This it a great dish to dive into if you are new to cooking or maybe nervous about making something that sounds pretty fancy… I can assure you this is an easy one to make and will wow any guests you are having over for dinner. Give it a try and see for yourself how easy this one is to make.

Serve with a nice crisp white wine and steamed or roasted asparagus.

Florentine Chicken


  • 4 boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup finely diced onions
  • ¼ cup cooking sherry, white wine or chicken stock
  • 3 cups spinach, well rinsed
  • ½ cup ricotta cheese
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • Additional salt and pepper to taste


  1. Season chicken with salt and pepper
  2. Heat olive oil and butter over medium heat in a medium size pan or Dutch oven
  3. Cook chicken until nicely browned, about 5 minutes on each side
  4. Remove chicken and set aside making sure to retain any juices
  5. In the same pan, add the onions and sauté 3-4 minutes
  6. Stir in the garlic next and continue to sauté for another 1-2 minutes
  7. Deglaze the plan with the wine (or stock), making sure to loosen and of the stuck bits on the bottom of the pan
  8. Add in the spinach and wilt down until fully cooked, about 3 minutes or so
  9. Add any additional salt and pepper per taste
  10. Reduce heat to medium low and stir in ricotta cheese and cream, simmer for another 3 minutes but not letting the cream come to a boil
  11. Add the chicken and juices back in and simmer another 2-3 minutes


If you have an Air Fryer, this is a great dish to help increase the easy factor. Toss the seasoned chicken into the Air Fryer for 10-12 minutes, turning halfway through.