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“I've always preferred a "spinach in sauce" chicken Florentine over the "chicken with sauce atop cooked spinach" version. This is my ranch-style rendition, and it's delicioso. Hidden Valley Ranch Light makes it light indeed... and surprisingly authentic.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Defrost spinach in microwave, then drain in a colander in sink, squeezing out excess water. Grate a fresh lemon and reserve 1 teaspoon zest. Mince one shallot and one garlic clove. Pour 1/2 cup Hidden Valley Original Ranch Light into a wide shallow dish. Set aside.
  2. Rinse chicken breasts. Place two chicken breasts at a time between 2 pieces plastic wrap. Pound chicken to 1/4" thickness using a flat mallet or rolling pin. Repeat with remaining chicken. Blot chicken lightly. Place prepared chicken breasts in ranch dressing, turning until thoroughly coated.
  3. Into a large resealable plastic bag or container, add 3/4 cup unseasoned breadcrumbs, 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese, 1 teaspoon dried basil, 1 teaspoon dried oregano, 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt, and 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper. Seal bag and shake well. Add two chicken breasts at a time to bag then seal. Shake until chicken is evenly coated. Bread the remaining chicken.
  4. In a large, wide skillet (with an accompanying lid) over medium heat, warm 2 tablespoons light olive oil. Add chicken and cook, 4-5 minutes per side, or until chicken reaches 165°F . Cover. Keep warmed on lowest heat.
  5. In medium saucepan, heat 1 tablespoon light olive oil. Saute shallots until translucent. Add garlic and cook 1 minute longer. Sprinkle in 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour and stir well. Whisk in the chicken broth, 2-4 tablespoons white wine, lemon zest, and 1/8-1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg. Bring mixture to a full boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook until thickened, about 2 minutes. Stir in spinach and heat through. Whisk in 1/2 cup Hidden Valley Original Ranch Light and 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese. Season lightly with freshly ground black pepper.
  6. Ladle sauce over chicken in skillet. Place a slice of provolone cheese over each breast. Garnish with minced olives. Cover skillet. Warm over low heat until cheese melts. Serve and enjoy!

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