Creamy Chicken Florentine and a Grocery Gift Card Giveaway!

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My family loved this!  We love all things pasta.  Our weekly menu always includes at least one pasta dish.

So when Philadelphia Cooking Creme asked me to swap out one of our regular dinners with one of their recipes, I jumped at the chance.    There are several recipes in their Fresh Family Favorite recipe collection.  I chose this Creamy Chicken Florentine. Creamy pasta meals make my family happy. And you know how I love easy recipes.  This one fits that category too.

I chose to use the Reduced Fat Savory Garlic flavor of Cooking Creme.  I was afraid it might be too garlicky tasting, but it was perfect.  The taste was subtle, with just the right amount of flavor.

I did make a few minor alterations to the recipe.  First, I doubled it.  The original recipe serves 4.  Not enough for my family of 6.  I also skipped the pine nuts.  You can substitute slivered almonds, if you don’t want to spring for pine nuts.  (I love pine nuts, but they are pricey.)

Here’s what you’ll need: 

Creamy Chicken Florentine and a Grocery Gift Card Giveaway!

Serves: 6-8 servings

  • 1½ - 2 lbs. boneless chicken, cut in pieces
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 2 tubs (10 oz each) PHILADELPHIA Savory Garlic Cooking Creme
  • 10 oz baby spinach leaves
  • 1 lb. cooked penne pasta
  • 4 Tbs. pine nuts or slivered almonds, optional
  1. Cook the chicken and peppers in a skillet over medium heat till chicken is done.
  2. Stir in Cooking Creme and cook 3 minutes. Stir frequently.
  3. Stir in the spinach and cooked pasta.
  4. Top with nuts.

You can win a $50 Grocery Gift Card!

PHILADELPHIA Cooking Creme is giving one of you a $50 Grocery Gift Card!

To enter:

  • First entry – Leave a comment here letting me know if you’ve tried PHILADELPHIA  Cooking Creme or which flavor you’d like to try.
  • To earn additional entries – “Like” PHILADELPHIA  on Facebook and/or pin this post on Pinterest. Leave a comment here for each you do.

Contest closes Monday, 2/13 at 9am.  Winner will be announced on the Eat at Home Facebook Page.

Disclosure: I am one of 9 bloggers selected by Kraft Foods to participate in the Philadelphia Cooking Creme recipe program. While I have been compensated for my time, my opinions are my own, and I have not been paid to post positive comments.

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  1. I have tried them all. I think I like the plain best bescause you can do more with it,

  2. I haven’t tried them yet but it looks interesting. I would need to sneak it in because some of my family thinks they don’t like cream cheese 🙂

  3. I have tried them all and really like the santa fe one for mexican meals. They are all very good.

  4. I haven’t tried them yet but since we all love garlic, I will try the savory garlic first

  5. I haven’t tried it yet, but I would love to try the savory lemon and herb variety.

  6. I have tried the Santa Fe one. I was really good with black beans, pasta, chicken and tomatoes.

  7. Our favorite is the Santa Fe. We even use this as a dip for toritilla chipss, warmed with some cheese.

  8. Liked Philadelphia Cm cheese on FB!

  9. I would like to try plain, and add my own seasonings.

  10. Mmmm… the garlic one sounds great!

  11. I’ve tried the Santa Fe cooking creme before. I would love to try this Savory Garlic kind. I didn’t know it came in reduced fat!

  12. I liked Philadelphia Cream Cheese on FB!

  13. We’ve tried most, if not all, of them. I agree that the flavor of the garlic is subtle…but it was almost too subtle for this garlic-lover’s household!

  14. Cheryl Newton says:

    Can’t wait to try the new Savory Lemon and Herb. Mmmmm. Lemon.

  15. I haven’t tried this yet, but would love to with this recipe. It looks very yummy. You could substitute sun dried tomatoes for the bell peppers for a different twist.

  16. I like Philadelphia cream cheese on FB.

  17. Definitely going to try this recipe! Thanks for letting us know that the garlic flavor isn’t too over powering.

  18. Pinned it!

  19. Like Philadelphia’s Facebook page!

  20. We tried the Santa Fe flavor.

  21. I haven’t tried them yet, but the Creamy Bacon Fettuccine recipe with the Italian Cheese and Herb cooking creme looking delicious! It will definitely be going on the grocery list this week.

  22. I’ve tried the Santa Fe flavour before.

    My husband doesn’t like garlic, so I don’t know if I could get away with this recipe. I love garlic!

  23. I like them all, but garlic is my favorite.

  24. I like them all, but garlic is my favorite.

  25. Liked Philadelphia on Facebook.

  26. British American says:
  27. I have tried the plain, the herb and the garlic one. I like the garlic the best!

  28. -Jeannette says:


  29. -Jeannette says:

    Liked Philadelphia Cream cheese on FB.

  30. I have tried the Santa Fe blend to make enchiladas and it was great!

  31. haven’t tried it but the lemon herb sounds good!

  32. I tried this very recipe and found it to be easy and pretty good!

  33. judith whitney says:

    Italian cheese and herb is my favorite although the Santa Fe flavor comes in a close second!!!!!

  34. I’ve used the cooking creme twice with great results. And, what’s not to like about creamy pasta? Would LOVE to win $50 grocery card.

  35. I’ve made chicken enchilada’s with the Santa Fe.Thanks for hosting the great giveaway!~Amy

  36. I think that we would like to try the Savory Garlic. It sounds AWESOME!! The recipe sounds so good and easy. We will have to try it.

  37. This has been on my to-try list for a while. The Italian cheese & herb sounds so yummy!

  38. I would love to try the plain I bet it would be delicious in Alfredo sauce.

  39. I also pinned this post to Pinterest 🙂

  40. I’m with you on the reduced fat savory garlic flavor – sounds divine, and a reduced guilt pleasure.

  41. Anna Stewart says:

    I didn’t know this came in reduced fat. I’ll have to try this again!

  42. I’ve always been a step ahead of them as I HAVE used plain ole cream cheese in my recipes to make it creamier, but have yet to try the seasoned ones. I’m sure it’s YUMMY!!

  43. I haven’t tried them yet, but would like to. The Savory Garlic sounds really good!!

  44. Stephanie says:

    We haven’t tried Philadelphia cooking creme but, we will give it a whirl with this recipe.

  45. I haven’t tried any of them yet, but I’ve been thinking about trying the Santa Fe Blend. Although I might rethink that after seeing this recipe!

  46. I’ve tried the Italian Herb and the Santa Fe flavors. We loved both!

  47. Amy Martin says:

    I would love to try the Garlic Variety

  48. I have tried the Savory Garlic & the Italian herb! I love to cook pasta with these it’s delicious!

  49. I like Philadelphia on FAcebook!

  50. I haven’t tried it, but would try the I Savory Lemon and Herb and Santa Fe.

  51. I tried Santa Fe and it was great!

  52. Haven’t tried these yet….but looking forward to it! We love Philadelphia Cream Cheese!

  53. I tried the Italian Cheese & Herb and it was very tasty!

  54. Laurie Lafrenaye says:

    I havent tried yet…but plan on adding this to next weeks menu…Looks really yummy!!

  55. Hi ! Awesome recipe. I’ll have to try it. I just Liked Philadelphia on FB. Thanks for the opportunity tow in this gift card.

  56. I’d love to try the Italian Cheesy. I haven’t yet tried any of the creams but I’m so glad they’re available as I love quick convenient recipes.

  57. FB fan

  58. Italian Herb & Cheese. Thanks for the give-away.

  59. I’ll be making 2 servings of this in a few hours. GF pasta and orange bell pepper strips. I have Santa Fe sauce; I’ll use a heaping tablespoon of it with fresh spinach. Cubed chicken; dinner and enough for lunch Thursday. Cooking for one means I use the Philadelphia Cream Cheese flavors a spoon or two at a time. Perfect.

  60. I haven’t tried the cooking cream yet but I will. My kids would love this recipe.

  61. What’s not to love about these Philadelphia cream cheese products??!! I’ve actually used the savory garlic in several recipes for quick family dinners. Even the grandkids like it!! I’m not a spinach fan, but the recipe here looks awesome. Thanks for the chance to WIN!!

  62. I’ve LIKED Philadelphia on facebook!

  63. And I’ve shared on my pinterest board here:

  64. Haven’t tried any yet but would definitely be interested in trying one of the reduced fat flavors!

  65. I enjoy cooking with Phili, I just use plain and add my owns spices & liquids to kick up the flavour!

  66. Stephanie says:

    I have tried the original plain flavor and love it. I’m looking forward to trying the Southwestern one on some enchiladas or such. Thanks for the giveaway!

  67. I have used the Santa Fe and loved it. I would like to try the savory garlic now that you said it wasn’t too garlicy!

  68. I have tried & love them all – great to use in place of cream soups in recipes – adds some extra pizzaz,

  69. I have used this same recipe and we really liked it. Tasty and easy.

  70. Andrea D. says:

    I tried the Italian cooking cream and we loved it with pasta. Thanks for the chance to enter.

  71. Andrea D. says:

    I am a facebook fan of Philadelphia Cream Cheese. Thanks for the chance to enter.

  72. I’ve used cooking creme before — it was a big hit with my husband!

  73. I liked Philadelphia on FB

  74. I pinned this post to Pinterest.

  75. I have used it and I like the herb and creme flavored one.

  76. I would like to try the Santa Fe Blend.

  77. I also have used the Savory Garlic and we loved it !

  78. I am a facebook fan of Philadelphia Cream Cheese!!

  79. I have not tried them, but any of the flavors would be fun to try. I think I will start with trying the Santa Fe

  80. I would like to try the Savory Garlic.

  81. I tried the Santa Fe flavor and used it in a pasta recipe I found on the Philadelphia website…it was really yummy!

  82. alexa robbins says:

    tried the garlic andherb, it easily melted into a pasta and broccoli dish.

  83. This sounds delicious and it is the kind of dish my family would love. I am new to your blog, so I took some time to browse through your earlier posts. I’m so glad I did that. I really like the food and recipes you share with your readers and I’ll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  84. emily willingham says:

    i want to try the garlic flavored philly cream

  85. emily willingham says:

    I “LIKE” Philly Cream cheese on Facebook and have liked it long before mark zuckerwhateverhisnameis invented Facebook

  86. emily willingham says:

    I “Pinned” this fantastic recipe and your cool give-away on my Pinterest board

  87. I’ve tried the Italian Cheese & Herb and it was great. I threw a bunch of stuff in my pantry and refrigerator in and had dinner and leftovers for lunch.

  88. I also “Liked” Philadelphia on Facebook.

  89. I love this stuff (garlic & herb especially) and have probably tried all the flavors. It’s easy to use just a tablespoon or two to make a regular tomato pasta sauce creamy, too. I always have a couple of tubs in my fridge. Finding new ways to use it all the time (it also goes on sale pretty regularly!).

  90. I have tried the cremes….I’ve used Sante Fe to make enchiladas and since I have a savory garlic in the fridge already, I’ll be making this yummy dish. Thanks for the giveaway.

  91. I ‘love’ Philadelphia on FB.

  92. Alexandra says:

    We tried the Italian Cheese and Herb one and liked it. We should try another kind soon!

  93. I haven’t tried them yet, but I think the Italian or Santa Fe would be great in creamed spinach.

  94. No I have not tried this but am interested in the Savory Garlic. Sounds good and I can think of several recipes it would be a great addition to.

  95. I havent tried them yet, but think that the italian would be big hit in our house.

  96. Tracy Luke says:

    I have never tried the Philly Cooking Creme and this looks so delish that I will be trying it tonight in this recipe. Thank you!

    p.s. – we are now friends on Eat at Home facebook page.

  97. I have not tried it but the italian cheese and herb cooking creme looks yummy.

  98. I have never tried Philadelphia Cooking Creme but the Philadelphia Savory Garlic Cooking Creme sounds delicious!

  99. I pinned this recipe to Pinterest to my “Recipes I want to try” board. 🙂

  100. I have not tried but would like to try the Savory garlic.

  101. Ashley Hatten says:

    I would love to try the Italian Cheese & Herb!

  102. Ashley Hatten says:

    pinned to my board

  103. Ashley Hatten says:

    I like Philadelphia on facebook

  104. I’ve tried the Santa Fe flavor and it’s really good!

  105. I like them on facebook.

  106. Laura Clark says:

    I have tried the Italian. EVERYONE in the family enjoyed it!

  107. I tried the florentine. It was yummy and filling! Even SO enjoyed it!

  108. I did “like” this on FB

  109. I have not tried it before. I would like to start learning how to cook more and see what I can use it in.

  110. I have tried Philadelphia Cooking Creme, the Santa Fe Blend. It was quite tasty and made an easy meal. I used it to make the Santa Fe ChickenCasserole recipe on the Kraft web site.


  111. I like Philadelphia Cream Cheese on facebook.
    (Sharon O.)

  112. I’ve tried the Savory Garlic.

  113. I liked Philadelphia Cream Cheese on Facebook.

  114. I have tried them all, I think my favorite is the plain Cooking Creme because you can so much with it. It is great with pasta or over baked chicken or vegetables – I love it!

  115. I ‘liked’ Philadelphia Cream Cheese, did it a long time ago, lol, that’s how good it is!

  116. Vickie Waddell says:

    The cooking creams are great for a quick pasta meal. I’ve used the Santa Fe, and the garlic. Both are tasty. I’ve like Philadelphia Cream Cheese on Facebook for quite awhile. I’ll like them again but I don’t think it will do anything.

  117. I think I’d like to try their Savory Garlic -they look so delicious, but I’m afriad if I try it once I’ll get hooked so I havne’t bought any yet.

  118. I liked philadeliphia on facebook

  119. I pinned your post on pinterest

  120. I love the savory garlic it is so good in pasta!

  121. Liked philadelphia creamcheese on FB

  122. LOVE all of the Philadelphia Cooking Creme flavors. My fave is the Santa Fe. I developed an awesome Spinach Chicken Enchilada recipe using it. A definite family fave. I make several batches, and freeze some for future meals. Also use it for my Almost HomeMade Tomato Soup!

  123. PurpleLarkspur says:

    I have not tried PHILADELPHIA Cooking Creme. I would like to try the Santa Fe.

  124. the savory garlic sounds delish! I have never tried it… Thanks for a super giveaway!

  125. Tweeted:!/anashct/status/168668612628975616

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  127. Kathryn C. says:

    I have tried the Italian Cheese and Herb and it makes a wonderful pizza. Thank you!

    katbirdfl (at) gmail (dot) com

  128. Kathryn C. says:

    Like PHILADELPHIA on Facebook (Kathryn Gatewood Costa)

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  129. Kathryn C. says:

    Pinned on my board:

    katbirdfl (at) gmail (dot) com

  130. just liked cooking creme on facebook 🙂

  131. I have not tried it yet but I will be soon trying the Santa Fe Blend in a Southwestern Casserole recipe that I like.


  132. I like PHILADELPHIA on Facebook. Debbie Christie



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