Chicken Florentine with Spinach Pesto Recipe Video


Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time35 Min
Ready In45 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageServings2
Main IngredientHealthy,


 Olive oil2 Tablespoon
 Garlic cloves2 Gram
 Chicken breast halves4 Medium, skinless, boneless and cut into strips
 Fresh spinach leaves2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Pesto2 Tablespoon
 Dry penne pasta8 Ounce (in 1 package)
 Romano cheese1 Tablespoon, grated

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 875 Calories from Fat 270

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 31 g47.7%

Saturated Fat 5.5 g27.4%

Trans Fat 0.1 g

Cholesterol 142.4 mg

Sodium 424.9 mg17.7%

Total Carbohydrates 82 g27.4%

Dietary Fiber 10.7 g42.9%

Sugars 8.2 g

Protein 73 g145.9%

Vitamin A 61% Vitamin C 20%

Calcium 13.9% Iron 26%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. In a large skillet heat oil over medium high heat.
2. Add garlic, sauté for 1 minute, then add chicken and cook for 7 to 8 minutes on each side.
3. When chicken is close to being cooked through (no longer pink inside), add spinach and pesto and sauté all together for 3 to 4 minutes.
4. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente.
5. Rinse under cold water and drain.
6. Add chicken/spinach mixture to pasta.

7. Mix well, top with cheese and serve.