As the temperature starts to drop, there is nothing more comforting than a hearty bowl of soup. With this creamy chicken gnocchi recipe, you will have something everyone loves and you don’t have to ever leave the house.
Between the rich, creamy base of this soup and the variety of vegetables it’s filled with, you are in for a treat. Whether it’s a busy weeknight, a cold rainy day, or both this recipe is bound to conquer dinner time in any household.
Hearty & Creamy Chicken Gnocchi
If you’ve never had the pleasure of devouring Olive Garden’s chicken gnocchi, you are missing out. But you’re in luck! This recipe resembles Olive Garden’s so much. It is flavored perfectly. The best part is it is so easy to make. You can spend as much or as little time on this recipe as your schedule allows, making it the perfect Instant Pot meal or a fantastic option to impress a date with your cooking skills. You are going to love this creamy chicken gnocchi recipe.
Ingredients in Creamy Chicken Gnocchi
Similar to the famous Italian chain’s soup, this version contains all of the same ingredients with the exception of shredded carrots and celery. These can be added in for some color in the soup as well as additional flavor. Substituting chicken breast with a cooked, shredded, rotisserie chicken or chicken leftover from another meal will make this recipe even more effortless.
- Boneless chicken breast
- Fresh spinach
- Frozen chopped onion
- Minced garlic
- Heavy cream or half and half
- Parmesan cheese (optional)
- Chicken broth
- Frozen gnocchi
- Salad greens
What is Gnocchi?
Gnocchi is made out of potato and flour and has a consistency much like a dumpling. Cooked potatoes are mashed and mixed with flour to create a dough that is then formed into small pieces with ridges to hold soup, making Gnocchi the perfect little flavor bombs. In Italian cooking, Gnocchi is often an alternative to pasta and can be much more filling.
What to Serve With Creamy Chicken Gnocchi
The most common side dish served with Creamy Chicken Gnocchi would be a salad. Simple salad greens with a house dressing pairs great with this recipe, as it is quick and doesn’t take away from the soup. Breadsticks can be a favorable choice also.
Is Gnocchi Gluten-Free?
Most store-bought Gnocchi is not gluten-free, but check the organic section of your local supermarket to find gluten-free Gnocchi. You can also make homemade Gnocchi using rice flour instead of wheat flour if you can’t find any gluten-free options at the grocery store.
How to Make it in the Instant Pot
You will be using the saute setting and the soup setting on your Instant Pot for this recipe. Make sure all of your vegetables are cut or shredded beforehand.
First, set it on the saute setting and add in the garlic, onion, and chicken broth. If you choose to use carrots or celery, you can add them in at this point as well. Saute for about 5 minutes before the chicken is added.
Once the chicken is added, the Instant Pot setting can be changed to soup for about 15 minutes. Lastly, change the setting back to saute and add in the Gnocchi, half and half or heavy cream, spinach, and flour. Stir occasionally over 5 minutes and you have a delicious homemade soup for everyone to enjoy!
How to Make Creamy Chicken Gnocchi
Check out this super easy recipe for Creamy Chicken Gnocchi and share it with family and friends or pin it straight to your rainy day Pinterest board from here to remember it for next time.
- 2 boneless chicken breasts
- 1 package sliced mushrooms
- 2 C fresh spinach
- 1/2 C frozen chopped onion
- 1 t minced garlic
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 C flour
- 3/4 C milk
- 1/2 C heavy cream or half & half
- 1/2 C Parmesan cheese optional
- 2 C chicken broth
- 1 package frozen gnocchi
- 6 C salad greens
- Add first 6 ingredients to a large zipper bag.
- Add flour thru parmesan cheese (if using) to a small bowl with lid. Mix well.
- Add chicken mixture to slow cooker along with 2 cups chicken broth. Cook on low for 6 - 8 hours.
- Add in cream and gnocchi, turn to high and cook 30-45 minutes until soup is thick.
- Serve with salad.
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