"Of course, everyone knows of Chicken Dumpling and Chicken Noodle Soups, but have you heard of their first cousin, Chicken Gnocchi?? FIlled with carrots, celery, fresh spinach, big chunks of chicken and pillowy gnocchis, it's a contender and needs to become the family favorite."
Chicken Gnocchi Soup
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Prep time 10mins
Cook time 20mins
Serves or Makes: 4 - 6
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 cup onions, diced
- 2 stalks celery, chopped
- 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, chopped
- 1/ 4 cup all purpose flour
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
- 3 handfuls fresh baby spinach leaves
- 2 cups diced cooked chicken breast
- 16 ounce package potato gnocchi
- 1/ 4 cup chopped parsley
- Salt and pepper, to taste
Heat butter and oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add in the onions, celery, carrots, and garlic. Saute until tender.
Add 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/3 teaspoon pepper. Mix in the flour to create a roux and cook for another minute.
Slowly stream in the broth and cream, stirring until it starts to thicken. Add the thyme, spinach, chicken, and gnocchi. SImmer for 5 minutes or until gnocchi is cooked and soup is thickened. Add more salt and pepper to taste. Mix in the parsley.