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Chicken Gnocchi Soup – Olive Garden Copy Cat

When the temperature starts to drop, I go into full on soup making mode. My Creamy Chicken Enchilada Soup is by far my favorite but this Chicken Gnocchi Soup is a close second. 

It is so easy to make you cannot mess it up (especially since I use store bought gnocchi).

Here is what you will need:

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 32 oz carton of chicken broth
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 1 cup of celery
  • 1 cup of shredded carrots
  • 2-3 cups chopped spinach
  • ½ white onion
  • 1 package gnocchi
  • Italian seasoning
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic Salt or Garlic Powder
  • Olive Oil

Step 1: Preheat your oven to 425 and season your chicken breasts generously with Italian seasoning salt, pepper, and garlic salt. Put chicken in the oven to bake for 35 minutes.

Step 2: Chop your veggies, dice your ½ onion, thinly chop celery, shred carrots, chop spinach.

Step 3: When your chicken has finished baking you can start on your soup. In a large pot drizzle olive oil and add your carrots, onions, and celery. Simmer on medium until you feel the veggies begin to soften. This should take about 5 minutes

Step 4: While the veggies cook, chop your chicken into small chunks.

Step 5: In the large pot of veggies, add your chicken broth, gnocchi, chicken and some italian seasoning. Cook on medium-high for ~7 minutes.

Step 6: Add your 2 cups of half and half and your chopped spinach to the soup and stir. Cook on medium for another 2-3 minutes until you feel the half and half starting to thicken. 

Step 7: If needed, add some salt and pepper to the soup, serve and enjoy! This soup also heats up well for multiple days so you can enjoy your leftovers for lunch throughout the week.

Thank you for reading, if you try this recipe I would love if you comment what you thought of it or share it with your friends.

I have also noticed while making this soup that it shares a lot of steps and ingredients with a homemade chicken noodle soup. If you were serving a big group or have picky family members it would be easy to make a batch of both, so I will be sharing my chicken noodle soup recipe in the upcoming weeks!

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