Is it still cold in your neck of the woods?
I wish I could say whether it was or wasn’t here, but the weather is so fickle so it’s hard to tell. One day it’s cold, the next it’s warm. I never know what it’s going to be like here in Houston! 😉
It’s still winter in my books so that means it’s still soup season. I admit I’m obsessed with soups because there is something so wonderful eating something warm and hearty when it’s cold outside. The recipe for today is one my mom wanted to try out for Chicken Gnocchi Soup from Jame Cooks it Up. Looking at the ingredients you can just tell it will be good since it has chunks of chicken, carrot, potato gnocchi (a sort of dumpling), spinach, broccoli and more! Yes, I’m getting hungry as I look at the pictures. 😉
I’m happy to report that the entire family LOVED it!! We changed it up just a bit to match our likings and are so glad with how it turned out. If you’re looking for a new soup recipe to try out – this is the one!
Here is the recipe for this Chicken Gnocchi Soup.
- 3-4 chicken breasts, cooked and chunked
- 2 large carrots, peeled and grated
- 1-2 C. broccoli chunks
- 6 tsp. minced garlic
- 2-3 TB olive oil
- 7 C water
- 8 chicken bullion cubes
- 1 - 16 ounce package Potato Gnocchi
- 4 C. half and half
- 1 C. spinach, chopped
- 1 t thyme
- ⅛ t nutmeg
- 1 TB sugar
- ¼ C. cold water
- 5 TB cornstarch
- 2 TB butter
- salt and pepper
- Warm olive oil in a large pot, over medium heat.
- When the oil is hot, toss carrots, broccoli and garlic, stirring for about 5-8 minutes.
- When your veggies are done cooking, pour your 7 cups of hot water into the pot and add 8 chicken bullion cubes. Stir thoroughly.
- Add the chopped chicken and bring to a boil.
- Pour Gnocchi into the soup and let it come to a boil again, allowing the gnocchi to cook for about 3-4 minutes. The gnocchi will be cooked through when they float to the top.
- Chop and toss 1 cup of spinach into the pot.
- Pour in Half and Half, dried thyme, teaspoon nutmeg, sugar and butter. Stir and let it come to a boil.
- In a small bowl combine cold water and cornstarch. Mix well and pour into the soup.
- Stir as you let it come to a boil. Soup will thicken as it reaches a boil.
- Season with salt and pepper.
Recipe adapted from HERE.
Sometimes there’s just nothing better than a new, delicious soup recipe.
I’m thinking that I’ll need to try to come up with a crock pot version of this when I make it next. 😉
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