Olive Garden Chicken & Gnocchi Soup

This is an easy to prepare recipe, but it is going to taste like you spent hours at the stove making your family a delightful chicken and potato gnocchi soup. You can find the gnocchi in a couple of different places in your supermarket, my local stores sells shelf stable potato gnocchi where dry pasta is sold. In higher end grocery stores I have seen this sold in the fresh sections where you would pick up a prepared meal at. Either type of gnocchi will work well.

Olive Garden Chicken & Gnocchi Soup

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • 1

    cup chicken breasts, cooked and diced (or rotisserie chicken)

  • 4

    tablespoons butter

  • 4

    tablespoons flour

  • 1

    quart half-and-half

  • 1

    (14-ounce) can chicken broth

  • ½

    cup celery, finely diced

  • 2

    garlic cloves, minced

  • 1

    cup carrots, finely shredded

  • 1

    cup onion, finely diced

  • 1

    cup fresh spinach, coarsely chopped

  • 1

    tablespoon extra virgin oil

  • ½

    teaspoon thyme

  • ½

    teaspoon parsley

  • Parmesan cheese, freshly grated

  • 1

    pound potato gnocchi

Directions

You can buy potato gnocchi in the gourmet section of many supermarkets. Cook gnocchi according to package directions. Sauté the onion, celery, and garlic in the butter and olive oil, over medium heat when the onion becomes translucent, add the flour, and make a roux (let the butter and flour mixture cook for about a minute) before adding 1 quart of half and half. Into the roux add in the carrots and chicken. Once the mixture becomes thick add the chicken broth. Once the mixture thickens again, add the cooked gnocchi, spinach, and seasonings, simmer until soup is heated through.


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