Chicken and Gnocchi
This easy skillet Chicken and Gnocchi dish has tender, juicy chicken nestled in a creamy sauce with pops of soft pillowy gnocchi. This is a no brainer! So good!
I absolutely love gnocchi! It just makes me happy when it’s in a dish! You add the juicy chicken and it’s all cooked in one pan and this momma is happy!
It literally cooks itself! Just take a few minutes to throw it together and before you know it, you have a dish that’s better than any restaurant meal!
TIPS AND TRICKS
GNOCCHI: You can find gnocchi in the pasta aisle or the frozen section. It only takes minutes to prepare. You can make homemade gnocchi but the store bought tastes just as good in this recipe.
CHICKEN: I used chicken thighs because I think they are not as dry as the breasts, but you can use the breasts if you prefer.
SPINACH: If you aren’t a spinach lover, you can skip it or replace it with kale or any veggie you love.
LEFTOVERS: If you do have leftovers, they will keep for up to 3 to 4 days in an airtight container.
Chicken and Gnocchi
- 1 16-ounce package potato gnocchi
- 1 ½ pounds chicken thighs
- salt and ground black pepper, to taste
- 5 tablespoons butter, divided
- 1 onion, diced
- 3 to 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 1 ¼ cup chicken broth
- ¼ cup dry white wine vinegar
- ½ cup heavy cream
- 1 package spinach
- ½ cup grated Parmesan, about 2 ounces
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook gnocchi according to package instructions; drain well.
Season chicken with 3/4 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.
Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
Working in batches, add chicken to the skillet in a single layer and cook until golden brown and cooked through, reaching an internal temperature of 165 degrees F, about 4-5 minutes per side; set aside.
Whisk in flour until lightly browned, about 1 minute.
Gradually whisk in chicken broth and vinegar, and cook, whisking constantly, until slightly thickened, about 3-5 minutes. Stir in half and half until thickened, about 1-2 minutes; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Stir in gnocchi and spinach until the spinach has wilted, about 1-2 minutes. Return chicken to the skillet; sprinkle with Parmesan.
Place into oven and bake until bubbly, about 10-12 minutes.
Melt remaining 3 tablespoons butter. Add onion, and cook, stirring frequently, until tender, about 3-5 minutes. Stir in garlic until fragrant, about 1 minute.
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