Pesto Chicken Florentine

Pesto Chicken Florentine


"Extremely rich combination of chicken, spinach and creamy pesto sauce. Serve with crunchy bread and romaine salad--it's the best!"


55 m servings 572 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 572 kcal
  • 29%
  • Fat:
  • 19.3 g
  • 30%
  • Carbs:
  • 57.3g
  • 18%
  • Protein:
  • 41.9 g
  • 84%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 84 mg
  • 28%
  • Sodium:
  • 1707 mg
  • 68%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add garlic, saute for 1 minute; then add chicken and cook for 7 to 8 minutes on each side. When chicken is close to being cooked through (no longer pink inside), add spinach and saute all together for 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare Alfredo sauce according to package directions. When finished, stir in 2 tablespoons pesto; set aside.
  3. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente. Rinse under cold water and drain.
  4. Add chicken/spinach mixture to pasta, then stir in pesto/Alfredo sauce. Mix well, top with cheese and serve.
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  1. 1543 Ratings


Excellent!!! I've made this countless times. I use Classico brand basil pesto (small jar, green) and a jar of Classico brand Garlic Alfredo sauce. Instead of just the 2 cups of spinach, I use th...

SO nice, with SO many variations. Hey you 3 star raters, it's you, not the recipe... Use any Alfredo sauce, dry or in a jar. Use any Pesto you like. I use home made "Lite Alfredo" sauce and ho...

Absolutely hubby who does not like alfredo, loved it. I used sun dried tomato pesto, a whole bag of baby spinach, added onion in when I sauted the chicken, added sun dried toma...

This was just ok, but I think with a little tweaking it would be good. First, olive oil on medium-high heat is enough to completely blacken minced garlic-- as I found out quickly enough. Second,...

I don't give 5 stars unless something is incredible, and this recipe is not only incredible, but it is very easy and looks beautiful! This tastes like something you would get at an Italian rest...

This is a great recipe. I only used a 1.6 oz.Knorr Alfredo sauce mix and a whole package of spinach. It cut down on calories and the added spinach was great. I also used 2 chicken breast for ...

I used a an entire 10 oz bag of spinach and it was the perfect amount. I made a packet of garlic alfredo and also made the pesto from a mix and the dish came out wonderfully. Microwaves well t...

Wow - tastes great, presents great but easy to make. As others suggested I doubled the spinach but could have easily tripled it! I used a jar of sauce and made my own pesto from the 'Easy Pesto'...

I altered this a bit by using already-cooked & shelled shrimp instead of chicken, and it was fabulous!! Even my picky 8-year old ate some and enjoyed it. A direct quote from my husband: "S...