Purpose of this blog is for me to try out recipes from my Weight Watchers cookbooks and hopefully I can find some really yummy, low point recipes to share. But this site is NOT an official Weight Watchers site.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Chicken Florentine

I started looking on pinterest looking for a Florentine sauce. And just in case I am mistaken, my understanding of what makes a Florentine is that there is a "white" sauce and spinach in the pasta.

Right away I saw this recipe...
Grilled Bacon-Wrapped Chicken over Creamy Spinach Pasta

I like the sauce recipe so I decided to try it since it seemed really easy.

What you need:

*1 cup chopped chicken ---apx 4 oz = 4 old ww pts

*2 TBS minced garlic --- less than 1 old ww pt

*5 servings of pasta of your choice --- most pastas out there are, each serving is apx = 3 old ww pts

*1/2 block of fat free (or low fat) cream cheese --- fat free 1/2 block =4 oz =200 calories= 4 old ww pts

*1 cup chicken broth (or in this case I used bullion) --- average 1 cup is 10 calories = less than 1 old ww pt

*3 cups fresh spinach (side note- we buy 2.5 lb bags and eat spinach for a week almost every night, makes it affordable, at the end of the week when it starts to look like its going to go bad soon, I freeze the rest). --- apx 3 servings at 20 calories per serving, and 6 fiber per serving.

*pan spray (or oil)

What to do with it:

Cook pasta according to directions. In a sauce pan melt cream cheese in the broth cooking it until smoothly mixed together in a creamy sauce. In a saute pan, on low heat, cook spinach and garlic. Toss together lightly until spinach is all soft and mooshy. If chicken needs to be grilled/ heated then cook it with the garlic and spinach. When both the spinach and sauce are done, mix them together. Then pour and mix over the pasta. Serve with Parmesan cheese.

Easy. Took me about 20 minutes to make from start to finish.
apx 5 points per serving. Enjoy