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Chicken Gnocchi Soup

by Jamie
 

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Last week, here in Utah the sun was out. It was really out, I tell you. My little boys and I went for a walk, we even hung out at the park. I pushed them on a swing for a while…and then they pushed me on the swing. (Give a moment of silence for the poor hinges on that swing, would ya? I’m hoping it’s still hanging out at the park in one piece!) 

The weather last week was just plain lovely, is the point I’m trying to make here. Shiny and lovely.

And now, even as a write this post there are huge snow flakes coming down in droves outside my window. The wind is blowing and the sky is dark, man. Really dark. I’m pretty sure the park and I wouldn’t love each other as much today.


But then that’s March for you. Just a little sampling of all kinds of weather. Little bit of sun, little bit of snow, little bit of variety whipped up and trying to make everybody happy. 

Lucky for you and I, there is nothing better on a cold and snowy day than a warm bowl of soup. This Chicken Gnocchi Soup is absolutely fabulous. Creamy, rich and flavorful. Comfort food at its best. It comes together quickly, you only need 30-40 minutes to make it all happen. Hope you give it a try!

Chicken Gnocchi Soup
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If you are wondering what in the world gnocchi is, let me shed a little bit of light on the subject. Gnocchi are Italian dumplings made from potatoes and flour. I found this handy little package of Gnocchi at Walmart, which means most of you should be able to find them pretty easily. Unless you live in Zimbabwe. I’m not sure if the local Walmart there carries Gnocchi. Just putting that little disclaimer out there.
 
 
 
 
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1. Get your onion and garlic peeled and chopped, your carrots peeled and grated and your celery chopped. 
 
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2. Heat a large pot up over medium high heat. Pour 2-3 tablespoons of Olive Oil into it. 
 
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3. When the oil is hot toss your chopped veggies into the pan. Cook them over medium high heat, stirring occasionally for about 5-8 minutes or until the onions are translucent. 
 
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4. Take the lovely rotisserie chicken out of the package and set it on a plate. 
 
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5. Pour the broth that is left in the bottom of the chicken package into a large measuring cup. You should have about 1 cup of broth from the pan.  
6. Pull the skin off of the chicken, and take the meat off of the bones. Chop it up with a sharp knife. 
 
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7. When your veggies are done cooking pour the broth from the chicken and 7 cups of hot water into the pot. Add 8 chicken bullion cubes and give it a nice stir. 
 
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8. Add the chopped chicken
 
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and bring the soup to a boil. 
 
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9. Open up the package of Gnocchi and pour it into the pot. Let the soup come to a boil again and allow the gnocchi to cook for about 3-4 minutes. The gnocchi will be cooked  through when they float to the top of the broth. It should happen pretty fast. 
 
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10. Chop yourself about 1 1/2 cups of spinach and toss it into the pot. 
11. Pour in 4 cups of Half and Half, 1 teaspoon dried thyme, 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg, 1 tablespoon sugar and 2 tablespoons of butter. Stir it around a bit and let it come to a boil. 
12. In a small bowl combine 1/4 C cold water and 5 tablespoons of cornstarch. Mix it well and pour it into the soup pot. 
13. Bring the soup to a boil, while you stir. It will thicken as the soup reaches a boil. 
14. Taste it and season it to your liking with salt and pepper. 
Enjoy!
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Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Serves: 12 servings Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: NA calories NA fat
Rating: 4.0/5
( 16 voted )

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and grated
  • 4 stalks celery, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 2-3 T olive oil
  • 1 Rotisserie Chicken + 1 C reserved broth from the bottom of the chicken container 
  • 7 C water
  • 8 chicken bullion cubes
  • 1 (16 ounce) package Potato Gnocchi 
  • 4 C half and half
  • 1 1/2 C spinach, chopped
  • 1 t thyme
  • 1/8 t nutmeg
  • 1 T sugar
  • 1/4 C cold water
  • 5 T cornstarch
  • salt and pepper 
  • 2 T butter

Instructions

1. Get your onion and garlic peeled and chopped, your carrots peeled and grated and your celery chopped. 
2. Heat a large pot up over medium high heat. Pour 2-3 tablespoons of Olive Oil into it. 
 3. When the oil is hot toss your chopped veggies into the pan. Cook them over medium high heat, stirring occasionally for about 5-8 minutes or until the onions are translucent. 
4. Take the lovely rotisserie chicken out of the package and set it on a plate. 
5. Pour the broth that is left in the bottom of the chicken package into a large measuring cup. You should have about 1 cup of broth from the pan.  
6. Pull the skin off of the chicken, and take the meat off of the bones. Chop it up with a sharp knife. 
7. When your veggies are done cooking pour the broth from the chicken and 7 cups of hot water into the pot. Add 8 chicken bullion cubes and give it a nice stir. 
8. Add the chopped chicken and bring the soup to a boil. 
9. Open up the package of Gnocchi and pour it into the pot. Let the soup come to a boil again and allow the gnocchi to cook for about 3-4 minutes. The gnocchi will be cooked  through when they float to the top of the broth. It should happen pretty fast. 
10. Chop yourself about 1 1/2 cups of spinach and toss it into the pot. 
11. Pour in 4 cups of Half and Half, 1 teaspoon dried thyme, 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg, 1 tablespoon sugar and 2 tablespoons of butter. Stir it around a bit and let it come to a boil. 
12. In a small bowl combine 1/4 C cold water and 5 tablespoons of cornstarch. Mix it well and pour it into the soup pot. 
13. Bring the soup to a boil, while you stir. It will thicken as the soup reaches a boil. 
14. Taste it and season it to your liking with salt and pepper. 
Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from Freida Loves Bread and Allrecipes

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Love this ! Thanks for the reminder that it is the right time to put this on the menu again.

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Tina Doiron November 22, 2017 - 4:18 pm

First time I have ever made soup. This recipe is so easy. My family loved it! Thank you for sharing!

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I’ve followed you forever, and saved tons of your recipes to bookmarks… this is one of them! I’m finally organizing my recipes since it’s going to hit triple digits for the rest of this week. Great time to be productive in the air conditioning, right? 🙂 I love the Zimbabwe comment! LOL

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Michelle Bauman November 3, 2019 - 7:29 am

This looks amazing! I can’t wait to make it tonight for dinner. It’s starting to get chilly in Utah so this is perfect! Quick question: what’s the knife that is pictured? It seems you use it a lot!

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Marin November 11, 2019 - 9:43 am

I stumbled across this recipe on Pinterest and just made it. Wow, it’s a winner! Thanks for sharing.

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Jenny January 23, 2021 - 9:54 am

Absolutely terrific on a cold Kentucky day. Paired with BLTS.. great recipe.

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Cindie November 3, 2021 - 5:44 am

This soup is absolutely delicious!

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RENEE JONES-COSSICH March 1, 2022 - 7:54 pm

So I made this mostly to the recipe but I had some asparagus that I needed to cook so I added it to the soup. I also used chicken breast which I cooked while the soup base was cook just added a few more minutes do the chicken was cooked. My picky eater said she loved it.

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Savanna September 9, 2022 - 2:39 pm

Anytime I have ever cooked with gnocchi they always taste like old socks. ??? any idea why? Or how not to get that taste? I’ve cooked only one successful chicken and gnocchi soup where they didn’t taste like that. Makes me sad because I love the soup!

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Savanna September 9, 2022 - 2:39 pm

Anytime I have ever cooked with gnocchi they always taste like old socks. ??? any idea why? Or how not to get that taste? I’ve cooked only one successful chicken and gnocchi soup where they didn’t taste like that. Makes me sad because I love the soup!

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Leslie New September 7, 2023 - 5:11 pm

I want to try this soup but it sounds really salty with all the boilion

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Tennille Hardy October 17, 2023 - 12:04 pm

Can I make this in a slow cooker?

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Jamie October 18, 2023 - 4:04 pm

Hi Tenille,
This recipe won’t work well in the crock pot. The gnocchi would become overdone in a fast hurry. However, I often place it in a crock pot once it’s done to keep it warm before servings.
Thanks!
~Jamie

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Claudia February 19, 2024 - 3:10 pm

Can you freeze the leftovers?

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Jamie February 26, 2024 - 4:58 pm

Claudia,
Thanks for your question. This soup doesn’t freeze super well. The creaminess separates and doesn’t taste great.
Best of luck to you!
~Jamie

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