Don’t Just Make Dinner… Make Memories! Easy-to-Prepare, Delicious Chicken Florentine from Bertolli

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What’s for dinner tonight?

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A quick stop at the store to pick up a salad, bread, Bertolli Chicken Florentine

and you can serve a delicious meal for dinner tonight!

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I like to make an easy dinner, that requires little or no prep, and then use the cooking time to do something fun with my family.  If you try to make everything in a meal as simple as possible, then there is time to concentrate on one fun part with your kids!  In going with the Italian theme, this time we decided to try making Italian Soda.  It’s a customize, make-your-own beverage that let’s everyone experiment and taste each others results.  Built-in giggling and laughter!

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I chose Bertolli Chicken Florentine for the main part of the meal.  It is so amazingly easy.  The directions actually made me giggle because they are so easy.  Pour contents of bag into a skillet and cook on medium heat for 12 minutes.  That’s it!  For sides, just pop the bread in the oven, toss the salad and you have time to spare for something fun.  Ba-bam!

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Bertolli Chicken Florentine is sooooo delicious.  My daughter asked for a bigger spoon because she wanted to be able to eat more! It’s farfalle (I had to look up how to say that) pasta, otherwise known as bow-tie.  The sauce is made with Parmesan and Romano cheese that I characterized as “grown-up mac and cheese”.  It contains white wine, but no worries for the kiddos, any alcohol cooks off.  There are large chunks of chicken.  Pieces of cooked spinach add color and make it “Florentine”!  Yum!  I think it truly put everyone at the dinner table in a better mood to have played with the Italian Soda while the Chicken Florentine cooked and then to sit down to such a delicious meal.  And don’t forget to say “Mangia”!  It means “eat” in Italian.  A college friend of mine had an Italian grandma who would always tell us to “mangia, mangia!”

In addition to Chicken Florentine, there are more delicious options such as: Bertolli Chicken Carbonara; Bertolli Italian Sausage; Bertolli Chicken Parmesan Bakes; Bertolli Lasagna and more.

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Back to our Italian Soda.  Are you familiar with Italian Soda or is it something new to you?  My mom joined us for dinner and she had never heard of it.  It’s really simple, just flavoring in sparkling water, with a touch of cream, if you’d like.  What makes it fun is all the options!  In addition to the Chicken Florentine, bread, and salad, I picked up a Salted Caramel flavored syrup at our local Kroger.  But I also wanted something fruity.  I ran into a friend of mine at the store who happens to be a chef and told her what I was looking for.  She said, “Why not make your own?”  Of course!  It was so easy.  Here’s how to make blueberry, but you could do this with just about any fruit.

Blueberry Flavored Syrup

1 cup of frozen blueberries

1/4 cup of sugar

1/4 cup of water


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Combine ingredients in a small saucepan.  On medium-high heat, bring to a boil.  Cook for about 10 minutes until desired consistency.  Mash with a potato masher.  Strain and let cool before adding to soda (otherwise it melts all your ice!).  Yup, did that!

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Italian Soda

Add 1-2 tablespoons to a glass of crushed ice, then fill with sparkling water.  Add a splash of cream.  Garnish with whipped cream, fresh fruit, or a sprig of mint.  Experiment with different ingredients and garnishes.  Have fun!  Don’t forget the toasts!

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A quick stop at the store and you are ready for a fun evening!  Tip:  pick up an extra bag of Bertolli Chicken Florentine for your freezer and next time you won’t even have to stop at the store.

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Do you remember cooking with your mom or dad?

Almost all of us have a memory of making something in the kitchen with one or both of our parents.  It’s time to laugh, talk about the day… make memories.  You can whip up a delicious dessert, color fun placemats, make decorations, even sing or dance a little.  What do you like to do with your kids to have fun and make memories?

Find Bertolli items at some of the lowest prices of the year in a Kroger or Kroger banner store near you. Kroger banners include Fred Meyer, Smiths, Frys, Dillions, King Soopers, City Market, and QFC.


  1. 1
    Pamela Gurganus says:

    This Bertolli meal looks and sounds so delicious! I love how easy it is to prepare. I’ve never had Italian soda before, but I’d love to try it. Blueberries are my favorite fruit and I’d bet it would also be good with a splash of lemon in it! Thanks for sharing!

  2. 2

    This is a meal my teen would gobble up. I love the recipe for italian soda…another item my teen would love.

  3. 3

    Yum! This looks like something my family would go crazy over.
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    Open bag, dump in cook 12 minutes. Yup. Doesn’t get much easier that that. I like the blueberry syrup you made.

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    Dorothy Boucher says:

    This looks so delicious! , never thought about heating up blueberries, not sure why but it look tasty in those glasses.

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    I love Farfalle pasta and Chicken Florentine and Bernoulli makes good quality products, so this would be a good dish for us!

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    Marti Tabora says:

    This looks really good, we love pasta dishes at my house and love to try out new recipes. I have also used Bertolli a lot in the past. Thanks.

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    danielle hammelef says:

    This looks delicious and so easy to do. I need that it seems more and more with our busy and diverse schedules. Thanks for posting!

  9. 9

    This is going into the ‘recipes’ folder on my browser. We have a weekend of possible winter weather – perfect timing.

  10. 10

    I love Bertolli frozen meals. They are delicious and perfect for nights I want to make something fast for dinner.

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    I love to make Bertolli frozen meals to pack for lunch. They’re delicious! I haven’t tried making my own Italian soda, but love getting them at Olive Garden. Thanks for your post.
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  12. 12

    I will definitely look for this next time I’m at the grocery store! This looks delicious!

  13. 13
    Lisa Brown says:

    I have never tried that product, it looks great and you did a great job with the recipe.

  14. 14

    I have tried most of the Bertolli meals and like them all! My favorite is the chicken parmigiana.

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    Erin Will says:

    Honestly I love these kind of meals…easy but delicious and substantial! We have eaten and love a lot of Bertolli meals but I haven’t tried this one! Thanks, I am going to look for it at my grocery store next time!!

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    Ana Mafalda Valente says:

    The Blueberry syrup looks amazing!!

  17. 17
    Leigh Anne Miller Borders says:

    Great looking recipe. We have not tried the Bertolli frozen meals yet. I think we just might have to now!

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    I love Italian Sodas! I don’t think to make them often enough though. And the meal looks delicious! I haven’t had a blueberry one, but sounds good.

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    Cathy French says:

    I’ve tried a couple of the frozen bertolli meals but they just weren’t big enough to feed us so this family sizes would be great.

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    Julie Waldron says:

    My daughter loves pasta & she would love this!

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    Aw, that’s awesome you had a good time with them! I don’t have any children so I guess making memories isn’t in the cards right now! :) Just as a quick sidenote-farfalle is Italian for butterfly!

  22. 22
    Barbara Montag says:

    I like how easy this is to make – a have to make soon!

  23. 23

    This meal looks so good! I am going to save this page and make it.

  24. 24
    Robin Abrams says:

    This Farfalle pasta and Chicken Florentine sounds so good. We have not tried it yet. But I think we will be trying it soon

  25. 25

    I am usually a fan of cream sauces, but I love Bertolli! This looks awesome!

  26. 26

    We love this stuff, so easy and yummy. I buy it for my son (who is in his 20s) to make when I am not around.

  27. 27
    Julie Lundstrom says:

    This recipe looks really good. I would like to try this for dinner for the kids and me.

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    Annamarie V says:

    I love to find easy to make dinners when I don’t have time, it’s also great that they can be handy in the freezer.

  29. 29
    Cynthia R says:

    Oh I love bertolli meals! I haven’t tried a variety yet we didn’t like.

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    mrsshukra says:

    Excellent recipe, would like to try to make this!

  31. 31

    Oh the Bertolli Chicken Florentine looks so good and easy too! We love making pasta dishes for dinner. I have to try that!

  32. 32
    Debbie Beck says:

    The Bertolli Pasta you are showing is my FAVORITE!!!

  33. 33

    The Bertolli Chicken Florentine looks delicious and super easy to make. We’ll have to try it!

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    Linda Szymoniak says:

    While I love to cook, there are days I just don’t feel like it or am short on time. Picking up fast food or eating out are possibilities, but even on those days I prefer still making something at home. Bertolli dinners would be perfect for what i need, and the one you show on this post looks delicious.

  35. 35

    I love how you put the whole meal together. It sounds so delicious and not hard to make.
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    I very rarely buy any frozen items– just vegetables, fruit popsicles in the summer, and the occasional odd item for cooking/baking. But… I’ve always loved Bertolli’s “heat & eat” meals! I haven’t had them in a while, but they were the only brand (of that sort of food) that I purchased. Maybe it’s time to pick some up again!

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    I love to get my kids involved with cooking! The Italian soda is something I am sure they would enjoy making!

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    Amanda Alvarado says:

    I have never tried these but they look good and I like that it contains everything for the meal! The Italian sodas looks yummy! I didn’t realize they were so easy to make!

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    sheila ressel says:

    That looks so good! I think I’ve found my Valentine’s Day dinner idea!

  40. 40

    That looks delicious.

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    Mauricio Carrasco says:

    Nice preparation. Everything looks so delicious.
    Perfect for friends and family. :)

  42. 42

    I love the Bertolli’s frozen meals. Haven’t tried this one yet, though!

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    Jessica Cox says:

    Wow this looks really good I have seen these packaged meals before but never thought they would be any good but I going to try this one for sure, and meal time is always abig part of my families day we always eat at the table together and share about our day

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    Cori Westphal says:

    Looks delicious! And SO easy!

  45. 45

    That is my favorite Bertolli meal. I could eat a whole bag of it myself…the flavors are so good.

  46. 46

    Great recipes! :)

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    Arra Odeza says:

    The food makes me hungry right now and would love to try the recipe for my family too.

  48. 48

    My family loves pasta. My husband says that he would eat it every night! I am very picky with what I feed my family and I’m interested to try out this product. Thanks for sharing.

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  49. 49

    The Chicken Florentine from Bertolli looks like a winner – delicious and easy to prepare! Irish Soda sounds interesting as well.

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    Daniel Scott says:

    We make biscuits for our shelter’s Christmas Bazaar each year. The whole family enjoys using fun cookie cutters for the biscuits and then we decorate tags to add to the clear bags.

  51. 51

    The Bertolli Chicken Florentine looks and sounds delicious. I love how quick and easy it is to prepare. The Italian soda also sounds great. Definitely something I want to try.

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    laurie murley says:

    this sounds like a great meal, I would love to try it in my home

  53. 53
    Marnie G (Derrick Todd) says:

    The Chicken Florentine looks great — and pretty easy. I’m giong to put this on my too try list.

  54. 54

    This looks absolutely delicious.

  55. 55

    This looks like a scrumptious recipe, I will definitely have to try it. Thanks for posting!

  56. 56

    This recipe looked so good, I copied it down. I am going to make it this weekend. I thank you so much for the share.

  57. 57

    Looks delicious! I’ve never tried the bertolli meals before. I’ll have to give them a try it would be perfect for busy nights. Also have never tried italian soda sounds delicious I can already smell the fresh blueberries!

  58. 58

    looks great always like cheesy noodles

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