Heirloom Recipe – Chicken Florentine

***This post contains affiliate links.  If you click one and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission.***        I did something fun yesterday. I went through the recipes that were given to me at my Bridal Shower.  Way back in 2001, before Pinterest, people actually still worked from written recipes, kids!  So quaint, right?  It was really nice to go through the cards and remind myself of that time and some people who I haven’t seen in so long and others who have passed away.  It was sweet to see their handwriting and know they took the time to do this for me.  I picked a few to make and I’m calling them my Heirloom Recipes.  The first one up is Chicken Florentine.


What I loved about this recipe is that all of the ingredients are very common staple items.  What I thought was a little odd about the recipe was that there was no spinach in it and I always equate Florentine with spinach.  So, I decided to serve it with some sauteed spinach.

Heirloom Recipe:  Chicken Florentine

6-8 Chicken Breasts

1 C Ketchup

1/4 C Finely Chopped Onion

1/4 C Vinegar

3 T Sugar

1 T Salt

1/2 C Water

4 Cloves Garlic, minced

  1.  Preheat the oven to 375
  2. Brown the chicken on both sides.  (Tip:  Make your life easier and invest in an electric griddle.  I use mine all the time for lots of things, eggs, pancakes, bacon, quesadillas and lately I’ve been using it to make big batches of grilled chicken.  Here is a link to one on Amazon:  Presto Electric Griddle
  3. While chicken is browning, mix the rest of the ingredients in a bowl
  4. Place the browned chicken in a baking dish and pour the sauce over the chicken.
  5. Bake for 1 hour.

Literally as I was writing this post, my husband walked by and said, “That chicken you made was delicious”.  He has never said that about anything I’ve made ever.  He’ll say that something was good, or tasty or sometimes very good.  Never delicious.  That’s how good this chicken is.


It was also a winner with the children.  When I told the picky one it had ketchup in it, he was sold.  We had it tonight for dinner reheated in the microwave and it was still delicious!  So many wins in one recipe.  It would be a great and easy dish to make if you’re having company, too.

Ok, go on, go try it!

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