How to Make Pesto Chicken Florentine

by Ellie Fazzi

Foods Final


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 3 chicken breast halves
  • 2 cups fresh spinach leaves
  • 3 packages dry Alfredo sauce mix
  • 2 tablespoons pesto
  • 1 package dry penne pasta
  • 1 tablespoon grated Romano cheese
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in skillet over medium high heat.

    Step 2

    Add 4 cloves of finely chopped garlic and sauté for 1 minute.

    Step 3

    Cut chicken breasts into strips.

    Step 4

    Add chicken to the skillet and cook for 7 to 8 minutes on each side.

    Step 5

    Once chicken is cooked all the way, add 2 cups spinach to the skillet and let simmer for approximately 5 minutes on low heat.

    Step 6

    Prepare sauce according to package directions.

    Step 7

    Once the sauce is done, add 2 tablespoons pesto, mix, and set aside.

    Step 8

    Bring a large pot of slightly salted water to a boil.

    Step 9

    Add noodles to pot and cook until soft. Drain.

    Step 10

    Combine chicken mixture, sauce, and noodles in a large pot.

    Step 11

    Top with cheese and enjoy :)