Chicken Parmesan Spinach Gnocchi is an easy to make, 30 minute Italian dish with chicken, fluffy potato dumplings, Parmesan cheese sauce and spinach! Chicken Parmesan Spinach Gnocchi is an easy to make, 30 minute Italian entree with chicken, fluffy potato dumplings, Parmesan cheese sauce and spinach!
What do you get when you combine chicken, fluffy Italian potato dumplings, Parmesan cheese sauce and spinach into an easy meal? This recipe for Chicken Parmesan Spinach Gnocchi, that’s what… a simple, yet absolutely delicious entree!  If you’re a Vegetarian, you can simply leave the chicken out and still enjoy this wonderful dish!

I found the original recipe on Pinterest, and decided to fix it for dinner recently.  It was sooooo good!  This chicken parmesan spinach gnocchi recipe serves 4, and only takes about 30 minutes to prepare, from start to finish!

Talk about Italian comfort food! Whoa… the potato gnocchi are a classic Italian pasta, the chicken breast chunks provide protein, the creamy Parmesan sauce is amazing, and the fresh spinach used in the recipe would make even Popeye proud!

How To Make Chicken Parmesan Spinach Gnocchi

Here’s how simple this recipe is to prepare:  Cut 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts into bite sized pieces. Lightly season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.  Heat olive oil in skillet on medium high heat.

Once oil is hot, add chicken and cook 3-4 minutes, turning occasionally until cooked through.  Remove chicken from skillet; keep warm.

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Prepare gnocchi according to package directions. Basically, you add them to boiling water, cook, and when they float to the surface they are done.

This typically takes only a few minutes.  Drain the gnocchi. Set aside.

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Place the empty pan back on the stove. Add butter to pan and heat on medium until melted. Add minced garlic and cook for 1 minute, stirring well.  Add flour; stir well to remove lumps and form a roux (thick paste).

Cook and stir for 30 seconds, just to “cook out” the raw flour taste. Add milk slowly to roux; stir or whisk it well to remove any remaining lumps. Cook this for 2-3 minutes only until the sauce has begun to thicken.

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This is what the sauce will look like as it begins to thicken.

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Add chopped fresh spinach; stir well.  Cook for 3-4 minutes until the sauce has thickened and spinach has wilted.  Add Parmesan cheese, then cooked chicken into sauce. Stir well to combine.

Add a bit more milk if the sauce is too thick. (I added about 1/4 cup additional milk).  Taste sauce, then season with additional salt and pepper, if necessary.

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Add The Gnocchi And Serve

Remove the pan from the heat, and add cooked, drained gnocchi. Gently stir until all ingredients are combined.  If necessary, reheat through on low.

Serve the chicken parmesan spinach gnocchi immediately upon reaching desired heat.

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I dished up the gnocchi onto individual serving plates, then garnished with a bit more grated Parmesan cheese (can never have too much Parmesan, right?). Serve, and enjoy this wonderful chicken dish! It’s creamy, has great flavor, and is delicious and filling!

If you enjoy this chicken parmesan spinach gnocchi, you will LOVE my “copycat” recipe for Olive Garden’s Chicken Gnocchi Soup or a recipe for Creamy Italian Sausage Gnocchi. They are both delicious, also!

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I really hope you will consider making this chicken parmesan spinach gnocchi recipe. I think you will be surprised at just how simple it is to make, in such a short time.  Have a wonderful day… and be KIND as you journey through this 24 hours you’ve been given!

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Recipe Adapted From:  http://www.lifeasastrawberry.com/parmesan-spinach-gnocchi/

Chicken, Parmesan & Spinach Gnocchi
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Chicken Parmesan Spinach Gnocchi is an easy to make, 30 minute Italian entree with chicken, fluffy potato dumplings, Parmesan cheese sauce and spinach!

Category: Entree
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: chicken parmesan spinach gnocchi
Servings: 4 servings
Calories Per Serving: 478 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 2 chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)
  • Salt , pepper and garlic powder (to lightly season chicken)
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 16 ounces potato gnocchi (found in pasta section)
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • 2 Tablespoons all purpose flour
  • cups milk
  • 3 cups fresh spinach , chopped
  • Additional salt/pepper and milk , if necessary
  • 1 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese (plus more for garnish, if desired)
Instructions
  1. Cut chicken into bite sized pieces. Lightly season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Heat olive oil in skillet on medium high heat. Once oil is hot, add chicken and cook 3-4 minutes, turning occasionally until cooked through. Remove chicken from skillet and keep warm.
  2. Prepare gnocchi according to pkg. directions (add to boiling water, cook, and when they float to surface they're done - 3-4 minutes). Drain gnocchi. Set aside. Place empty pan back on stove.
  3. Add butter to pan; heat on medium until melted. Add minced garlic; cook for 1 minute, stirring well. Add flour; whisk well to remove lumps and form a roux (thick paste). Cook and stir for 30-60 seconds to "cook out" flour taste. Add milk slowly to roux; stir well. Cook for 2-3 minutes only until sauce has begun to thicken.
  4. Add chopped spinach; stir well. Cook for 3-4 minutes until sauce has thickened and spinach has wilted. Add Parmesan cheese, then add cooked chicken to sauce. Stir well. Add a bit more milk if sauce is too thick. Taste sauce; season with additional salt and pepper, if necessary.
  5. Remove pan from heat; add cooked and drained gnocchi. Gently stir until all ingredients are combined. If necessary, reheat through on low. Serve immediately upon reaching desired heat.
  6. Serve, garnishing each portion with grated Parmesan cheese. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Chicken, Parmesan & Spinach Gnocchi
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 478 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 71mg24%
Sodium 950mg41%
Potassium 468mg13%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 2640IU53%
Vitamin C 7.3mg9%
Calcium 436mg44%
Iron 5.3mg29%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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