Skinny Chicken Florentine

Looking for a dish to trick your family into eating skinny? You’ve gotta try this one! My Skinny Chicken Florentine is a creamy, cheesy, filling, warm wintery dinner that will have your kids thinking they are being spoiled! Only you will know this is a terrific good-for-you dish! This comes in a only 284 calories! Make the family beg for seconds with another surprisingly skinny dinner, my Skinny Baked Mac and Cheese with Broccoli!

Skinny Chicken Florentine

Skinny Chicken Florentine

Skinny Chicken Florentine

Prep time: 30 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Serving size: Approx. 1 cup

Ingredients

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed + cooked
  • 8 oz whole wheat pasta
  • 5 oz frozen spinach, thawed + squeezed to remove as much liquid as possible
  • 1 cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • ⅔ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 15 oz can reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly coat a 9x13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions for al dente, drain - set aside.
  3. Mix spinach, cottage cheese, and Parmesan cheese together until smooth.
  4. In a large pot, heat olive oil. Add flour and whisk for 30 seconds.
  5. Add chicken broth and stir until thickened, about 3 minutes. Add lemon juice and garlic and bring to a simmer.
  6. Remove from heat and add blended spinach/cheese mixture, chicken, and pasta. Stir to combine.
  7. Spread evenly baking dish dish.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 284

Fat:11g

Carbohydrates: 19g

Fiber: 3g

Protein: 26g

Sugars: 2g

Sodium: 635mg

Vitamin A: 35%

Vitamin C: 3%

Calcium: 21%

Iron: 2%

WWP+: 7 points

http://www.skinnymom.com/2012/07/25/skinny-chicken-florentine/