Chicken Florentine with Rigatoni Recipe -
Chicken Florentine with Rigatoni Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Chicken Florentine with Rigatoni

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"A healthy and light cream sauce served over rigatoni, juicy chicken, spinach, basil and garlic."

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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    30 mins


  1. Bring 2 quarts of water and salt to boil in a large soup kettle. Add pasta; cook, stirring frequently until almost cooked, about 9 to 10 minutes. Stir in spinach; cook until spinach wilts and pasta is tender, about 3 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil and garlic in a large deep skillet until garlic starts to sizzle and turn golden. Add tomatoes, baking soda, red pepper and chicken; simmer to blend flavors, about 5 minutes. Add basil and half-and-half; simmer to reduce slightly, about 5 minutes.
  3. Drain pasta and return to pot. Add sauce and cheese; toss to coat and then serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 04, 2006

VERY good recipie. I will tweak it a bit for my family--use shredded rotisserie chicken, more garlic and salt, but overall--WONDERFUL!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 05, 2006

This dish is really lacking in flavor. If you're in the mood for something light and extremely subtle, then you might enjoy this. I was suprised that even with a whole cup of fresh basil it tasted so bland. Don't think I'll be trying this one again.


6 Ratings

Mar 29, 2006

This was super easy! I didn't have any already cooked chicken, so I george-foremaned some breasts.

Mar 20, 2006

We really liked this, even the kids!

Mar 10, 2006

This recipe is exactly what it says it is, a light tomato cream sauce. It is a very subtle blend of flavors. I almost felt like it should have more flavor. I did not have the fresh basil so I used about 1 teaspoon of dried. The red pepper gives it a nice zing. I would be curious to see how heavy cream would taste in it instead of half and half. My husband said it is a do again dish. He thought it might be good with veal or sausage instead of chicken or with pine nuts added to it. My picky kid did have seconds and he didn't even avoid the spinach!

Oct 07, 2007

Pretty good, but it seemed as though it was lacking something...


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  • Calories
  • 778 kcal
  • 39%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 96.2 g
  • 31%
  • Cholesterol
  • 81 mg
  • 27%
  • Fat
  • 24.5 g
  • 38%
  • Fiber
  • 8.2 g
  • 33%
  • Protein
  • 47.5 g
  • 95%
  • Sodium
  • 2629 mg
  • 105%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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