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Chicken Breasts Florentine

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  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 5 min
  • Servings 4
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Gold Medal® all-purpose flour provides a simple addition to this chicken breast that’s sprinkled with cheese and nutmeg – a wonderful dinner ready in about an hour!

Ingredients

2
cups uncooked egg noodles (4 ounces)
3
tablespoons butter or margarine
3
tablespoons Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
cup milk
1
cup chicken broth
1
package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed to drain
1/2
cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4
teaspoon ground nutmeg
4
boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (1 1/4 pounds)
Additional ground nutmeg

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 375º. Spray rectangular pan, 11x7x1 1/2 inches, with cooking spray. Cook and drain noodles as directed on package.
  • 2 While noodles are cooking, melt butter in 2-quart saucepan over medium heat. Stir in flour and pepper. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until smooth and bubbly; remove from heat. Stir in milk and broth. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute; remove from heat.
  • 3 Mix spinach, noodles, half of the sauce, 1/4 cup of the cheese and 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg. Spoon mixture into pan. Place chicken on spinach mixture. Pour remaining sauce over chicken. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cheese and additional nutmeg.
  • 4 Cover and bake 30 minutes. Uncover and bake about 15 minutes longer or until light brown on top and juice of chicken is no longer pink when centers of thickest pieces are cut.

Expert Tips

With the variety of breads available, be sure to experiment by serving an herb bread, a focaccia or sourdough rolls or bread with this casserole. Serve with a Caesar salad and a hearty cherry crisp for dessert.

Noodles come in a variety of forms and sizes, including fine, medium, wide, extra-wide, ribbons and dumplings. They can be fresh, frozen or dried and made with or without eggs. Almost any type of noodle can be used in this recipe, depending on your preference.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
370
Calories from Fat
120
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
20%
Saturated Fat
5g
26%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
40mg
14%
Sodium
850mg
35%
Potassium
270mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
39g
13%
Dietary Fiber
2g
9%
Sugars
6g
Protein
25g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
25%
25%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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