Chicken Florentine Casserole

Course : Chicken
Serves: 6
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4 medium skinless boneless chicken breast halves
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 clove garlic -- sliced
1 pound fresh spinach -- rinsed
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
6 ounces cream cheese -- soft and in pieces
3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/2 pound linguine -- broken in half
2 tablespoons plain dry bread crumbs
1/2 teaspoon paprika

Preparation / Directions:

1. Heat oven to 375 F. Lightly oil 8 x 8 x 2-inch glass baking dish. Bring large pot of lightly salted water to boiling over high heat. 2. Combine chicken, 3/4 cup water, wine and garlic in saucepan. Bring to boiling over high heat; reduce heat; gently simmer, covered, 15 minutes. 3. Remove chicken from broth and set aside to cool. Measure broth, adding water if needed to make a total of 1 3/4 cups. Tear chicken into about 1/2-inch-wide shreds. 4. Place wet spinach in large nonreactive pot; cover; cook over high heat until wilted, 3 minutes. Drain, lightly pressing out excess water. Coarsely chop; return to pot. 5. Heat oil in saucepan over medium heat. Stir in flour; cook 1 minute. Stir in reserved 1 3/4 cups broth mixture; cook, stirring, until thickened and smooth, 3 to 4 minutes. Add lemon juice, oregano, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Bring to boiling. Remove from heat. Stir in cream cheese and 1/2 cup Parmesan. 6. Add cheese sauce and shredded chicken to spinach in pot. 7. Meanwhile, add linguine to boiling water; cook until firm but tender, 9 to 10 minutes. Drain; add to spinach mixture. Turn into prepared casserole. 8. Combine remaining Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs and paprika in small bowl. Sprinkle over top. 9. Bake in 375 F oven about 30 minutes or until golden and bubbly. Let stand at least 15 minutes. Serve.


Nutritional Information:

2608 Calories (kcal); 102g Total Fat; (36% calories from fat); 191g Protein; 210g Carbohydrate; 508mg Cholesterol; 4446mg Sodium

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