Monday, May 11, 2015

Chicken Florentine

It's National Eat What You Want Day!!!!!

Actually, I guess I saw it as DRINK What You Want Day. I knew as soon as I woke up this morning, on my way to work I was heading to Starbucks for an iced double grande dirty chai. It was fan-freaking-tastic. I was sad I only got a grande. At 11 a.m. it hit the spot. Cold. Spicy. Caffeinated. Perfection.

Anyhoo, since it is EAT What You Want Day, I decided to share one of Mr. B's favorite week night meals. It's fast, and as long as I prepare the sides ahead of time (yes, husbands. those boys), he has no problem making on the evenings I work. He loves anything he can throw on the grill.

And if I'm being completely honest, I thoroughly enjoy this meal, too. While I listed the directions for cooking this on the stove, it's quite simple to adjust the recipe for the grill. Instead of in a skillet, cook the chicken on the grill and brush on a little Italian dressing. On foil, grill up the spinach and any other sides you might enjoy with the chicken, such as zucchini chips or baby potatoes.


Yes, I want this.

I'm salivating just ogling these photos.

Chicken Florentine
*inspired by a picture in a menu

Serves 4

3 Tbsp Italian dressing, divided (homemade or your favorite)
4 c lightly packed spinach leaves
4 small boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
8 slices smoked ham
4 slices Provolone cheese

Heat 1 Tbsp of dressing in large ovenproof skillet on medium heat. Add spinach; cook and stir 1 minute or until spinach is wilted. Remove from skillet; cover to keep warm. Add remaining dressing and chicken to skillet; turn chicken over to evenly coat with dressing. Cook 5-6 minutes on each side or until chicken is cooked through. Top evenly with ham (I like to toast my ham a bit before putting on the chicken) and cheese; cover. Reduce heat to low; cook 1-2 minutes or until cheese is melted. (Or, place under broiler to brown.) Spoon spinach mixture evenly onto plates; top each with chicken.

Yeah, I was starving a little hungry, and, as you can see, the spinach never made it to the plates! But at least my zucchini chips add some color. Yum.

With Love and God Bless,

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