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With this one-pot creamy chicken mushroom florentine, you’ll have dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes! Plus, cleanup is easy! This hearty dish is filled with sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, mushrooms and the creamiest pasta! Your family is going to go crazy over it.

One-pot meals are always my go-to for busy weeknights. You get delicious, satisfying meals with minimal effort, and cleanup is a breeze! It’s a win-win. If you’re looking for more one-pot dinners to add to the meal lineup this week, give this beef stroganoff, parmesan chicken tortellini, or Cajun alfredo pasta a try!

One pot creamy chicken mushroom Florentine in a bowl with a fork in it.

One Pot Creamy Chicken Mushroom Florentine

If you’re not sure what to make for dinner tonight, look no further than this one pot chicken mushroom florentine! This delicious pasta dish is worth every carb! The creamy pasta sauce with fresh mushrooms and spinach is so perfect with the chicken. Then the sun-dried tomatoes give it a final hit of flavor and texture! It is insanely delicious and not hard to make at all. You’re going to love it!

Chicken mushroom florentine looks and tastes like a fancy gourmet meal, but is really simple and easy to cook in one pot! I love to make it when I’m feeding a crowd because everyone always loves it and it’s so easy to make a lot of. If you are looking for a meatless option, you can even make this as a creamy mushroom florentine without the chicken. It’s just as delicious that way as well! The flavorful sauce really does a lot of the heavy lifting here. Whether it’s a weeknight at home, or an elegant dinner party, this recipe is one I find myself pulling out time and again!

Ingredients Needed

This meal is so flavorful and filled with so many delicious things. It’s seriously one of my all-time favorite recipes! Sun-dried tomatoes, mushrooms, chicken, and spinach all cook in the creamy sauce and get tossed in the pasta. You really can’t go wrong with this combination of ingredients.

  • Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts: Cut into one-inch pieces so they will cook evenly and quickly.
  • Butter: Both unsalted or salted will work, just adjust your salting at the end accordingly.
  • Olive Oil: Use a high-quality, extra virgin olive oil to cook the sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, and mushrooms in.
  • Garlic Cloves: Minced garlic gives a rich, savory taste to the cream sauce.
  • Sun-Dried Tomatoes: This is my favorite ingredient in this recipe because of their intense sweet and tart flavor! They really take the sauce from good to great.
  • Small Mushrooms: Sliced and cooked with the garlic and tomatoes in olive oil. I used button mushrooms, but you could also use cremini or brown mushrooms.
  • Flour: A small amount is added to the garlic and oil to create a roux.
  • Chicken Broth: Gives the sauce a savory, flavorful base. You could also use a splash of white wine!
  • Half and HalfSweetens the sauce and makes it nice and creamy.
  • Salt and Pepper: Season to taste!
  • Garlic Powder: Even more garlic flavor? Always!
  • Linguine: Break in half for easier cooking and serving. I love the way linguine tastes with the creamy sauce, but you can also swap this out for your favorite pasta! Penne is another great option, as it holds in all of the flavorful sauce.
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese: Freshly grated parmesan makes a huge difference, trust me!
  • Fresh Baby Spinach:  Thawed frozen spinach works in a pinch, but fresh is best. You can also use baby kale instead.

How to Make Chicken Mushroom Florentine

Not only is chicken mushroom florentine easy to make, but it only takes 20 minutes from start to finish! I know that you will not regret making this meal for your family. It is going to be a huge hit! My kids can never get enough.

  1. Cook the Chicken Breasts: In a large skillet over medium high heat add the butter and cook the chicken until golden brown and no longer pink.
  2. Cook Vegetables: Add the olive oil and cook the garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, and mushrooms until tender. Add in the flour and then cook for another minute.
  3. Whisk Sauce and Simmer: Slowly add the chicken broth, half and half, salt, pepper, and garlic powder and whisk until incorporated.
  4. Cook Pasta: Cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until the pasta is tender.
  5. Garnish and Serve: Remove from the heat and add the parmesan cheese and spinach and stir until the spinach starts to wilt. Then stir chicken mushroom florentine immediately.
The process of making chicken mushroom Florentine.

Tips for One Pot Recipes

Can I just get a hallelujah for one pot meals? They have saved me this week and this one is ready in under 30 minutes! This is seriously one of the most delicious meals you will ever make!

  • Measure Out Ingredients: Assemble the ingredients before you start. Keeping your ingredients organized helps to keep cooking time down and you can verify you have everything you need before beginning.
  • Cook Meat First: Start by cooking the meat first. The flavors the meat leaves in the bottom of the pan get incorporated through all the layers to come after.
  • Adjust Cooking Time: Add ingredients in descending order of cooking time. Things that need the longest cooking time should go in first.
  • Cut Tomatoes: Chop sun-dried tomatoes into smaller pieces so that they are not too overpowering.
One pot of chicken mushroom Florentine in a skillet.

Variations and Substitutions

The great thing about this one pot chicken mushroom florentine is that it’s super easy to customize to your personal tastes! Here are a few simple ways to make it your own and use what you have on hand!

  • Use Whole Milk: Whole milk works great in place of half and half.
  • Add Olives: If you love black or green olives, this is a great place to use them! Add a 1/2 cup to this recipe!
  • Use Fresh Spinach: Frozen spinach will work, however I prefer fresh spinach since the flavor and texture are so much better.
  • Use Different Meat: Switch out the chicken breasts for boneless skinless chicken thighs or even boneless pork chops.
  • More Add-Ins: Add more of the flavors you love. This recipe is super easy to adapt to suit your family, so get creative! The creamy chicken goes great with diced red onion, sliced zucchini, and artichoke hearts too!
  • Use Different Cheese: If you are feeling cheesy, try mixing in other cheeses like mozzarella, asiago or fontina cheeses.  They would give this creamy florentine even more dynamic flavor.
  • Add Garnish: Garnish with 1 bunch of green onion (you can use both the green and white parts!)

Storing Leftover Chicken Mushroom Florentine

The best part about one pot meals is that you don’t dirty a lot of dishes to make an extraordinary meal. The less dishes I have to do, the happier of a mom I am. Everything cooks in one pot and even the pasta cooks in the creamy sauce!

  • In the Refrigerator: Store your chicken mushroom florentine within 2 hours of cooking it and transfer to an airtight container. Then, leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. When you’re ready to enjoy it, heat over the stove or in the microwave!
A bowl full of chicken mushroom Florentine with a fork.


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One Pot Creamy Chicken Mushroom Florentine

5 from 19 votes
By: Alyssa Rivers
With this one-pot creamy chicken mushroom florentine, you'll have dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes! Plus, cleanup is easy! This hearty dish is filled with sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, mushrooms and the creamiest pasta! Your family is going to go crazy over it.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 People


  • Staub Cast Iron Skillet
  • Microplane Grater
  • Cuisinart Stainless Steel Chopper



  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat add the butter and cook the chicken until golden brown and no longer pink. Add the olive oil and cook the garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, and mushrooms until tender. Add in the flour and cook for another minute.
  • Slowly add the chicken broth, half and half, salt, pepper, and garlic powder, and whisk until incorporated. Add the linguine and bring to a simmer. Cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until the pasta is tender.
  • Remove from the heat and add the Parmesan cheese and spinach and stir until the spinach starts to wilt. Serve immediately.



Updated on April 10, 2023
Originally Posted on November 6, 2016


Calories: 562kcalCarbohydrates: 55gProtein: 40gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 118mgSodium: 1351mgPotassium: 1117mgFiber: 3gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 1961IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 222mgIron: 3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: French, Italian, Italian American
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About Alyssa Rivers

Alyssa Rivers is the author of 'The Tried and True Cookbook', a professional food photographer and experienced recipe-developer. Having a passion for cooking, her tried and true recipes have been featured on Good Morning America, Today Food, Buzzfeed and more.

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  1. This is so easy and delicious. I recommend setting the cooked chicken aside while making the rest and adding it back in at the end for best results. No one likes over cooked chicken.

  2. 5 stars
    I love this recipe and am so excited to try it! Is there anyway to do this without sun dried tomatoes and with diced tomatoes instead? Would you just add those at the same time as the spinach if that is the case?

  3. Hi Alyssa,

    I’m trying to learn a little more how to cook. I found your blog & really thought I’d give this a try.

    I’m not comfortable deviating from recipes. So, I followed it to the best of my ability.. it was..fantastic!
    My wife was impressed.. ahem..thank you for making me look good..

  4. Made this tonight, it was delicious. would maybe put less salt in the future , great recipe I used corkscrew pasta 😋 kids loved it.

  5. 5 stars
    This was so delicious. Doubled the mushrooms and cut into quarters. Added sliced red pepper and half onion slices quartered. And doubled the garlic. Wonderful!

  6. 5 stars
    This is wonderful! My husband reminded me to put it in the do again recipe box. He must have said it 4 times that night. I made it exactly like the instructions said to do. Thank you for sharing this dish.

  7. 5 stars
    Wow…this is a “keeper”! So easy and delicious. We’re big on veggies and not so big on pasta, so I reduced the amount of pasta and added double of the veggies, including the Garlic and sun dried Tom. Looks beautiful and tastes amazing! Thank you for a yummy dish!

  8. 5 stars
    This was absolutely delicious! My family are it all without a drop left. My family likes more veggies, so I doubled the mushrooms and used a whole bag of spinach. Even my picky eaters loved it!

  9. 5 stars
    amazing but it definitely needs a deep pot and it took me about 1 hr to make . I had everything ready ….delicious !!!!

  10. 5 stars
    I love this recipe and have made it several times now. It is so easy and absolutelty delicious! I usuallty double it up because it’s so good! Thank you for sharing this Alyssa!

  11. 5 stars
    This turned out really great, except based on the amount of spinach and mushrooms I had prepped, I really expected it to look more like the photos provided (I knew they would cook down, but still). The dish actually comes out looking much more white, so I’m not sure how the chef/author got it to look quite so colorful when everything is finished. But it still tasted great, and we had fun making it. Next time, I will definitely add another cup of spinach and maybe another 1/4 to 1/2 package of mushrooms. Unlike some other comments, I did not need anymore liquid, I had the perfect amount.

  12. 5 stars
    I loved this! Many comments said it needed more liquid so I was prepared for that – but mine ended up too liquidy ironically. Added a touch of cornstarch and that fixed it right up. I also added thyme. Thank you!