Chicken Stew with Gnocchi

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Cook: 6-1/2 hours


8 servings (3 quarts)

Updated: Feb. 25, 2023
My chicken stew makes the house smell wonderful as it gently bubbles in the slow cooker. One whiff and my family heads to the kitchen to see if it's ready. —Marge Drake, Juniata, Nebraska
Chicken Stew with Gnocchi Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3 medium parsnips, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 large carrots, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 3 pounds bone-in chicken thighs, skin removed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried sage leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1 package (16 ounces) potato gnocchi
  • Optional: Hot pepper sauce and thinly sliced green onions


  1. Place the parsnips, carrots, celery, sweet potato and onions in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Top with chicken; sprinkle with the sage, salt and pepper. Add broth and 1 cup water. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until chicken is tender.
  2. Remove chicken; when cool enough to handle, remove meat from bones and discard bones. Cut meat into bite-sized pieces and return to the slow cooker.
  3. Mix cornstarch and cold water until smooth; stir into stew. Add gnocchi. Cover and cook on high for 30 minutes or until thickened. If desired, season with hot pepper sauce and sprinkle with sliced green onions.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/2 cups: 405 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 92mg cholesterol, 922mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 5g fiber), 29g protein.