Chicken Florentine & Farfalle and The Drafter

April 8th, 2015 Kimberly Feature 35 Comments

8th Apr


Today on Recipe and a Book Recommendation I have a recipe requested after I posted our dinner on Instagram. Chicken Florentine & Farfalle  is a simple one pan recipe that will bring your family running to the table. Served with a side salad and garlic bread it is the perfect Spring/Summer meal. I am also excited to be sharing Kim Harrison’s novel The Drafter set to release in September of 2015. Grab a caffeinated beverage and enjoy. Bon Appetit!




Chicken Florentine & Farfalle


  • 3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 box Farfalle pasta
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 box chopped frozen spinach (thawed and all excess water drained) or 1 bunch of fresh spinach
  • 2 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 5 TBSP cream cheese
  • 1 jar Alfredo Sauce
  • 1-2 TBSP of milk
  • Grated Parmesan cheese
  • Pepper

Cooking Directions

  • Grill Chicken, Cube, and set aside
  • Prepare pasta according to package
  • In the pan add a little oil and garlic. Saute until tender. Add spinach (if fresh allow to wilt) and heat through.
  • Add cream cheese, mixture will be thick.
  • Slowly add Alfredo Sauce and milk until desired consistency is reached
  • Stir chicken into the sauce and season with pepper and Parmesan cheese to taste.
  • Mix Pasta and sauce.

Add a side salad and garlic bread to this dish and enjoy.

Book Recommendation

Chicken Florentine & Farfalle and The Drafter
The Drafter
Series: Peri Reed #1
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The Bourne Identity meets Minority Report in this first highly anticipated installment in #1 New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison’s sexy new romantic suspense trilogy, featuring a brilliant special task agent at the top of her field and set in a futuristic Detroit. During a routine but dangerous Opti task, Peri Reed finds out her trusted partner has made her a corrupt agent. Her unique ability to jump back forty seconds in time to correct a mistake leaves her vulnerable when her partner, who is responsible for replacing her memory of the event, gives her a false one. But Peri lives and dies on her intuition, and she begins to piece her twisted reality together as she flees her one-time secure situation at Opti and tries to find the truth with a sullen but talented psychologist named Silas who works for the very agency trying to bring the Opti corruption to light. With Howard, tech and med specialist, and Taf, gun-toting daughter of the opposing grass-roots agency, Silas and Peri try to rebuild her memory of the night she killed her partner, knowing it will put her mental stability in danger. Peri remembers, and thoughts of revenge keep her alive and moving forward as she tries to put an end to Opti, working with the very faction that wants to see her dead

I am beyond excited to begin a new reading experience with Harrison after spending so many years in the Hollows with her. Her newest endeavor, The Drafter, is a time traveling, romantic suspense set in futuristic Detroit that will be dished up in a trilogy. I have’t decided whether I will read or listen to this, heck I might just do both!

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35 Responses to “Chicken Florentine & Farfalle and The Drafter”

  1. Berls

    I’m so excited for The Drafter – can’t wait to see what Kim Harrison has up her sleeves next ! And the recipe sounds yummy, I’ll have to try it!

  2. Blessie (Mischievous Reads)

    It’s in the middle of the night here in the Philippines and your post just made me so hungry! The photo looks so scrumptious! Added this to my bookmarked recipes. I’m not a very good cook, (I burn pancakes, lol) but I might give this a shot. Thanks so much for sharing, Kimba!

  3. Ro

    Any recipe where there aren’t too many steps is perfect for me, so I love this one and appreciate you passing it on! Hugs…

  4. Lauren

    Mmm I’m hungry just thinking about it! Can’t wait to hear what you think of the audio/book!

  5. Tyler H. Joley

    Kim, I’ll read and listen to the same book too! Do you have a preference of whether you listen to it or read it first?

  6. Paij Slater

    It was not a good idea to read your blog late at night. Now I am craving pasta! I am definitely going to try this one!

  7. sharonda

    that does sounds exciting! I like the time travel aspect of the story….looking forward to your review! love the recipe too 😀

  8. Bookworm Brandee

    Thanks for sharing the recipe. It looks good and I know my kids will eat it. *ha* I’m also very, very excited to see what KHarrison does next. Good thing I have til September to clear my schedule. *bwahaha*

  9. Katherine

    Yum! I love the addition of the cream cheese to the alfredo sauce. I’ve also fallen in love with Mario Batali’s sauces so this will have to go on the menu soon.

  10. Ramona

    The recipe sounds super-yummy 🙂 Of course I would have to adapt it and make everything from scratch (like the Alfredo sauce) Cooking can be really time-consuming this side of the Atlantic… Thank goodness my hubby loves it (men make the best chefs anyway…). Maybe he can try your Florentine chicken-y goodness. This is one interesting book you’re recommending and I’ve got a feeling I’m the only one who doesn’t know who Kim Harrison is *hides face in shame* Great post <3

  11. Candace

    I’m really curious to see how she does with a new series. I don’t know that I’ll jump on it until I see some reviews though.

    The recipe sounds good but I’d have to do lots of altering since I’m vegetarian and gluten free. But gluten free shouldn’t be too hard since I can get GF noodles and I just leave out the meat.

  12. Kristin

    shhhhhhh…. still haven’t read the last Hollows…. shhhhhhhhh….

    must. get. head. out. of. YA.


  13. Lupdilup

    These both look and sound like winners recommendations. You can bet I’ll be adding those the appropriate lists. The drafter is going to be preorder as soon as I see available.
    Thanks 🙂

  14. Tika

    Oh how I love me some Chicken Florentine! There might be a chance I come to your blog and find a recipe I haven’t tried yet! That makes my greedy butt so excited lol. Love this feature Kim 🙂

  15. Sarah

    The only time I’ve had Chicken Florentine was when I went to IHOP a few years back and omg it was gross. But the cheese they used tasted so waxy.Maybe I’ll try your recipe because I love alfredo sauce! And the parmesan sounds like a good combo too. I’m hungry now! lmao I haven’t read anything by this author (yet) but I am excited to see her going in a new direction! It’s fun watching authors try new genres 😀

  16. Kay

    I may have drooled a little while staring at that delicious pasta dish. The book sounds good too. I hope you enjoy it!

  17. Jennifer

    The Drafter is not my normal read but I’m going to give it a go. Depending on who the narrator is, I may read it. Fingers crossed that my library gets it.

  18. Stormi

    I haven’t read The Hollow series and I feel like there is so many so I keep putting it off so maybe I should try her new series so I can start at the beginning. 🙂

  19. Jenny

    I can never have too much pasta in my life Kim, so this is something I have to try for sure! And I had no idea Kim Harrison was coming out with a new series. YAY!!!

  20. Kelsey

    Omg I am so making that dish this weekend! It looks so tasty *mouth waters*. Thanks for sharing!

  21. Alreem

    thanks for the recommendation 😀 and I will use the Recipe and make it this weekend and let you know how it will turn out 😀

  22. Renee

    I am so trying this one!! I just love pasta…I don’t get to have too much of it, so when I do have it its always a treat. Definitely might try it this weekend! 🙂