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Chicken and Gnocchi (One-Pan)
A glorious family meal

Chicken and Gnocchi (One-Pan)

Creamy Chicken and Gnocchi is a fabulous one-pan family dinner recipe. It's made with baby spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, and delicious sauce.

Chicken and Gnocchi (One-Pan)
We absolutely love gnocchi and have shared four recipes to make it from scratch on our blog. These recipes include potato gnocchi, ricotta gnocchi, pumpkin gnocchi, and gnocchi made with baked potatoes. We usually serve them as a side dish for a fantastic main course or make a delicious sauce for a glorious family dinner. Today, we are sharing our favorite recipe, which is a one-pan gnocchi dish with chicken, baby spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, and a lot of creamy sauce. Our kids love this dish, and you can store any leftovers for up to two days in the fridge.

One-pan Chicken and Gnocchi

These are the top reasons why we believe this Chicken and Gnocchi recipe will soon become your favorite:

  • a quick midweek family meal made in less than 40 minutes
  • one-pan recipe
  • great for beginner cooks
  • the sauce is creamy, rich, and super flavorful
  • made with easily accessible ingredients
  • the potato gnocchi holds its shape and makes a lovely, soft addition to the sauce

Chicken and Gnocchi (One-Pan)

Chicken and Gnocchi (One-Pan)

Essential ingredients

These are the essential ingredients to make this one-pan gnocchi recipe. LIDL Slovenija sponsors this recipe. We purchased all the ingredients in our local LIDL store. You can learn more about the ingredients below and find the whole recipe at the bottom of the post.

Gnocchi - use your favorite potato gnocchi. If you have the time and will, make homemade 2-ingredient potato gnocchi from scratch.

Spices - we used a fantastic Italian seasoning; however, if you can't find it in your area, we recommend a homemade spice mix using thyme, marjoram, oregano, and rosemary.

Sun-dried tomatoes - add so much flavor. Choose sun-dried tomatoes preserved in oil.

Wine - white wine adds flavor, and the alcohol will evaporate on high heat, so this recipe is kid-friendly too.

Stock - vegetable broth or chicken stock will add flavor to the dish. Feel free to use water if you don't have it at home.

Heavy cream - will make the sauce creamy and delicious.

Spinach - baby spinach shouldn't be overcooked. Cook until wilted, for a couple of minutes.

Chicken and Gnocchi (One-Pan)


It's always best to make the Chicken and Gnocchi fresh from scratch. However, if you have any leftovers, store them in an airtight container for up to 2 days. Before serving, reheat well, and add liquid if necessary.

How to make Chicken & Gnocchi at home (video)

Check this short video to learn how to make Chicken and Gnocchi (One-Pan) at home.

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Lets get cooking!

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  • pan-fry the meat

    Cut the chicken breast into small cubes and add them to a bowl. Place a large skillet over high heat. Add olive oil and the meat. Season with salt and spices, and pan-fry until golden brown, for about 5 minutes. When the meat is ready, transfer it to a plate.

  • add the rest of the ingredients

    Peel the onion and garlic and dice finely. Add to the skillet. Add the sun-dried tomatoes and rosemary. Sauté for 6 - 8 minutes on low heat. Increase the heat, add the wine, and cook for 2 - 3 minutes for the alcohol to evaporate. Reduce the heat, add the chicken (or vegetable) stock, and bring to a boil. Add the gnocchi and cook for 4 - 5 minutes.

  • cook

    Reduce the heat, add the pan-fried chicken and heavy cream to the gnocchi and stir to combine. Add the baby spinach and cook until wilted, for about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat, stir in the parmesan cheese and optionally add a teaspoon of lemon juice.

  • gnocchi

    Divide the Chicken & Gnocchi between six plates and serve warm.


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