Crock Pot Chicken Florentine Recipe is a delicious dinner idea full of the most decadent and creamy sauce. Lots of cheese, spinach and more come together for a chicken crock pot meal your family will go crazy over.

Chicken Florentine over pasta on a plate with a fork

Slow Cooker Chicken Florentine Recipe:

This recipe sounds so fancy but it is one of the most simple dinner ideas you can make. The results are a rich and creamy sauce full of hearty chicken and more.

The slow cooker makes dinner possible even on really busy weeknights. Your family can enjoy a fabulous meal with hardly any effort at all.

Chicken Florentine Casserole is so flavorful that even the kids won’t complain about eating the spinach. The delicious cheese sauce gives the spinach and chicken such an amazing flavor that everyone will love it.

Chicken Florentine in the crock pot with a wooden spoon

What is Chicken Florentine?

Chicken Florentine typically consists of a rich and creamy white sauce with spinach and cheese. The recipes normally calls for chicken but you can also substitute shrimp.

The creamy and flavorful sauce make this meal one of a kind and guaranteed to be a family favorite.

Ingredients needed - chicken breast, butter, white wine, minced garlic, salt and pepper, oregano, heavy whipping cream, cornstarch, parmesan cheese, fresh spinach

Ingredients for Crock Pot Chicken Florentine Recipe:

  • Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • Butter 
  • Dry White Wine (or Cooking Wine) 
  • Minced Garlic – You can use Garlic Powder.
  • Salt 
  • Pepper 
  • Oregano 
  • Heavy Whipping Cream 
  • Cornstarch 
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese 
  • Fresh Spinach (chopped)

It only takes a few ingredients to make this delicious meal.

How to make Crockpot Chicken Florentine:

This recipe is so simple you will make it frequently.

  • Add Ingredients to Slow Cooker – Add chicken to the crock pot. Top the chicken with the butter, dry white wine, minced garlic, oregano, salt and pepper.  
  • Slow Cook – Cover and cook on low for 5-7 hours.
  • Remove Chicken to thicken sauce – After this time, remove the chicken. Then stir together the cornstarch and heavy whipping cream in a large bowl.
The process of making chicken florentine in the crock pot
  • Add Baby Spinach and Parmesan Cheese – Whisk this mixture into the sauce in the crock pot, stir the spinach and the parmesan cheese into the sauce and then combine chicken.
  • Let Ingredients continue to cook – Cover and cook on low for 30 minutes to thicken and heat the sauce through and the spinach is slightly wilted and chicken is golden brown.
  • Serve and Enjoy – Serve warm as is or over pasta with ½ cup of parmesan and enjoy!

What does Florentine mean in a Recipe?

When Florentine is in recipe it means that there is spinach in the recipe. Included with the spinach it will also include egg, poultry, or fish.

Traditionally, Florentine means spinach is simmered in butter.

Chicken Florentine over pasta on a plate

How to Thicken the Sauce:

To thicken the sauce we like to use a cornstarch slurry. Mix 1 Tablespoon of Cornstarch and Heavy Whipping Cream. Once blended together, pour into the slow cooker with the other ingredients. Then you add in the spinach and parmesan cheese.

Place the lid back on the crock pot and let chicken and spinach cook until the sauce has thicken.

What to Serve with Chicken Florentine:

When we make this Crock Pot Recipe for Chicken Florentine we like to keep things simple. Here are some of our favorite sides.

  • Caesar Salad – A simple chopped Caesar Salad or a garden green salad works great with this meal.
  • French Bread – The creamy and cheesy sauce is so delicious so bread is a must for getting every last drop. Dip Garlic Bread Cheese Sticks or Easy Homemade Dinner Rolls into the sauce to take this meal even better.
  • Steam Vegetables – This meal would be perfect with some steamed broccoli or asparagus.
Chicken Florentine in the crock pot with a wooden spoon

Variation Ideas:

  • Noodles – We love to serve the chicken florentine over a bed of pasta. You can use spaghetti noodles, fettucine noodle, or even penne noodles. When I make this recipe I usually use what I have on hand.
  • Chicken – When we make this recipe, we like to use chicken breast. But you can also use chicken thighs or chicken tenderloins. We recommend making sure that the chicken is about the same size and same thickness so that it cooks evenly.
  • Low Carb – You can easily serve this meal as a low carb meal. Just simply omit the pasta.
  • Sour Cream – You can add sour cream for added flavor to the sauce.
  • Bacon Bits – Top with parmesan cheese and sprinkle with bacon bits.
Chicken Florentine over pasta on a plate with a fork

How to Store Leftovers:

We love having Chicken Florentine leftover. Store the leftovers in an air tight container and place in the refrigerator. The leftovers will last about 3 to 4 days.

Chicken Florentine over pasta on a plate with a fork

Slow Cooker Chicken Florentine Tips:

  • Make it a Soup – Thin out the creamy sauce with more chicken broth and with a few modifications you can have a delicious soup. We like to do this with the leftovers sometimes.
  • Casserole – This great recipe can easily be made in a casserole dish or baking dish. You can use a rotisserie chicken for an easier meal. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Chicken Florentine over pasta on a plate with a fork

Print this Creamy Chicken Florentine Pasta recipe below:

Crock Pot Chicken Florentine Recipe

4.75 from 4 votes
Crock Pot Chicken Florentine Recipe is a delicious dinner idea full of the most creamy sauce. Lots of cheese, spinach and more make this recipe so tasty.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 8 hrs 30 mins
Total Time 8 hrs 40 mins
Servings 6
Cuisine Italian
Course Main Course
Calories 333
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup dry white wine (or cooking wine)
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Oregano
  • 1 cup Heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups Fresh Spinach (chopped)

Instructions

  • Add chicken to the crock pot. Top the chicken with the butter, dry white wine, minced garlic, oregano, salt and pepper. 
  • Cover and cook on low for 5-7 hours or on high for 2.5-3.5 hours until the chicken has an internal temperature of 165 degrees F but is not shreddable. 
  • After this time, remove the chicken. Then stir together the cornstarch and heavy whipping cream in a small bowl.
  • Whisk this mixture into the sauce in the crock pot, stir the spinach and the parmesan cheese into the sauce and place the chicken back on top.
  • Cover and cook on low for 30 minutes to thicken and heat the sauce through and the spinach is slightly wilted.
  • Serve warm as is or over pasta and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days. 

Nutrition Facts

Calories 333kcal, Carbohydrates 6g, Protein 20g, Fat 22g, Saturated Fat 13g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 6g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 110mg, Sodium 478mg, Potassium 429mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 2g, Vitamin A 1739IU, Vitamin C 4mg, Calcium 127mg, Iron 1mg

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  1. looks like a winner….. is there a substitute for the heavy cream that won’t ruin the recipe??? thanx…..

  2. Claire – Yes, you can substitute 3/4 cup milk and 1/3 cup butter for each cup of heavy whipping cream. So for this recipe that would be 3 cups of milk and 1 1/3 cup of butter. I hope you enjoy it!

  3. 4 stars
    A tiny bit too salty for my family. I used Settler’s Spinach fresh from the garden. And a side of fresh tomatoes. First time cooking pasta in the Crock-Pot; delighted how perfect it was!

  4. how would I alter this recipe to leave the pasta out? I assume I wouldn’t need as much liquid.

  5. I haven’t tried making it with the pasta yet, but I would start with just a 1/2 cup of chicken broth and 1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream and you can always watch it and add in more while it cooks if you prefer. Let us know how it turns out!