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Creamy chicken florentine in skillet

Creamy Chicken Florentine Skillet (Dairy Free, Paleo, Whole30)

  • Author: Abbey Blackwell
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Ready to meet your new favorite weeknight dinner recipe? This Creamy Chicken Florentine Skillet is it! In addition to being dairy-free, paleo, and Whole30-approved, it’s absolutely delicious and the epitome of a healthy comfort meal.



For the chicken:

For the creamy sauce:

  • 4 oz mushrooms, sliced
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 1 cup coconut milk, or coconut cream
  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 handfuls of baby spinach
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Make the sauce by blending together the garlic cloves, coconut milk, cashews, lemon juice, and chicken broth in a blender. Blend until smooth, so that there are no cashew pieces remaining. Leave the sauce in the blender, and set aside.

    ingredients to creamy sauce

  2. Season the chicken breasts on both sides with Italian seasoning, garlic powder, sea salt, and black pepper. Heat oil over medium heat in skillet. Sauté chicken breasts on each side for 6-8 minutes, or until chicken reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Transfer cooked chicken breasts to a plate and set aside.
    pan fried chicken breast in skillet
  3. In the same skillet, over medium heat, melt ghee and sauté the mushrooms for 2-3 minutes until soft.
    sauteed mushrooms in skillet
  4. Pour the sauce into the skillet and simmer for 2-3 minutes, or until the sauce thickens.
    creamy sauce simmering in skillet
  5. Reduce heat to low, and stir in the spinach.
    adding spinach to sauce in skillet
  6. Return the chicken to the skillet, and spoon the sauce over the chicken. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot.
    chicken, spinach, and mushrooms in creamy sauce
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Skillet
  • Cuisine: Italian


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 521
  • Sugar: 4.7 g
  • Sodium: 1130.5 mg
  • Fat: 22.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 20.4 g
  • Protein: 33.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 92.9 mg

Keywords: creamy, healthy, paleo, whole30, lemon, cashew cheese