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Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup

 Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup
Warm up on a snowy eve by enjoying a bowl of this chicken and pasta soup. It's quick to fix and loved by all who try it. —Jaclynn Robinson, Shingletown, California
8 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Cook: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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

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Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • heated through (do not boil). Yield: 8 servings (2 quarts).
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 482 calories, 28 g fat (17 g saturated fat), 125 mg cholesterol, 527 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 21 g protein.