillet coated with cooking spray.  Season with salt and pepper.  If you do not have cooked chicken, you can use raw and just make sure it gets cooked through.

Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo

2. Cook pasta according to the package.  Meanwhile, add 2 T canola oil to a heated skillet over medium-high heat.  Add minced garlic to the heated oil.

Garlic Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo Sauce

3. Next add 3 T flour to the pan an cook until garlic is browned, about 2 minutes.  Make sure to stir constantly to prevent burning.

Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo Recipe

4. Add milk and broth, stirring with a whisk.  Bring it to a simmer and cook for about 2 minutes or until thickened.

Making Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo

5. Add cheese, stirring until cheese is fully melted.

Lighter Fettuccini Alfredo Recipe

6. You should now have a thick consistency.  Add 1/2 t salt & 1/2 t pepper.

Light Fettuccini Alfredo Sauce

7. Add your spinach to the mixture, and stir until the spinach wilts.  Remove from heat.

Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo Sauce

8. Add cooked pasta and chicken to the pan.  Stir to combine and serve.

Light Fettuccini Alfredo

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