Chicken Florentine with Cheddar Cream Sauce

Wisconsin Cheese Chicken Florentine with Cheddar Cream Sauce  Recipe
Active Time
40 Minutes



Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Aged Cheddar can be used in this recipe.


  1. Place flour into a large, shallow bowl. Flatten chicken to 1/2-inch thickness. Season with salt and pepper. Coat chicken with flour. Place on a baking sheet.
  2. Melt 3 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook for 5-6 minutes on each side or until a thermometer inserted into meat reads 165°F. Transfer chicken to a plate. Keep warm.
  3. Melt remaining butter in the same pan over medium heat. Add garlic; cook and stir for 1 minute. Reduce heat to medium-low. Gradually add chicken broth. Bring to a boil. Carefully stir in orzo. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, covered, for 8-10 minutes or until orzo is al dente.
  4. Reduce heat to low. Whisk in cream and lemon juice. Gradually whisk in cheddar until melted. Add tomatoes and spinach; cook and stir until spinach is wilted. Season with salt and pepper. Return chicken to the pan. Cover and cook for 2-3 minutes longer or until chicken is heated through.

Cheesemonger Tip

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Do you have questions when shopping for cheese? Ask the cheesemonger! A cheesemonger specializes in the buying and selling of high-quality cheese, usually available in the specialty section of a grocery store or cheese shop. Knowledgeable and passionate, a cheesemonger is a go-to resource for cheese varieties and pairings, proper cheese storage and handling, its cooking applications and cheese brand information.

MontAmoré® Cheddar is a one-of-a-kind cheese—try it for snacking or cooking. It has a creamy texture, and the flavor is a delicious cross between cheddar and parmesan.

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