Chicken and Gnocchi Soup

Wednesday, February 20th 2013, 2:00 pm
By: News 9

Chicken and Gnocchi Soup


1 tbsp extra virgin oil

4 tbsp butter

4 tbsp flour

1 quart half and half

1 cup celery, chopped

1 cup onion, finely diced

2 minced garlic cloves

1 box chicken stock

1 cup carrots, chopped

1 cup rotisserie chicken meat chopped

1 package gnocchi, cooked

1 cup of fresh spinach

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp thyme

1/2 tsp parsley

1/4 tsp nutmeg


Bring a large stockpot filled with water and bring to a boil. Salt water and add gnocchi. Cook until puffs rise to the top. Remove from water and drizzle with olive oil and set aside. Saute the onion, celery, carrots, and garlic in the butter/olive oil over medium heat until the veggies are tender. Add the flour to make a roux. Let the butter and flour mixture cook for about a minute before adding 1 quart of half and half. Into the roux, add in the chicken. Once the mixture becomes thick, add the chicken broth. Once the mixture thickens again, add the cooked gnocchi, spinach, and seasoning; simmer until soup is heated through. Before serving season to taste by adding additional salt.