Cheesy Chicken Florentine Casserole

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My boyfriend prefers to boil and shred the chicken, but I think the consistency is better when you get to cut into a piece of chicken, surrounded by cheese and a creamy spinach sauce. One of my absolute favorite meals.

Cheesy Chicken Florentine Casserole
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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
1 9-inch square casserole

Ingredients

  • 4 (4 ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • ½ cup unsalted butter

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 2 cups shredded Parmesan cheese

  • 1 ½ pints heavy cream

  • 1 (10.5 ounce) can condensed cream of broccoli soup

  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano, or to taste

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil, or to taste

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, or to taste

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder, or to taste

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained

  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place chicken breasts on a parchment-line baking sheet.

  2. Bake in the preheated oven until just light pink, 15 to 20 minutes; they will not be fully cooked.

  3. While the chicken is cooking, melt 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in Parmesan cheese until melted. Add heavy cream, condensed soup, oregano, basil, parsley, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Reduce heat to low and cook until thickened, about 5 minutes.

  4. Arrange spinach over the bottom of a 9-inch square baking dish. Pour about 1 1/2 cups sauce over the spinach, then arrange chicken breasts over top. Cover with remaining sauce and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.

  5. Return to the oven and bake until bubbly and lightly browned, 20 to 25 minutes.

Cook's Note:

You can use 1/2 can of cream of broccoli and 1/2 can of cream of chicken soup instead of 1 full can cream of broccoli, if preferred.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

1386 Calories
120g Fat
19g Carbs
61g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 1386
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 120g 154%
Saturated Fat 73g 367%
Cholesterol 453mg 151%
Sodium 1660mg 72%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 61g
Vitamin C 11mg 53%
Calcium 1202mg 92%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 706mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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