Happy hump day, Mes Amies.
Did y'all take my little pep talk on Monday to heart? If you are ready to get back to eating nourishing meals, today's post is for you!

This is one of Chad and my favorite week night dinners.  It's super yummy, super easy to make and is very nutritious. If you skip the pasta, its low carb as well.
I know that when I'm looking up a recipe, it drives me crazy when there is a long, drawn out explanation before the recipe. So, lets get straight to it!

Creamy Chicken Pasta Florentine

  • 1 pound linguini
  • Salt
  • 4 whole boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size slices
  • Ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream, more if needed.
  • 1C dry white wine ( I like Sauvignon Blanch for this, but Pinot Gregio and Chardonnay work well too)
  • 1 bag baby spinach
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes, halved lengthwise
  • 6 ounces Parmesan, shaved with a cheese grater or vegetable peeler, plus more for serving


  • 1       Cook the pasta according to package directions in salted water. Drain and set aside.

  • 2        Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper. Heat the butter and olive oil over high heat in a large skillet. Add the chicken chunks in a single layer and do not stir for a minute or two in order to allow the chicken to brown on the first side. Flip the chicken and brown on the other side. Cook until done, and then remove the chicken from the skillet. (About 3-4 minutes per side)
  • 3        Turn the heat to medium. Add the garlic and quickly stir to avoid burning. After about 30 seconds, pour in the cream and wine, stirring to deglaze the skillet. Add in the tomatoes and most of the Parmesan. Allow the liquid to bubble up and the cheese to melt, and then continue cooking until it's reduced by at least half (most of the surface of the liquid should be bubbling at this point).
  • 4        Turn off the heat. Add the spinach,  chicken, cooked pasta and Parmesan shavings to the skillet. Toss to combine; the spinach will wilt as you toss everything.
  • 5        Add more Parmesan shavings and serve immediately! 

There you have it. One pan 30 minutes or so start to finish.
Enjoy !!


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