Baked Chicken Florentine





Prep Time

25 minutes

Cook Time

25 minutes

Quick and easy, but nice enough to serve to company, this Italian classic can be made with either mozzarella, or with cheddar.


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts (3-4 medium sized chicken breasts)
  • 4 cups spinach leaves
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder, divided
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano, divided
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 roma tomatoes, diced (separated into 2 equal groups)
  • 8 ounces Cabot Extra Sharp Cheddar, shredded (about 2 cups)

  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
  • ½ lemon, juiced


  1. PREHEAT oven to 375° F.
  2. LAY chicken breast on a cutting board, cover tightly with plastic wrap and using a rolling pin or mallet, pound chicken breast evenly into thin uniform pieces.
  3. PLACE spinach in bottom of large baking dish, drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  4. LAY thin chicken breasts on top of spinach
  5. DRIZZLE chicken with 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon dried oregano and season with salt and pepper.
  6. COVER chicken with ½ of the diced tomatoes and all the shredded cheese
  7. OIL one side of a large piece of foil, and tightly cover the baking dish with foil (oil side down), to keep the cheese from sticking to the foil and bake for 10 minutes.
  8. REMOVE foil after 10 minutes and place back in oven for additional 10-12 minutes, until cheese is golden brown, and chicken is cooked through. **Note – cooking times will vary depending on how thin your chicken breasts are.
  9. COMBINE remaining diced tomatoes with 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon dried oregano, lemon juice and chopped basil in a small bowl while chicken is cooking. Season as needed with salt and pepper
  10. REMOVE cooked chicken from oven, allow to cool slightly before plating. Top with diced tomato mixture and serve.



per serving
Amount/Serving % Daily Value
38 grams
Saturated Fat
13 grams
145 milligrams
540 milligrams
8 grams
2 grams
42 grams
481 milligrams
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Cheese As You Please

Our naturally-aged cheddars have 0g of lactose per serving! So go ahead, dig in.

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