Chicken Florentine Rice Casserole


This chicken, spinach, and rice casserole is an excellent and easy dish that I actually came up with one night when I was broke. These ingredients were what I had. I even surprised myself!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 35 mins


  • 3 cups water

  • 4 cubes chicken bouillon

  • 2 cups instant brown rice

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

  • 1 teaspoon dried sage

  • 2 teaspoons dried basil

  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley

  • 1 teaspoon dried marjoram

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 2 (10 ounce) packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained

  • 2 cups cottage cheese

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese

  • ¼ cup margarine


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. In a medium saucepan, boil 2 cups water and chicken bouillon. Stir in rice. Remove from heat, and set aside. In a small bowl, mix cornstarch with remaining water.

  3. Heat olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Place chicken in skillet with thyme, sage, basil, parsley, and marjoram. Cook until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear. Drain and cube.

  4. Stir onion into the skillet, and cook 5 minutes, or until browned and tender.

  5. In a large bowl, thoroughly mix rice, cornstarch mixture, chicken, onion, spinach, and cottage cheese.

  6. Transfer mixture to a medium baking dish. Season with salt and pepper. Top with Parmesan cheese, and dot with margarine. Bake, covered, 45 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove cover, and continue baking 15 minutes, until surface is lightly browned.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

370 Calories
18g Fat
25g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 370
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 1041mg 45%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 6mg 30%
Calcium 220mg 17%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 496mg 11%

* 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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