Creamy Chicken Florentine

by Mama Chocolate on February 17, 2012



Thank you to Kraft Foods for offering me the opportunity to recreate a recipe with PHILADELPHIA Cooking Creme. Please click here to learn more about all the PHILADELPHIA Cooking Creme flavors and recipes.


Prep Time: 20 min. | Makes: 4 servings, 1-1/4 cups each.

What You Need

  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
  • ½ cup halved red pepper strips
  • 1 tub (10 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Savory Garlic Cooking Creme
  • 1 pkg. (6 oz.) baby spinach leaves
  • 2 cups hot cooked penne pasta
  • 2 Tbsp. toasted Italian pine nuts

Make It!

Cook chicken and peppers in large nonstick skillet on medium heat 5 to 6 min. or until chicken is done. My nonstick skillet wasn’t quite big enough, so I used a large dutch oven and that worked great.

Add cooking creme; cook and stir for 3 minutes.

Stir in spinach and pasta; top with nuts.

Substitute
Substitute PLANTERS Slivered Almonds for the pine nuts.

Variations
Substitute uncooked deveined peeled medium shrimp for the chicken; cook and stir shrimp with
peppers 2 to 3 min. or until shrimp turn pink. Add cooking creme; continue as directed.

Nutrition Information Per Serving
390 calories, 14g total fat, 7g saturated fat, 630mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate, 34g protein



*Mama Chocolate’s Variations*

I added a bit of olive oil and minced garlic to the pan before cooking the chicken and red peppers. At the very end, I also added chopped fresh basil, which gave it a wonderfully fresh flavor!
I was going to use the slivered almonds, but accidentally left them out completely. I’m not sure I would have like them anyway, I’m not usually fond of crunchy stuff with my noodles…

The Savory Garlic Philadelphia Cooking Creme is one of the 9 available flavors and making the Creamy Chicken Florentine recipe was so fun and easy!

The recipe was quick and simple to make, yet we ended up with a rich and satisfying meal on our table for the whole family to enjoy together!

Pregnant Mama Chocolate here couldn’t get enough of the dish and both of our daughters loved it. My husband at first thought it needed a little more flavor, but after pouring on his customary salt and pepper, he was quite satisfied. ;-)

Almost-3-year-old Katie is a picky eater, and we’re finding that 1-year-old Victoria is allergic to ingredients that are in a lot of our regular meals, so it’s getting difficult to find dinners that everyone can eat and love.

The best part was for me, as the cook: it was wonderful to have dish that was so easily made flavorful and comforting with the Philadelphia  Cooking Creme!

Kraft Foods knows that everyday dinners for busy parents are all about bringing family together and connecting over food.  The simple pleasure of creating a meal with satisfying taste provides comfort to the family (especially after a long or chaotic day) is also important.

That’s why they’ve developed PHILADELPHIA Cooking Creme, as an easy-to-blend creme that can be effortlessly stirred into skillets, casseroles, pasta and more to help parents, who love preparing creamy dishes for their family, do so in a convenient, easy and risk-free way. With several flavor options for chicken, beef and fish, PHILADELPHIA Cooking Creme takes the guesswork out of creating new meal mainstays that the family will love and enjoy.

 

Thank you again to Kraft Foods for sponsoring this blog post. I was selected as one of 20 bloggers by Technorati Media and Clever Girls Collective to participate in the Kraft Foods PHILADELPHIA Cooking Creme signature recipes campaign. While I have been compensated for my time and received the product, my opinions and experiences are my own.

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Mimi February 17, 2012 at 5:22 pm

Oh my gosh, I’ve used that before and loved it! I’m totally trying your recipe this next week!
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{Not Quite} Susie Homemaker February 19, 2012 at 11:02 pm

That stuff looks SO good- I want to try it really bad but I don’t think it’s Nutrisystem-friendly. ;) But hopefully soon I can try it! :)
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