The Pioneer Woman’s Chicken Florentine Pasta

I love the Pioneer Woman. Really and truly. I have yet to be disappointed by one of her recipes. And her Chicken Florentine Pasta is no exception!

Pioneer Woman’s Chicken Florentine Pasta


1 lb penne
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
salt and pepper to taste
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 cup dry white wine
3/4 cup chicken broth
1 bag baby spinach
2 cups grape tomatoes, halved lengthwise
4 oz fresh Parmesan cheese, grated


1. Cook pasta according to package directions in lightly salted water. Drain and set aside.

2. Cut chicken breasts into chunks and sprinkle on salt and pepper.

3. Heat butter and olive oil over high heat in a large skillet. Add chicken chunks in a single layer and do not stir for a minute or two in order to allow the chicken to brown on the first side. Turn the chicken and brown on the other side. Cook until done, then remove chicken from the skillet.

4. Turn heat to medium. Add garlic and quickly stir to avoid burning. After about 30 seconds, pour in wine and broth, stirring to deglaze the pan. Allow the liquid to bubble up, then continue cooking until it’s reduced by at least half (most of the surface of the liquid should be bubbling at this point.)

5. Turn off the heat. Add spinach, tomatoes, chicken, and cooked pasta to the skillet. Toss to combine; the spinach will wilt as you toss everything. Add plenty of Parmesan shavings and toss to combine.

6. Serve with extra Parmesan shavings.

It is completely delicious. Trust me. πŸ™‚ Hope you guys have a wonderful weekend! I am planning on mine being fantabulous! πŸ™‚


12 responses to “The Pioneer Woman’s Chicken Florentine Pasta

  1. “It is completely delicious. Trust me.”

    I’m definitely trusting your opinion. It does look delicious! And I’m a fan of a good grated parmesan cheese. It really makes the dish.

  2. Pasta and Parmesan..match made in heaven.

  3. Yumm, this looks great! Thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚

  4. mrswindypoplars

    Hi! Just found your blog today, and had such a lovely visit here. Loved how much of a priority friends are in your life, and love that you and your hubby communicate so well. Those are two of my biggest passions in life! Strong marriages and good friends :-). Well, just wanted to say “hello”! So nice to meet ya.~

  5. If my mother saw this, she’d love you. This looks so good Rach!

  6. Oh yum! This sounds SO SO good! I love pasta. Besides Mexican, it’s my favorite!!

  7. That does look good! Perfect for an Italian candlelight date night at home. I’d really love to get a Pioneer Woman cookbook!

  8. I adore the Pioneer Woman too! Do you ever watch her show on Food Network? This pasta recipe looks simply amazing. Thanks for sharing! Enjoy the rest of your weekend, Rach! xoxo

  9. wow that looks amazing! can’t wait to try it.

  10. This is crazy but I have yet to try one of her recipes! I better get on that!

  11. Oh gosh, I SO want to make this tonight! ❀

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