Gnocchi with Chicken in a Rich Sauce

Gnocchi with Chicken in a Rich Sauce


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If you've never cooked with gnocchi ("ne-yawk-ee" as pronounced by my 100% Italian grandmother), don't be afraid of it! It is versatile and can be used with so many sauces and in so many dishes. This particular meal looks complicated but is extremely easy. No matter who walks into your home, be it your significant other, a gang of friends, or business associates, the fragrant aroma will entice them. The robust flavor will stay in their memories!

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Gilbert, AZ

Time needed

5 min preparation + 20 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

4 servings


  • one 16-oz. box of potato gnocchi
  • 16 oz. chicken breast, cut into 1-in. pieces
  • 1/3 C. all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. ground rosemary
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1/2 C. red wine (optional, can use chicken broth instead)
  • 1 lg. bag fresh, cleaned baby spinach
  • two 16-oz. cans Italian diced tomatoes
  • Parmesan cheese for garnish

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In a large bag, add flour and spices. Shake to mix. Add chicken and shake bag to coat the pieces. In large non-stick skillet, add oil and heat to medium-high. Add chicken to skillet and cook about five minutes until chicken is browned and cooked through. Pour in the wine/chicken broth and then all of the spinach. You may have to add the spinach a half bag at a time, but it will shrink down quickly. Continue to stir and turn the spinach until it is all cooked, about five minutes. Fill a large pasta pot with water and bring to a boil. Add salt and cook the gnocchi according to the package instructions (approximately 4 minutes). They float to the top when cooked. Strain them and set aside. Reduce the heat to medium on the chicken and spinach. Add in the two cans of diced tomatoes and mix well. Gently stir in the gnocchi and cook until well heated. Serve in bowls topped with Parmesan. Great with garlic bread and a salad.

Reviews (1)

  • The taste of this meal was really really fantastic. I can't believe how good it turned out and I will make it again probably every month. Never used the gnocchi but I like how quick they cook. My husband and kids really liked them and were glad I discovered them.

    Flag as inappropriate AJGardenLady  |  April 25, 2011

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