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

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/