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Creamy chicken gnocchi soup in a bowl on a wooden table

Gnocchi Chicken Soup

This is a healthy twist on a classic soup recipe from @wellplated. A rich, thick, and creamy soup made with plump rounds of gnocchi, tender chunks of chicken, and a sneaky number of vegetables. Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tablespoon DeLallo Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 ½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast, diced
  • 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 medium carrots, scrubbed or peeled and 1/4-inch diced
  • 2 stalks celery, halved lengthwise and cut ½-inch thick
  • 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 2 (12-ounce) cans low-fat evaporated milk, divided
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, plus additional cracked black pepper for serving
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced (about 1 tablespoon)
  • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth, plus additional to thin the soup if needed
  • 2 pounds DeLallo Potato Gnocchi
  • 4 ounces fresh baby spinach, roughly torn or chopped (about 4 big handfuls)
  • Grated Parmesan cheese
  • Chopped fresh parsley

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a Dutch oven or similar large, sturdy pot, heat the olive oil over medium-high. Add the chicken and ½ teaspoon salt. Sauté until the chicken is golden brown and cooked through, about 4 minutes. Remove to a plate and set aside.
  2. Reduce the heat to medium and add the butter. As soon as it is melted, add the carrots, celery, and onion. Sauté until the onion is softened, about 5 minutes, adjusting the heat as needed so that it turns translucent but does not brown.
  3. Meanwhile, splash a few tablespoons of evaporated milk into a mixing bowl or large measuring cup. Add the cornstarch and whisk to combine.
  4. To the pot with the vegetables, stir in the Italian seasoning, thyme, celery salt, pepper, and garlic. Let cook 30 seconds, until the garlic is fragrant.
  5. Add the cornstarch slurry, remaining evaporated milk, and chicken broth. Reduce heat, partially cover the pot, and let simmer for 10 minutes to thicken.
  6. Stir in the gnocchi. Continue to simmer with the pot partially covered, until the gnocchi is tender and cooked through, about 8 to 10 minutes more.
  7. Remove the pot from the heat. Stir in chicken.
  8. Then, stir in the spinach a few handfuls at a time until it wilts.
  9. Taste and season with additional salt and pepper as desired (the amount of salt you need will vary based on how salty your chicken broth is). If the soup is thicker than you would like, stir additional chicken broth or water as needed to reach your desired consistency. Serve hot with a sprinkle of Parmesan, parsley, and a few cracks of black pepper.

Gnocchi Chicken Soup

This is a healthy twist on a classic soup recipe from @wellplated. A rich, thick, and creamy soup made with plump rounds of gnocchi, tender chunks of chicken, and a sneaky number of vegetables. Enjoy!