Olive Garden Copycat Chicken Gnocchi - Crock Pot

Olive Garden Copycat Chicken Gnocchi - Crock Pot


For those of us who love Olive Garden's Chicken Gnocchi Soup but like the convenience of a crock pot. To make it super easy, use chicken from a rotisserie chicken, even though not all of the meat will be white meat. Original recipe calls for 1/2 and 1/2. To tone down the calories, use milk for 1 cup of the added dairy. OR to make it creamier and richer, sub. 1 cup of heavy cream for 1 cup of the 1/2 and 1/2!

Olive Garden Copycat Chicken Gnocchi - Crock Pot

Cook time: 4 Hr  Prep time: 15 Min  Serves: 4

Ingredients
3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked & diced
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 onion, diced
1 stalk celery, chopped
1/2 c shredded carrot
2 clove garlic, minced or grated
4 c chicken broth
salt & pepper, to taste
1 tsp thyme, dried (or 1 sprig fresh)
16 oz potato gnocchi
2 c 1/2 and 1/2 (or part milk or part heavy cream!)
1 c spinach, chopped roughly
Directions
1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add celery, onions, and carrots and saute for 2-3 minutes until onions are softened. Add garlic and saute for an additional minute.
2. Add the sauteed veggies and chicken into a crock pot. Pour chicken broth, salt, pepper, and thyme over veggies and chicken. Cook for 3-4 hours on low.
3. Add gnocchi for last hour of cooking.
4. Before serving, stir in half and half and spinach and cook another 1-2 minutes until 1/2 and 1/2 is warm and spinach has wilted. Taste, add salt and pepper if needed, and serve.

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