Gnocchi Chicken Skillet Recipe
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Gnocchi Chicken Skillet Recipe

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Potato gnocchi are little dumplings made from a dough of potatoes, flour and sometimes eggs. These irregularly shaped balls or oval disks are Italian, and they are usually boiled or baked. Look for gnocchi in the pasta, ethnic or frozen section of your grocery store. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) potato gnocchi
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 jar (26 ounces) spaghetti sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese, optional

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups (calculated without cheese): 598 calories, 24g fat (6g saturated fat), 88mg cholesterol, 1632mg sodium, 66g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 6g fiber), 30g protein.


  1. Cook gnocchi according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook chicken and onion in oil over medium heat until chicken is no longer pink; drain if necessary. Stir in the spaghetti sauce, salt and oregano; cook for 5-10 minutes or until heated through.
  2. Drain gnocchi; gently stir into skillet. Garnish servings with cheese if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: Look for potato gnocchi in the pasta or frozen foods section.
Originally published as Gnocchi Chicken Skillet in Weeknight Cooking Made Easy Annual 2005, p98

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tchr90 User ID: 2795278 233442
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2015

"I made this last weekend and its still sitting in the fridge. My husband didn't care for it at all. I didn't care for the combination of spaghetti sauce with chicken. I think I might try this with hamburger instead. Or maybe just make the gnocchi and chicken and use some of my homemade white sauce instead of the spaghetti sauce."

krtoo User ID: 3768207 232822
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2015

"Great with scratch sauce."

gmillioni User ID: 7093090 59317
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2013

"rather simple to make. im just a house husband and put this together in less than an hour to serve. i added xtra mushrooms, 3/4 orange bell pepper. basil, oregano, garlic salt, onion salt, and a 25oz jar of simply nature organic tomato basil sauce. experiment a lot with cooking so adding or subtracting to ones tastes to me is the art of cooking, otherwise the recipe will do fine. bon appetite italiana."

mkfrazier User ID: 4922365 141957
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2011

"Just tried this and even though I only had half of the gnocchi called for, it was still delicious. The brand of spaghetti sauce will make a big difference in flavor, so use a favorite. I also added 4oz of fresh mushrooms for a little extra flavor. There is not much "kick" to this dish, so if you like spice, season to taste. This is a keeper."

Chef_Dad User ID: 4599801 63369
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2010

"I added zucchini and 1/2 tsp each of dried basil and parsley. It was good and will make it again when it's cold out."

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