Chicken Florentine Wrapped in Pastry
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Chicken Florentine Wrapped in Pastry

  • Thaw: 40 minutes
  • Prep: 40 minutes
  • Serves: 4

Ingredients & Directions

  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves(about 2 breast halves)
  • 0.333 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 package (about 10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 package (17.3 ounces) Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets, thawed
  • 4 teaspoons Dijon-style mustard

Heat the oven to 400°F.  Beat the egg and water in a small bowl with a fork.

Pound the chicken to 1/4-inch thickness.  Cut each chicken breast in half.  Coat the chicken with the flour.

Heat the oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook until well browned on both sides. Remove the chicken to a plate.  Cover the plate and refrigerate for 15 minutes.

Stir the spinach and nutmeg in the skillet. Reduce the heat to medium.  Cook for 5 minutes or until the mixture is hot, stirring often.

Unfold 1 pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface. Roll the pastry sheet into a 14-inch square. Cut the pastry sheet into 4 (7-inch) squares.  Repeat with the remaining pastry sheet, making 8 squares in all.  Brush the edges of the pastry squares with the egg mixture.

Place 1 chicken piece in the center of each of 4 pastry squares. Spread each with 1 teaspoon mustard and top with about 1/4 cup spinach mixture. Top each with another pastry square. Press the edges to seal. Brush the pastries with the egg mixture. Place the pastries onto a baking sheet.

Bake for 25 minutes or until the pastries are golden brown.


Serving Suggestion: Serve with sliced cherry tomato halves tossed in balsamic vinaigrette and sprinkled with feta cheese. For dessert serve warm gingerbread squares topped with lemon sauce.