Home > Soups & Stews > Chicken Gnocchi Soup Chicken Gnocchi Soup November 26, 2019 | 2 Comments SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Jump to Recipe This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. This Chicken Gnocchi Soup makes for the best creamy comfort food! It’s loaded with plump potato gnocchi, seasoned veggies, and tender chicken. This soup needs just one pot and about 30 minutes; it pairs perfectly with homemade Dinner Rolls and this Italian Salad! Chicken Gnocchi Soup Joining the ranks of easy soup recipes that can be made in one pot and in about 30 minutes or less: let’s welcome creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup! In case you’re new around here, this Chicken Parmesan Soup and Chicken Tortilla Soup are ready in about 20 minutes or less and have been wildly popular here on the blog. We use a few shortcuts to have a big pot of comforting soup on your table as quickly as possible and this soup is no exception. It takes *slightly* longer to make (because we need to make a roux to make it creamy), but it truly can be ready in 30 minutes or less. How to make Chicken Gnocchi Soup The descriptions below correlate to the photo above. Cook the mirepoix (carrots, celery, and onion) in olive oil until tender. Veggies have been cooked until tender. Melt in butter; whisk in flour and cook for a few minutes to remove the raw flavor. All the seasonings — we’ll add all these in plus the bay leaf. Veggies with all the seasonings are ready to turn into soup. Gradually add in chicken broth or stock while whisking constantly. We want to slowly add this and the milk to allow the soup to thicken properly. Make sure to be stirring all parts of the pot to ensure you don’t end up with clumps. The soup looks like this after it’s thickened with the chicken broth/stock. Add in the milk; again gradually, while whisking and stirring constantly. Add in the gnocchi and spinach — allow the soup to cook the gnocchi and wilt the spinach. Stir in the shredded rotisserie chicken to warm through and the soup is ready to eat! QUICK TIP What is gnocchi? Gnocchi are small dumplings made from potato, semolina, or flour, usually served with a sauce. They’re creamy and smooth, and while you can certainly make them from scratch, gnocchi is available at most grocery stores in the pasta section. Gnocchi is pronounced NO-kee, with a little extra ‘y’ sound in the first syllable. Here’s a recording of the pronunciation. A few shortcuts Rotisserie chicken already saves a load of time, but did you know you can buy it already shredded? I’ve seen it at Costco, Smith’s (Kroger), Trader Joe’s, and Walmart. To save chopping time, buy some mirepoix (also called soup starter at some stores). Lots of stores sell pre-chopped mirepoix (a French term for diced onion, carrot, and celery) in the produce section of the store. If you’re in a hurry, pick up that fresh-chopped mirepoix, or you can even use frozen mirepoix. To save chopping time, use jarred garlic or a garlic press: Instead of mincing your own garlic, you can use jarred to save time. Alternatively, use a garlic press for fresh minced garlic in a fraction of the time that hand mincing takes. Chicken Gnocchi Soup storage We like this Chicken Gnocchi Soup best the same day it’s made. When stored, the gnocchi continues to absorb liquid and becomes overly soft and mushy. So if you don’t plan to eat this soup the same day it’s made, I recommend either cooking the gnocchi separately (and reducing the amount of liquid in the soup) or halving the recipe. The gnocchi continues to take on liquid as it sits, so this soup isn’t a great candidate for freezing and thawing. More delicious soup recipes Creamy Chicken Chili Zuppa Toscana Soup Crockpot Pasta E Fagioli Broccoli Cheddar Soup Creamy Vegetable Soup FOLLOW ALONG! 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Course Dinner, Soup Cuisine American Keyword chicken gnocchi soup Prep Time 20 minutes Cook Time 10 minutes Total Time 30 minutes Servings 6 servings Calories 440kcal Author Chelsea Lords Cost $6.29 Ingredients▢ 1 tablespoon olive oil▢ 1 cup diced yellow onion (~1/2 large onion)▢ 3/4 cup diced celery (~2-3 stalks)▢ 3/4 cup diced carrot (~2-3 carrots)▢ 1 and 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic▢ 5 tablespoons unsalted butter▢ 1 teaspoon chicken boullion powder▢ 1/2 teaspoon EACH: fine sea salt, freshly cracked pepper, dried parsley, dried oregano, dried thyme▢ 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning▢ 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons white all-purpose flour▢ 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth▢ 2 cups whole milk▢ 1/3 cup heavy cream▢ 1 bay leaf▢ 1 package (16 ounces) baby gnocchi (frozen if possible; if using shelf stable I recommend DeLallo)▢ 2 cups coarsely chopped baby spinach▢ 2 cups rotisserie chicken▢ Optional: fresh thyme and crusty bread, for servingUS - Metric USMetric InstructionsMIREPOIX: Add olive oil to a large pot over medium heat. Once the oil is shimmering, add in onion, celery, and carrots. Cook until the onion is translucent and veggies are crisp tender, stirring occasionally, for about 7-9 minutes (Reduce heat if veggies are browning). Add in the garlic and stir for 30 seconds. While veggies are cooking, measure out all the spices. ROUX: Add in the butter and allow to melt. Once melted, add in the spices (chicken bouillon powder, salt, pepper, parsley, oregano, thyme, and Italian seasoning) and stir for 15-30 seconds. Add in the flour and whisk until completely smooth. Cook over medium heat for 1 minute to cook off the raw flavor of the flour. Gradually whisk in the chicken broth, stirring constantly. It should form a thick paste at first. Continue to add the chicken broth until fully blended in and slightly thickened. Once smooth, gradually add in the milk and then heavy cream, all while whisking constantly. Cook for about 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until thickened. Add in the bay leaf. GNOCCHI/SPINACH: Add uncooked gnocchi and in spinach; simmer, stirring gently, until wilted-- about 3 more minutes. Stir in the shredded rotisserie chicken to warm through. Remove from the heat. Season to taste if any additional salt/pepper is needed. SERVE: Ladle into bowls and garnish with fresh thyme, if desired. Serve with crusty bread. Nutrition FactsServing: 6servings | Calories: 440kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 126mg | Sodium: 456mg | Potassium: 442mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 4292IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 152mg | Iron: 2mg We do our best to provide accurate nutritional analysis for our recipes. Our nutritional data is calculated using a third-party algorithm and may vary, based on individual cooking styles, measurements, and ingredient sizes. 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