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Like Chicken Florentine Pasta
Crispy bits of Like Chicken balance the creamy plant-based sauce. | LikeMeat

Like Chicken Florentine Pasta

This plant-based chicken Florentine uses cashew or soy cream and spinach. Tossing with pasta create a complete meal.

We leaned on Like Chicken to recreate a classic Florentine with a plant-based cream sauce flavored with white wine and spinach. The addition of pasta makes it a quick and simple meal. 

Like Chicken Florentine Pasta

5 mins to prep
10 mins to cook
Yields 4
Vegan

Ingredients

  • 1 package LikeMeat Like Chicken
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 8 ounces baby spinach
  • 3/4 cup plant-based heavy cream (like cashew or soy)
  • 1 cup basil leaves, torn into small pieces
  • 10 ounces pappardelle or tagliatelle pasta, cooked (See Chef’s Note)
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted, for garnish
  • Plant-based parmesan-style cheese, grated, for garnish

Preparation

  1. 1
    In a large frying pan over medium heat, add Like Chicken and olive oil. Cook until golden brown on all sides, 4-5 minutes.
  2. 2
    Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  3. 3
    Add wine and simmer until reduced by half.
  4. 4
    Add spinach and toss until wilted.
  5. 5
    Stir in cream and basil.
  6. 6
    Add pasta and toss until evenly coated with sauce. Add reserved pasta water as needed to thin sauce.
  7. 7
    To serve, sprinkle pasta with pine nuts and cheese.

Recipe Notes

Save a cup of the pasta cooking water to help thicken the sauce.