- 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
- 1/3 cup butter, divided
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 medium carrot, shredded
- 1 celery rib, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 3-1/2 cups 2% milk
- 1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium chicken bouillon granules
- 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
- 1 package (16 ounces) potato gnocchi
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh spinach
- In a Dutch oven, brown chicken in 2 tablespoons butter. Remove and keep warm. In the same pan, saute the onion, carrot, celery and garlic in remaining butter until tender.
- Whisk in flour until blended; gradually stir in the milk, cream, bouillon and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
- Add the gnocchi and spinach; cook for 3-4 minutes or until spinach is wilted. Add the chicken. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until heated through (do not boil). Yield: 8 servings (2 quarts).
Reviews for Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup
"I really wanted to love this recipe as it but it was kind of bland. We will make this again but will do some changes to the seasonings to see if we can ring some more flavor out of it."
"Very good recipe. I lightened it up by using fat free half & half & skim milk."
"ok on the first day, gnocchi got really pasty when reheated"
"My husband and I really liked this. Because there are just two of us I will be cutting the recipe in half next time."
"My family really enjoyed this and asked to add it to 'favorites'. I used homemade gnocchi."
"What a wonderful soup. It's just like the chicken gnocchi soup at the Olive Garden. I used all milk instead of the heavy cream, and 1% milk, since that is what I have in the house. I couldn't tell that it was missing the cream. I also used an extra carrot and more spinach. Easy to make and will keep making it for a long time."
"I want to make this, butt what is potato gnocchi and where do I find it?"
"This was so easy and very delicious--I added another cup of milk to make more broth and it was still delivious. Definitely a keeper"