Recipe of the month

CHICKEN AND GNOCCHI SOUP

April 2012

Recipe provided by Lisa C. "This recipe is excellent in every way! So easy to make and yet very impressive! Gnocchi is usually prepared with a cream sauce so this is a great new way to cook with it. Make sure you double the recipe so you have leftovers. Oh don't forget to serve with crunchy bread!! Enjoy-"

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 3 stalks celery, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 carrots, shredded
  • 1 pound cooked, cubed chicken breast
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 (16 ounce) package mini potato gnocchi
  • 1 (6 ounce) bag baby spinach leaves
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons cold water (optional)
  • 2 cups half-and-half cream
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Cook onion, celery, garlic, and carrots in the hot oil until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in cubed chicken and chicken broth; bring to a simmer.
  2. Stir gnocchi into the simmering soup and cook until they begin to float, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in spinach; cook until wilted, about 3 additional minutes.
  3. Whisk cornstarch into cold water until smooth. Stir cornstarch mixture and half-and-half into simmering soup. Cook until soup thickens slightly, about 5 minutes. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.

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