Monday, August 1, 2011

Garlic Chicken and Spinach Gnocchi

This is a dinner that seriously came together in no time at all but was delicious. Seriously, delicious. The combination of garlic chicken and the lightly toasted gnocchi was amazing. As a self-proclaimed gnocchi lover this dinner couldn't have been any better. I used frozen chopped spinach because I had a small container of it leftover but I think it would be just as delicious with fresh spinach. I think this whole meal took 15 minutes to make and tasted like it took a lot longer. Is there anything better than that?

Source: Delish

3 ounces chicken breast, diced small
1 package gnocchi
2 large cloves garlic,  diced
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp butter, divided
Kosher salt and pepper
1/2 cup-3/4 cup chopped spinach

1- Cook the gnocchi according to packaging directions. Meanwhile, in a nonstick pan heat about 1 tsp. olive oil. Add the chicken, cook until lightly browned. Add the garlic, stir until fragrant (2-3 minutes).
2- Add remaining oil (about 2 tsp) with 1 tbsp butter and gnocchi. Season with salt and pepper. Allow the gnocchi to toast until golden, use a spatula to flip. Add the spinach. Once everything is hot season with salt and pepper and add the remaining tbsp of butter. Stir until melted. Serve hot.


  1. may be a dumb question:) but did you use already cooked chicken?

  2. I used raw, but very thin chicken. You could use cooked though, it just wouldn't need as long, it would just need to heat through! And there's no such thing as a dumb question lol!

  3. I am out of spinach, maybe through in some bella mushrooms and broccoli

  4. Thanks Stephanie, made it tonight for dinner my 2 yr liked it but my 6 yr didn't. I added the bella mushrooms since they were on sale this week at Aldi and used spinach. Added some Parm grated cheese to get my little one to eat it.