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Low Carb Chicken Florentine Skillet (Gluten Free)

This Low Carb Chicken Florentine Skillet is loaded with so much creaminess and delicious flavor.  The chicken breasts are perfectly sautéed until golden brown, then nestled in the creamy cheesy wine sauce with fresh baby spinach folded in.

skillet with chicken florentine in a creamy sauce.

It’s a simple 30-minute skillet dinner that is low-carb, keto friendly, and gluten free!

“Florentine” refers to a recipe that’s prepared in the style of the Italian region of Florence.  The common ingredient in Florentine style food is spinach.  And Chicken Florentine is typically served in a creamy spinach sauce with white wine and butter – mmm! 

eye level close up chicken breasts in a pan of creamy sauce with spinach

How To Make Low Carb Chicken Florentine:

  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add olive oil.
  • Add seasoned chicken breasts to the pan. Sauté on both sides until brown, about 5-6 minutes per side, until the internal temp reaches 165F.
  • Transfer the chicken to a plate, tent with foil, and set aside.
  • Add butter and onion to the pan and cook 3-4 minutes, then add garlic and cook 1 more minute.
  • Stir in white wine and chicken stock, increase the heat to medium-high, bring it to a simmer, and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Add cream cheese and Parmesan cheese then whisk together until thoroughly incorporated, about 2 minutes.
  • Add parsley and half-and-half, sauté and stir for 3 minutes. It should thicken up as it cooks.
  • Fold fresh baby spinach into the sauce. Then transfer the cooked chicken breasts to the skillet and simmer for 2-3 minutes until heated through. Flip the chicken in the sauce to coat. If the sauce gets too thick, add a splash or two of chicken stock to thin it out.
  • Season to taste with salt & pepper if needed, then garnish with chopped parsley and grated Parmesan, and enjoy!

This keto Chicken Florentine truly has it all… a ton of fresh spinach, tender golden chicken breasts and a creamy cheesy wine sauce.  A delicious one-pan meal in 30 minutes!

skillet with chicken florentine

Low Carb Chicken Florentine Skillet (Gluten Free)

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

A thick and creamy keto, gluten-free, low carb chicken Florentine skillet with spinach and white wine... ready in 30 minutes!

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • ½ cup chopped white or yellow onion
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • ½ cup dry white wine (I prefer a chardonnay. You can use all chicken stock if preferred.)
  • ½ cup chicken stock (more if needed to thin out sauce)
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese (more for garnish)
  • ¾ cup half and half
  • 3-5 ounces fresh spinach
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley (more for garnish)
  • Salt and pepper to taste, if needed

Instructions

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
  2. Season chicken with salt and pepper, and add to the pan. Sauté on both sides until brown, about 5-6 minutes per side, until the internal temp reaches 165F.
  3. Transfer the chicken to a plate, tent with foil, and set aside.
  4. Add 2 tablespoons of butter and the onion to the pan and cook 3-4 minutes. Add the garlic and cook 1 more minute.
  5. Add the wine and chicken stock to the skillet and increase the heat to medium-high, bring it to a simmer, and cook for 3 minutes.
  6. Add the cream cheese and Parmesan cheese and whisk together until thoroughly incorporated, about 2 minutes.
  7. Add the parsley and half-and-half, sauté and stir for 3 minutes. It should thicken up as it cooks.
  8. Fold the spinach into the sauce. Then transfer the cooked chicken breasts to the skillet and simmer for 2-3 minutes until heated through. Flip the chicken in the sauce to coat. If the sauce gets too thick, add a splash or two of chicken stock to thin it out.
  9. Season to taste with salt & pepper if needed, then garnish with chopped parsley and grated Parmesan, and enjoy!

Notes

The sauce will thicken as it cools.  When reheating just use some chicken stock to loosen it up: stir in a few splashes and add more if needed as it heats up.

Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1 breast w/sauce
Amount Per Serving Calories 587Total Fat 34gSaturated Fat 16gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 16gCholesterol 170mgSodium 605mgCarbohydrates 9gNet Carbohydrates 7gFiber 2gSugar 7gProtein 48g

This nutrition card uses an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. This estimate is not a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice!

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