Chicken and Gnocchi Soup

Total Time:
20 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
6 kid size servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 6 cups chicken broth, homemade or low-sodium canned
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 carrots, thinly sliced
  • 1 rib celery, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups prepared potato gnocchi (about 11 ounces), thawed if frozen
  • 2 cups frozen peas (8 ounces)
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken, (about 1 large chicken breast)
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Hunk of good Parmesan
Directions

Put chicken broth, garlic, butter and sugar in a large saucepan over medium-low heat, bring it to a simmer, and cook, uncovered until the garlic is tender, about 2 minutes. Add the carrots and celery and continue to simmer until almost tender, 2 minutes. Bring to a full boil, stir in gnocchi and, cooking until the gnocchi are al dente, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in frozen peas and chicken and turn off the heat. Season with salt —take into consideration that Parmesan cheese is salty, and a generous amount of pepper, to taste. Ladle the soup into warmed shallow bowls and shower each with freshly grated cheese.

Cook's Note: For more adventurous eaters, stir in chopped parsley leaves or dill.

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    it was ok it came out to watery and it DID NOT TASTED ANYTHING LIKE THE ONE IN OLIVE GARDEN like the previous comment said WILL NOT BE NOTHING IT AGAIN !!!!!!
    I love this recipe. I was looking for a chicken and gnocchi soup recipe after I had Olive Garden's. I love this recipe. I use Fontinella instead of Parmesan, and sometimes I add more veggies and chicken. I tried Olive Garden's soup again a couple months ago and it tastes like canned soup to me. This recipe is so much better! My husband and I make it at least once a month.
    Needs to be thicker, agree with others.
    I used this recipe as an outline. I didn't follow exact measurements or anything. I started out with cooking whole chicken leg quarters and making my own broth and seasoning. I also added some extra chicken flavoring by adding chicken soup base. When the soup was done i added some heavy cream to it before adding the cheese to make it creamier. My kids love it. Make a few minor changes and make it your own and it tends to turn out alot better. I also omitted the sugar and changed a few things to our likings.
    ?? Way too much chicken broth, it was all I could taste. I was expecting this to be creamy, this was just a throw together recipe. Needs less broth and some kind of thickening agent. Nothing at all like the good gnocci soup I've had in the past.
    A wonderful soup that we all enjoyed to the max! Definitely one that I will use again and again. Even our daughter got a copy of the recipe to make for herself.
    This was such a quick and easy dish. I did use less garlic and more chicken and it made my sweet heart smile. This receipe is definately a keeper.
    This soup took no time at all and it was so tasty!!
    I was intrigued to try this simple play on chicken noodle soup. Unfortunately, it's not something I would reccomend making again. The garlic in this recipe is so overwhelming that you can't taste the other suttle flavors in the soup. Maybe if seasonings were in different proportions it would turn out better? I don't know - but I won't be making this again.
    I can't say enough good about this soup. I will definitely be making it the next time someone is sick, or it's cold outside, or I have chicken, or... The broth is infused with so much garlic flavor, not to mention the butter. It is a fresh and beautiful looking soup when first prepared as well.
    First, I LOVE SOUP!! It is the ultimate comfort food. Especially when it is thick and rich like this soup. Rachael would have called it a "stoup". I used shredded rotisserie chicken and added both the dill and parsley for added flavour layers. It was rich and buttery...and my husband and son both loved it!!
    Nice throw-together soup that passed muster with my 4 yr old. Wish it had a bit more kick for the adults as it is a clear, very tame soup, but I suspect this is a recipe just for kids? (didn't see an episode; found it by looking up gnocchi recipes.) Next time I'll try adding fresh spinach at the end.
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