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Creamy Chicken and Gnocchi Soup



Inspired by a chicken dumpling dish my grandmother used to make, if you enjoy creamy soups then you need to try this recipe. A cross between a creamy potato soup and chicken noodle, this dish is heartwarming and comforting on cool winter nights. Top with a little bit of parmesan cheese and serve with a side of fresh bread for a delicious meal. This creamy chicken and gnocchi soup is sure to be a hit for everyone in your family.

Creamy Chicken and Gnocchi Soup
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Makes 6 servings

Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes



Ingredients:

*2 tablespoons olive oil

*2 tablespoons butter

*4 cloves of garlic, minced

*1 1/2 lbs chicken breast, chopped into 1 inch pieces

*1 onion, diced

*3 carrots, sliced

*3 sticks celery, cut down the middle then sliced

*1/2 cup flour

*6 cups chicken broth

*1/2 teaspoon Italian herb mix

*1/4 cup heavy cream

*1 1/2 cups whole milk

*1 teaspoon salt

*1/2 teaspoon black pepper

*16-ounce package potato gnocchi

*3 cups spinach, chopped



Preparation:

*Heat the butter and olive oil in a large soup pot over medium high heat.

*Add the garlic and stir for 20 seconds.

*Add the chicken and sauté until cooked.

*Place the carrot, celery, and onion into the pot, cooking for 5 minutes.

*Add the flour and stir for 3 minutes.

*Pour in the chicken broth and stir slowly to avoid clumping up the flour.

*Let the soup come to a boil and add the dried thyme. Let simmer for 15 minutes.

*While that simmers, cut the gnocchi into halves. Cook according to the package, drain, then set aside.

*Pour the heavy cream and milk into the soup. Then add the salt and pepper. Stir and bring to a boil.

*Add the spinach and gnocchi to the soup.

*Bring everything to a boil, then turn off stove, let soup cool a bit, and enjoy!



Recipe Creator - Alina Gersib

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