(Cook) – Chicken Florentine and Farfalle (Tell) – Anolon Advanced Bronze 5.25qt Sauteuse

I am just tickled to death to be one of the featured bloggers in Anolon’s Cook & Tell campaign.  Anolon has beautiful pieces of cookware with styles to suit everyone.  Seriously, they are gorgeous pieces.  Today, I’m sharing my review of the Anolon Advanced Bronze 5.25qt (11″) Sauteuse from the Advanced Bronze collection, and cooking up some Chicken Florentine and Farfalle for y’all!

Let’s just git to it, reckon?  About the pan

The very first thing I noticed about the pan was it’s beauty and size.   The bronze collection is so, so pretty! I picked it because I felt it went with the rest of our rustic decor in our home, and I was right.   The 5.25qt and 11″ size of this pan is absolutely perfect.  It’s not so huge that you end up cooking too much, but instead, will feed a family 5 with a nice serving size for everybody.   It’s deep so that you’re spilling food out and it has a slightly domed, clear lid so you can see how things are cooking up.  I believe it’s break resistant as well.  Each handle has the silicone grips.  This makes it easy to hold so it doesn’t slip and so it doesn’t get too hot for you hands.  I won’t buy a pan without it.   What I noticed when cooking, was how evenly things cooked up.  I have had pans where, no matter where it’s at in the pan, only half will be done and you’re constantly flipping and using strategy as to how to turn and place it so that the rest gets done.  Not the case with this.  I didn’t move it all over the burner and I didn’t constantly flip and turn things. It just cooked right.

I’ve had the opportunity to try other pieces of this collection (which I’ll share later) but it gets 5 stars and two thumbs up from me and my husband.   You can’t go wrong with it. It’s high quality, durable, cooks well, and is just stunning to look at.  It will make you feel like a gourmet cook. for reals y’all.

Okie dokie, how ’bout we move on to the recipe?! This recipe is the ‘from scratch’ version of the Bertolli frozen meals.  We like to use their sauces for home cooked meals and save their frozen meals for days we’re on the run!


Chicken Florentine and Farfalle

Chicken Florentine and Farfalle

By A Cowboy's Wife Published: December 3, 2012

    I am just tickled to death to be one of the featured bloggers in Anolon's Cook & Tell campaign.  Anolon has beautiful pieces of …


    • 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)
    • 1-2 cloves garlic finely minced
    • 5 TBSP cream cheese
    • 1 jar Bertolli Alfredo Sauce (for consistency)
    • Parmesean cheese as desired
    • pepper


    1. Grill Chicken, Chop, and set aside
    2. Prepare pasta according to package.
    3. In the pan add a little oil and garlic. Saute until tender. Add spinach and heat through.
    4. Add cream cheese, mixture will be thick.
    5. Add Alfredo Sauce and milk until desired consistency is reached
    6. Stir chicken into the sauce add pepper.
    7. Mix Pasta and sauce.

      Copyright © A Cowboy's Wife



      Disclosure: Anolon provided cookware for review and giveaway. All opinions are my own, always.


      1. Lisa says

        What wouldn’t I cook in this pan? It is the perfect size for my hamburger stroganoff recipe, or my chicken with noodles or just for sauteing any number of things. I would love this pan!

      2. Becky Gifford says

        I would cook everything in this pan. Seriously, everyday. I normally buy one deep sided,straight edged ‘fry’ pan every two years and it is my go to for cooking. I do also have an old , loved 8 quart club aluminum pot to boil spaghetti in!. I would love, love, love to add this as my new star pan for everyday. Beyond the perfect shape and size the double sided handles will help me lug it around. The single sided fry pan handle is getting a little difficult as I get closer to 50. -ugh-.

        But to be official… my first meal would be the filling for stuffed peppers.. with Quinoa instead of rice! you can also make cabbage rolls with it.

      3. Becky Gifford says

        I browsed the Anolon pages and liked the Anolon Advanced Bronze collection the best. It looked soft and sexy next to the other designs they offer. I was surprised the prices were actually in the range of affordable for this quality of product. And if you notice at the top of the page they have a 25% off coupon code. I have my eye on the pasta pot. I have never owned the pot with the colander right in it for cooking pasta… and I can us the pot to can jelly in my little jars!

      4. Nicholas S says

        The pan looks like the perfect size for a multitude of recipes! I guess I’d start by talking my sister-in-law
        into making me some of her delicious beef stroganoff and go from there.

      5. Joyce S says

        This pan is great! The first thing I would make in it is your chicken and farfalle recipe. I don’t know if I was more excited
        to have an opportunity to win part of the Bronze Collection or to taste the Chicken Florentine.

      6. KAPP says

        mmm this recipe looks great…can’t wait to try it. This pan looks like the perfect size i need for my stroganoff which is always spilling over the sides when i add the noodles and try to mix the sauce all together…I need a bigger pan. thanks for this great giveaway.

      7. KAPP says

        I like the Chef Clad line…i love being able to have see-thru lids. None of the pots/pans i own have that feature.

      8. Stephanie Hartman says

        We love to make Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo so i think this pan would be great for that. Thanks for the giveaway.

      9. Michele P. says

        since hubby loves his traditional Guatemalan foods, rice and beans would cook up nicely in this pan.

      10. Dora J Crow says

        I love to cook big pans of chili or homemade spaghetti sauces or my favorite- lamb curry. You truly need an evenly heating pan for searing/browning the protein. I would use this pan for making large helpings of basmati or jasmine rice too. I have found a lg pan is better than a rice maker!

      11. Tonya says

        I can think of lots of things I’d use that pay for. Tonight it would be for pan roasted potatoes. The bronze is really pretty, and different so I think I’d choose those.

      12. says

        I believe, like most of the other people that commented, that I would make just about EVERYthing in this pan! It looks to be very durable, yet soft and sleek. The color is so pretty! Love the silicone handles as well. Thank you for the recipe! I have been wanting to try some new pasta recipes for my family and this sounds delicious! :) Thanks again, Lori!

      13. says

        After browsing the Anolon website, I think I realllllly love the Advanced Bronze set! It’s just so beautiful and not your usual black, silver, or colored cookware sets. Very unique! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

      14. edward ang says

        I’d have my mom make some of famous chicken and potatoes with mushroom sauce!! Yum for the hollidays, or any day!!

      15. Christine A. says

        I would cook up sweet and sour chicken stir fry and just about everything else. What a great kitchen “workhorse” . Good luck to us all.

      16. Mary Shearer says

        I could use this for most anything I cook. With two big boys to cook for it always takes a large size pan.

      17. Mary Shearer says

        I love the 11 pc set with the bonus skillet. It’s called the advanced bronze.collection.

      18. Natalie J Vandenberghe says

        I think I’d make Beef Bourguignon. This pan is beautiful and your recipe sounds delicious! Thanks for the giveaway!

      19. Natalie J Vandenberghe says

        I’d love the Advanced Bronze 11-Piece Set with Bonus (I already show your generous sponsor, Anolon, some love <3 )

      20. Edna Willadsen says

        I would make a Beef Stew in the Anolon pan.
        Your dish looks so good I was tempted to get my fork and show up for dinner.

      21. Vicki says

        I think the first thing I would have to cook in this pan would have to be this chicken florentine recipe!! YUM!

      22. Andrea D. says

        I’d love to make Skillet Lasagna in that pan. It would be perfect in that pan. Thanks for the chance to enter.

      23. says

        I would love to win this pan. Just recently received a set of two Anolon Advanced Bronze skillets as a gift from my husband, and they’re awesome. It would be nice to have three pieces. Since one of my husband’s favorite dishes is anything with Alfredo Sauce, I would probably make your recipe first. I can imagine making Chicken Tortilla Soup and other soups in this pan, too.

      24. Susan P. says

        I would make picadillo (Cuban ground beef dish that’s tomato based with green olives) in the pan because it’s the perfect size. I like to saute a trinity mix (onions, green peppers and celery) first so there’s lots of veggies in it.

      25. Tamar says

        WOW that looks amazing. I’d probably make chorizo and make a stuffing… I’m still in a Thanksgiving state of mind

      26. Candace Butler says

        I LOVE to cook and bake and we live in the middle of no-where so I cook everyday so it would be a lot of things but would love to make homemade candy in it for my kids. They are grown but still love homemade candy.

      27. Elizabeth M says

        I would cook some nice braised chicken in this pot….I have a recipe for cider braised chicken that I think would be perfect

      28. nannypanpan says

      29. Shari says

        I don’t know what it’s called, but there’s this meal we really love… throw a couple of boneless, skinless chicken breasts, some black beans, corn, cream cheese, salsa, and peppers in the slow cooker and cook for about 8 hours. When it’s done, you shred the chicken and dish up big bowls of yummy! :)

      30. gina catino says

        I would make my favorite dish lecho. My oldest and I like it with chicken.Then my husband and youngest like it with kielbasa.

      31. Melissa Hartley says

      32. Alex says

        I would cook lots of vegan stir fry! I also really need a large soup pot, so I would get one of those from Anolon.

      33. Becky Gifford says

        Hi! I’m back. Today I have a hankering to use that pretty pan to cook up a ratatouille. mmmm. The smells of garlic mixing with all those veggies. And later saute up a little sausage and bacon to add in. now I am hungry.

      34. Mary Zelli says

        I’d cook up a small batch of chili. It would be wonderful on a cold winter’s night…….

      35. nannypanpan says

      36. Amy L says

        I’d cook spaghetti alla carbonara. I like Tyler Florence’s recipe on the Food Network site.

      37. Mary Beth Elderton says

        I’d make “the pasta thing” Pasta, olive oil, garlic, onion, tons of veggies, bit of red pepper, and Parmesan.

      38. Sheila Peoples says

        I like to try new recipes, but this would be perfect for tilapia. It makes me want to cook.

      39. Mary Wright says

        I would cook Italian Meatball Soup. This pan is perfect for that dish especially since I cook for a crowd.

      40. Alison Wood says

        I’d love to use this for my mom’s Chicken Rice Soup recipe. Yum! Right now I don’t have a pot big enough for any homemade soups.

      41. Mary Beth Elderton says

        I’ll be making a mac and cheese with bacon and veggies tonight–I’d love to be using this pan!

      42. Shari says

        For Christmas, we usually do appetizers for while opening presents…it would be great to do a big slow cooker full of meatballs.

      43. Julie Jones says

        I would make western goulash in this. Family favorite and so easy. Mac and cheese and ground beef

      44. Barbara Stenby says

        If I win this I would make Ratatouille for my son he loves it and it looks like this pan is amazing! Thanks for the chance.

      45. Shirley Deputy says

        I can’t wait to try the hicken Florentine and Farfalle recipe, and I could absolutly see me cooking this in the Anolon Cookware.

      46. Kristina Crain says

        I would cook a hearty beef stew or chili for my family (husband and 2myself kids). Money is tigjt and both go a long ways!!

      47. Erin D. says

        This pan looks perfect for cooking couscous and veggies. The sides are nice and high so that the couscous doesn’t spill out all over the stove when I stir in the spices and veggies.

      48. Jennifer Peaslee says

        I’d love to make my homemade mac and cheese in this! jenniferpeaslee at gmail dot com

      49. Michelle Tucker says

        I’d love to own the Nouvelle Copper Stainless Steel 10-Piece Set with Bonus
        michelletucker at baconnation dot net

      50. Barbara Long says

      51. Beverly Metcalf says

        Nice pan. I would make Fettuccine with Chicken and Vegetables in it. Thanks for this contest!