Chicken Florentine Casserole
2 tablespoons olive oil
6-8 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, approximately 3 lbs
½ teaspoon pepper, or to taste
2 oz prosciutto
1 (6 oz) package fresh baby spinach
8 tablespoons butter (reserving 6 tablespoons for the sauce)
1 (8 oz) package of sliced mushrooms
½ medium onion, finely chopped
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 (22.6 oz) can Campbell's® Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 cup cream (we used half and half)
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, (approximately ½ lemon)
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
1½ teaspoon dried parsley (reserve ½ teaspoon for the top)
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Grease an 11" x 11" baking dish.
Lightly pepper one side of the chicken breasts then add them to a hot skillet with the olive oil. Over medium high heat brown and cook the chicken breasts approximately 10 minutes on each side. Cover with a lid and continue to cook over medium high heat for 5 minutes. Remove from skillet and set aside.
Preheat oven to 400º F.
Add the prosciutto to the hot pan and cook until just a little crispy. Set aside, cool and chop into pieces.
Continuing over medium high heat, add the spinach to the hot skillet, stir and cook just until wilted. Remove from heat and lay the wilted spinach evenly in the greased baking dish.
Add 2 tablespoons butter to the hot skillet, along with the sliced mushrooms and continue to cook over medium high heat until the mushrooms are lightly browned, approximately 5 minutes. Add the onions and cook until translucent, approximately 2-3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook one minute, just to release the garlic flavor.
Add the Campbell's® Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup, the cream, lemon juice, Italian seasonings, dried parsley, Parmesan cheese and the remaining 6 tablespoons of butter. Stir and cook until all ingredients are well blended and melted together.
Pour ½ of the sauce over the wilted spinach, then add the chicken breasts. Spoon the remaining sauce over the chicken, making sure to cover the chicken. Add the chopped prosciutto, then layer the shredded mozzarella cheese and sprinkle the reserved ½ teaspoon dried parsley.
Bake in a preheated 400º F oven for 20-25 minutes, or until bubbly and golden brown.
This Chicken Florentine Casserole has prosciutto, spinach, mushrooms and onions, all blended with two different cheeses and the perfect touch of Italian seasonings. It's a taste of Italy for sure!
Monday, November 16, 2015 - 4:58pm