I’m joining you all from Disneyland this week so I decided to share one of my favorite recipes from The Happiest Place on Earth for the letter C, Chicken Florentine from Blue Bayou Restaurant in New Orleans Square.
I love that Disney happily shares their most popular recipes from their restaurants and resorts. All you have to do is visit City Hall and ask for one and they’ll print it out for you if they have it.
The cast members are always so friendly and helpful, they will even make suggestions if you would simply like something popular. I’ve typed out the recipe here for you to enjoy.
4 ea. 7oz. chicken breasts, boneless, with skin left on
1 cup florentine sauce (recipe follows)
3 oz. chopped spinach, fresh or frozen*
3 oz. grated cheddar cheese or cheese sauce
2 oz. bacon, cooked and chopped
Seasoned salt to taste
2 tbsp. butter, melted
* If spinach is fresh, it must be blanched
2 tsp. unsalted butter
2 tsp. flour
3 tsp. unsalted butter (room temp)
1 1/2 finely chopped onions
3 sliced medium mushrooms
2/3 cup white wine
1/4 cup chicken broth
2 chicken bouillon cubes
1 cup heavy cream
1 Tbsp. diced pimentos
1 tsp. chopped fresh parsley
1 tsp. chopped fresh chives
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
salt and white pepper to taste
Blend together flour and 2 tsp. butter (at room temperature). Set aside. Saute onions and mushrooms in 1 tsp. butter (do not allow onions to brown). Add wine and reduce completely. Add remaining ingredients. Bring to a simmer and slowly add the flour/butter mixture a little at a time until desired thickness is achieved. Continue cooking at a simmer for 8 – 10 minutes. Yield: 2 cups
In mixing bowl, stir together spinach, bacon and cheese; set aside. Open chicken breast and sprinkle with seasoned salt; stuff with spinach mixture. Fold and place seam side down in baking dish. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle outside with seasoned salt. Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes. Top with Florentine sauce and serve over rice.
Courtesy of Mickey Mouse and Disneyland City Hall
The cast member who provided me with the recipe did mention that this makes quite a large amount so you may want to reduce it by half when you are making it at home, depending on your family size of course.
I just love the atmosphere of the Blue Bayou and now we can have one of their delicious recipes at home too.
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