Monday, January 14, 2013

Cheesy Chicken Florentine

I have decided to try a different chicken recipe, despite the protests of my family who are all absolute fried chicken lovers.

Everytime I would buy chicken (which is not as regular as we don't always get them from our friendly meat shop), it would automatically mean fried chicken.

And I'd look at myself and count the burn wounds that I have collected everytime I fry those chickens for our meal. You know, those spitting hot oils! One time, I was badly burned. Good thing a neighbor is a nurse, always ready with her first aid kit.

This time, I wanted to serve them a delicious chicken meal but I was not ready to sacrifice my skin. I thought about chicken casserole, or something like a thick chicken soup?

Cheesy Chicken Florentine

Then I found something better, good thing I have all the ingredients at home for a Cheesy Chicken Florentine!!

3 cups fresh spinach
1 cup sour cream
2 cups cooked white rice1 cup milk1 cup shredded cheese, divided1/4 cup finely chopped onion2 tsp mustard1/2 tsp salt12 pcs chicken drumsticks2 tbsp cooking oil1 cup bread crumbs2 tbsp butter, meltedpepper to taste


1. Place the fresh spinach in a small pot, add the sour cream and cook in medium heat for about ten minutes.
2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
3. In a large bowl stir together the spinach mix, rice, milk, 1/2 cup grated cheese, onion, mustard and salt. Transfer mixture to a 9x13 inch baking dish, and cover with aluminum foil or a lid.4. Bake for 25 minutes in the preheated oven.5. Then saute the chicken in oil until golden brown and arrange the chicken on top of the spinach mixture.6. In a small bowl, combine the bread crumbs, butter or margarine and remaining 1/2 cup grated cheese; sprinkle over the chicken. Bake uncovered for an additional 25 minutes, or until the spinach mixture is set, the chicken is cooked through and juices run clear.

Serve with salad.

I served our Cheesy Chicken Florentine with lamb's lettuce salad prepared with vinaigrette sauce and bacon crumbs.

Cheesy Chicken Florentine served on top of lamb's lettuce salad with bacon crumbs
Here is the original recipe.

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