Giada De Laurentiis Creamy Italian Chicken Florentine Dish Is Simple Yet Elegant

Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis’ Chicken Florentine is the best kind of dish: a crowd-pleasing spectacle made with the simplest of ingredients.

Easy to make and delicious, the chef’s recipe is a perfect meal anytime.

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De Laurentiis Chicken Florentine Contains Ingredients You Probably Have In Your Kitchen

Culinary personality dish includes boneless, skinless chicken breasts, all-purpose flour, unsalted butter, shallots, minced garlic, dry white wine, whipping cream, Italian parsley chopped fresh and thawed frozen cut spinach.

On her food and lifestyle blog Giadzy, De Laurentiis described this effortless yet elegant “classic Tuscan Italian dish” as “a quick and delicious way to get dinner on the table.” Creamy Florentine sauce comes together in a pinch and gives this easy weeknight meal a bit of decadence. If you have it on hand, you can use fresh spinach instead of frozen.

Giada De Laurentiis recipe is simple and satisfying

The chef begins by dredging the salt-and-pepper chicken in flour, then cooks it in melted butter in a “large, heavy skillet” until golden brown. Move the chicken to a plate and cover it with foil to keep it warm.

In the same pan, cook the minced shallots and garlic in more melted butter, “stirring to scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan.”

De Laurentiis at this point adds the wine, boiling the mixture over medium-high heat for about three minutes so that the liquid reduces.

The cream is mixed and continues to cook until the sauce thickens and reduces by half. De Laurentiis says to stir in the parsley now, put the chicken back in the pan, and cover it with the sauce.

Get the full recipe, video and reviews on the Food Network website.

The chef’s easy chicken dish has over 700 five-star reviews on the Food Network site

You know a recipe is a hit when critics try it and take the time to sing its praises, like home cooks did on the Food Network site. With hundreds of high ratings, De Laurentiis’ dish is an absolute hit.

“Cook that!” Just cook it and thank Giada later for one of the best weeknight meals ever. Then add it to your rotation so your family can thank you too!” one person wrote.

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Another tasty chicken recipe from Food Network’s Giada De Laurentiis

Many home cooks shared that De Laurentiis’ recipe gave them confidence in the kitchen.

“Excellent. If you want people to think you can actually cook. This recipe tastes like a professionally prepared meal. I’m just a novice right now [sic] cook but this recipe made me a star with the wife. Seriously, it’s on my regular rotation,” one person said.

Another home cook added: ‘It was easy but delicious! I followed the instructions to the letter and again decided that I could make dishes better than in a restaurant. This is one of Giada’s gems.”

Finally, one reviewer urged other home cooks to “TRY THIS. I’ve been making this recipe for years, with a few tweaks. …I top each piece of chicken with fresh spinach, prosciutto and mozzarella cheese and in the oven until melted and delicious. Take my word for it, it’s a winner.

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