Chicken Florentine CasseroleFeatured by Tantara Winery in the Platinum Wine Club.
A creamy mixture of chicken, mushrooms, bacon and cheese. Serve with a delicious glass of Pinot Noir for the perfect meal. A simple casserole that will make the whole family happy!Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
• 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
• 1/4 cup butter
• 3 tsp. minced garlic
• 1 Tbs. lemon juice
• 1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup
• 1 Tbs. Italian seasoning
• 1/2 cup half-and-half
• 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
• 2 (13.5 oz.) cans spinach, drained
• 4 oz. fresh mushrooms, sliced
• 2/3 cup bacon bits
• 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the chicken breast halves on a baking sheet and bake 20-30 minutes, until no longer pink and juices run clear. Remove from heat and set aside. Increase the oven temperature to 400 degrees.
Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stirring constantly, mix in the garlic, lemon juice, cream of mushroom soup, Italian seasoning, half-and-half, and Parmesan cheese.
Arrange the spinach over the bottom of a 9x9 inch baking dish. Cover the spinach with the mushrooms. Pour half the mixture from the saucepan over the mushrooms. Arrange chicken breasts in the dish, and cover with the remaining sauce mixture. Sprinkle with bacon bits, and top with mozzarella cheese. Bake 20 to 25 minutes in the 400 degree oven, until bubbly and lightly browned.