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Chicken Breasts Florentine
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Nutrition Facts

Makes: 6 Serving(s)

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 164

Total Fat: 2g

Saturated Fat: 1g

Cholesterol: 70mg

Sodium: 210mg

Total Carbohyrdates: 6g

Dietary Fiber: 2g

Sugars: 1g

Protein: 29g

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Chicken Breasts Florentine

Recipe By: Brenda J. Ponichtera, R.D.

Make this for: Lunch

Category: Poultry

This Recipe Makes: 6 Serving(s)

Dietary Highlights:


This is a very simple and attractive dish. Fresh Parmesan cheese adds a good flavor to this recipe.

What you'll need:

  • 2 tbsp. unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup fat-free milk
  • 3/4 cup fat-free chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 tsp. salt (optional)
  • 1/8 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 2 pkg. (10 ounces each) frozen spinach, thawed, drained, and squeezed
  • 1 1/2 lb skinless, boneless, chicken breasts, cut into strips


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Shake flour with milk in a covered container to prevent lumps. Mix flour mixture with chicken broth in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, until thickened. Take off heat and stir in a Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, and nutmeg.
  • Mix spinach with 1/2 of the sauce and spread in a 9-inch by 13-inch baking pan that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Arrange chicken over spinach. Pour remainder of sauce over chicken. Sprinkle with additional nutmeg.
  • Bake, uncovered, for 20-25 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink.

Diabetic Exchanges   (What's This?)

Non-Starchy Vegetables: 1Meats & Meat Substitutes: 3

Recipe courtesy of Quick & Healthy Recipes and Ideas, 3rd Edition, © Brenda J. Ponichtera, RD, Published by Small Steps Press, a division of the American Diabetes Association. Cover Price: $18.95.To order call 1-800-232-6733 or order online HERE.

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