Light Up Weeknight Dinners With This Chicken Florentine Pasta

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If you’re looking for a scrumptious and filling meal that is sure to satisfy your family at dinnertime, then a bowl of chicken florentine pasta is sure to hit the spot. Here is your guide to cooking this intriguing pasta dish and lighting up your family’s weeknight dinners.


  • 1 pound boneless chicken breast
  • 12 ounces penne
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 1/2 cups baby spinach
  • salt to taste
  • ground pepper to taste
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup white wine
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 1/2 cup chopped tomato
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley


  1. Put the penne in a large pot of salted boiling water and cook the pasta according to the package instructions.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Season all sides of the chicken with salt, pepper, and oregano and then cook in the skillet for 8 minutes per side, until golden all over. Allow the chicken to cool for 5 minutes afterwards.
  3. Pour white wine into the chicken skillet. Add tomatoes, garlic, and cream and cook for 2 minutes until tomatoes soften slightly. Add mozzarella and parmesan and allow the cheese to melt.
  4. Season the sauce with salt and pepper according to taste and then add the penne, spinach, and parsley to the pan. Toss until the the pasta is covered in sauce and then serve.