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Crunchy Chicken Florentine

Crunchy Chicken Florentine is cheesy and smothered in a creamy Spinach/Mushroom sauce with a delicious, easy crunchy topping – perfect week night dinner.

Crunchy Chicken Florentine

This Crunchy Chicken Florentine is such a wonderful, creamy meal and I just love the bit of crunchy layer at the top.

It is the perfect week night dinner and ever so quick and easy to throw together, especially if you buy already cooked (smoked) chicken or a rotisserie chicken from the supermarket.

Since we eat a lot, and I mean a heck of a lot, of chicken, I usually cook extra and keep it sealed in the refrigerator to use in a day or two.

Cheesy Chicken smothered in a creamy Spinach/Mushroom sauce with a delicious, easy crunchy topping - perfect week night dinner

I have seen many variations of this particular kind of Chicken Florentine. But have finally, after a couple of recipe adaptions, found that we like this version most.

The ingredients are just right, saucy, but not overly so, enough to scoop over rice or mashed potatoes though.

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The crunchy topping is not dry, therefore by sprinkling I really mean, take teaspoonfuls of the crunch and drop it all over the top of the Chicken dish. No need to be perfect and the lumpier it is, the better.

I have added Salt as an optional in the ingredients, but I have found that the dish is salty enough for my family’s taste.

Crunchy Chicken Florentine

The fresher the Spinach, the better the Chicken Florentine will turn out ! Frozen spinach did not work as well the first time I made the dish.

Crunchy Chicken Florentine

Crunchy Chicken Florentine
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
Crunchy Chicken Florentine is cheesy and smothered in a creamy Spinach/Mushroom sauce with a delicious, easy crunchy topping - perfect week night dinner.
Course: Dinner
Servings: 6 People
Author: Linda Nortje
Ingredients
  • 1 can (410g) Cream of Mushroom Soup (Condensed Soup)
  • 1/2 can Milk (use the Soup can to measure)
  • 1 cup Sour Cream
  • Salt to taste (optional)
  • 500 g Chicken Fillets cooked, cubed ( 16 oz )
  • 2 cups Fresh Spinach chopped
  • 1 cup Mozzarella Cheese grated
  • 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter melted
  • 16 Ritz Crackers crushed (Salticrax Crackers)
  • 1 TB Poppyseeds
  • 1 t Fresh Garlic crushed
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 deg C (350 deg F) – spray a 20 x 30cm ( 9 x 12 inch ) oven dish with cooking oil

  2. Combine the Soup, Milk and Sour Cream in a mixing bowl – add Salt (optional) – pour half of this mixture onto the bottom of the prepared oven dish
  3. Scoop the Chicken over the mixture evenly, followed by the Spinach
  4. Pour the remaining Soup mixture over the Spinach – sprinkle the Mozzarella over
  5. Combine the Butter, crushed Crackers, Poppyseed and Garlic in a small mixing bowl – sprinkle over the Mozzarella – bake 25 – 30 minutes or until the crumbs are golden brown and the sauce bubbly

Serve with mashed potatoes or rice and a side or two.

LINDA

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Evelyn Osborn

Wednesday 26th of August 2015

This sounds so good and I was looking for a great way to use some fresh spinach I have in the fridge!

Jamie Sherman

Tuesday 25th of August 2015

Wow!! With fall just a few weeks away, I am digging this casserole! It looks so delicious!

Hirra Pervaiz

Thursday 20th of August 2015

Love your dishes and this one looks absolutely delicious

Michaela Kenkel

Thursday 20th of August 2015

What a great looking chicken dish! Can't wait to try it!

Analida Braeger

Wednesday 19th of August 2015

This sounds delicious!

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