This smooth and creamy Italian Chicken Florentine Pasta needs minimal prep and gets done in under 30 minutes. If you are looking for an easy to make chicken dinner, then give it a try.
About This Recipe
Who doesn’t love an easy peasy and creamy Pasta for a weeknight dinner? Well, if like me you love it too, then try my recent favorite, Chicken Florentine Pasta.
It is a creamy Italian dish, where the Pasta is loaded with the goodness of spinach, chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, and lots of fresh cream and cheese making it rich and delicious.
You must be thinking why it is called Florentine Pasta? Well, florentine is just a fancy name for dishes that has spinach in it. The spinach in this dish adds a beautiful flavor and vibrant color to it.
This dish is super easy to make and hardly takes 30 minutes to get ready, making it perfect for your cozy and comforting weekday dinners, when you just need something easy yet delicious.
You need minimal preparation for this Pasta, less cleanup and you get a delicious fuss-free Chicken dinner on the table in no time.
This Florentine Chicken Pasta is,
- Absolutely delicious
- Creamy & Smooth
- Easy & Quick
- Loaded with the goodness of spinach
- Perfect for Brunch
Pasta – You can use any Pasta of your choice to make this florentine pasta. You can opt for any Pasta variety from Spaghetti, Penne, Linguine, Fusilli, Farfalle, or any other Pasta that you prefer.
Also, cook the pasta al dente. Keep an eye while boiling, so that it doesn’t get overcooked. Overcooking makes the pasta sticky which doesn’t taste great.
Chicken – Opt for Boneless Chicken breast and then cut them into bite-size pieces. Chicken adds a nice bite in the soft and creamy pasta.
Spinach – This dish gets its name from this ingredient, ‘Spinach’. Lots of spinach in this pasta adds vibrant color, taste, and also nutrition.
Sun-Dried Tomatoes – Sun-dried Tomatoes are optional but highly recommended. I love the sweet-tart flavor it adds when you take a bite of these with the pasta.
Chicken Stock Cube – It adds a beautiful flavor to this dish so don’t skip it. You can replace it with bouillon powder also.
Cream – I love this Pasta because it is extra creamy, and that’s because of the addition of cream. Go for heavy cream or full-fat cream for the best creamy and rich results.
Cheese – Other than fresh cream, we will also add in some cream cheese and mozzarella cheese to make it extra creamy, cheesy, and gooey.
Oil & Butter – I have used a combination of both to add in the Pasta because oil prevents the butter from burning.
Seasonings – To add in some extra flavour, add in seasonings such as Paprika, Oregano, Salt & Pepper. Want to make it more spicy, throw in some red chilli flakes too.
Others – Apart from the above you will also need Garlic and Onion, which are must ingredients for any delicious Pasta recipe.
Step By Step Recipe
Heat olive oil and butter in a pan.
Add garlic and onion and sauté for 2 minutes.
Add chicken, paprika, oregano, salt, pepper and sun dried tomatoes and saute for 6-7 minutes.
Add chicken stock cube.
Add the cooked pasta and mix well.
Add spinach, heavy cream, cream cheese and mozzarella and cook for another minute.
Serve this Chicken Florentine Pasta on its own for a delicious weeknight dinner. You can also serve Dinner Rolls, Garlic Bread, or a Bruschetta on the side.
Chicken Florentine Pasta Recipe
- 1 tbsp Olive Oil
- 2 tbsp Butter
- 2 tsp Garlic (minced)
- ¼ cup Onion (chopped)
- 300 gram Chicken Breast (cut into bite sized pieces)
- 1 tsp Paprika
- 1 tsp Oregano
- Salt (to taste)
- Pepper (to taste)
- ¼ cup Sun Dried Tomatoes (chopped)
- 1 Chicken Stock Cube
- 300 gram Pasta (cooked)
- 2 cups Spinach
- ½ cup Heavy Cream
- 200 gram Cream Cheese
- ½ cup Mozzarella Cheese (shredded)
- Heat olive oil and butter in a pan.
- Add garlic and onion and sauté for 2 minutes.
- Add chicken, paprika, oregano, salt, pepper, and sun dried tomatoes and saute for 6-7 minutes.
- Add the chicken stock cube, pasta, and ½ cup water from boiling the pasta.
- Add spinach, heavy cream, cream cheese and mozzarella and cook for another minute.
- Serve hot.