Baked Chicken Florentine (Gluten Free)

Are you tired of the same old way you make chicken? Try stuffing your chicken and bake it with this chicken florentine recipe. It’s so easy! – and bakes in about 30-45 minutes, depending upon the size of the chicken breasts. I love this dish, as I serve it without any starches (rice or potatoes), just a salad, and we still cannot finish an entire breast. Great for low-carb and grain-free dieters! Baked chicken florentine is now at the top of my main dishes for guest now, just because it’s so easy, yet elegant.

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Baked Chicken Florentine (Gluten Free)

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Yield: Serves 2-4

Baked Chicken Florentine (Gluten Free)

An easy main dish, great for a light meal. Use your favorite cheese, the more flavorful, the better.

Ingredients:

  • 2 whole chicken breasts, approximately 1.5 lbs.
  • 12 baby spinach leaves
  • 2-4 slices of cheese (I used Swiss.)
  • 1/2 cup roasted red bell peppers strips (See Roasted Red Pepper Mashed Potato Recipe or purchase gluten free ones in a jar or can*)
  • Extra virgin olive oil, for coating
  • 1 Tablespoon dried or fresh parsley, minced
  • Fine sea salt or salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Butter a 1-quart casserole dish, or use oil and set it aside.
  3. Slice the chicken breast length-wise, just enough to not go through all of the way, allowing you to stuff it.
  4. Layer the inside with cheese, spinach and then peppers; and tie with kitchen twine in 1 to 2 places to keep closed. Oil the tops of the breasts and pat with parsley (basil is great substitute).
  5. Place them in the prepared casserole dish; cover; bake for 25 minutes; uncover and bake for approximately 20 minutes more, or until no longer pink inside; salt and pepper tops of chicken; place oven temperature to broil and move to second to top shelf of oven, about 6" away from heat element; bake until golden brown, about 5 minutes (watch closely). You'll notice that the breasts create their own juice, keeping the breast nice and moist. Serve hot with a salad.

Tips

Hormel's Di Lusso brand roasted red peppers are listed as gluten-free.

One Reply to “Baked Chicken Florentine (Gluten Free)”

  1. Made this for dinner today and it was delish, a lot easier to make than I thought as well! It’s also given me more ideas as to other things I can stuff chicken with. Thanks!

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