Baked Gnocchi with Chicken

Baked Gnocchi with Chicken

This baked gnocchi with chicken is true comfort food.  Chicken and gnocchi are combined with mushrooms and spinach and baked in a nice creamy sauce. This dish only takes about 40 minutes, start to finish, and makes a great weeknight meal . We love gnocchi in our house, and the creamy sauce and chicken were a nice change of pace from our usual tomato sauce version.  Mike was a big fan of this meal, and since it’s so simple make, I’m guessing it will make an appearance on our dinner table again. :)

Baked Gnocchi with Chicken

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Baked Gnocchi with Chicken

Ingredients:

1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
8 oz white mushrooms, sliced (about 4 cups)
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
2 Tbsp unsalted butter
2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups whole milk
1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1/4 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 rotisserie chicken, skin removed, meat shredded (about 2 cups)
1 17.5-oz package potato gnocchi
1 1/2 cups loosely packed baby spinach
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese (about 1 oz)

Directions:

Position a rack in the upper 1/3 of the oven and preheat to 425. Heat the oil in a deep ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms, season with salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, about 4 minutes. Transfer to a plate and wipe out the skillet.

Melt the butter in the skillet over medium heat; add the flour and cook, whisking, 3 minutes. Whisk in the milk and chicken broth until smooth. Simmer, whisking constantly, until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Whisk in 1/2 tsp salt and the nutmeg.

Add the chicken, mushrooms, gnocchi, and spinach to the sauce and stir until coated and the spinach wilts. Sprinkle with the parmesan, transfer the skillet to the oven and bake until bubbling, about 20 minutes. Turn on the broiler; broil until lightly browned on top, about 3 more minutes.

from Food Network Magazine, Oct 2013

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9 Responses to “Baked Gnocchi with Chicken”

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    denise — November 7, 2013 @ 11:50 am

    This looks so yummy that I want to try it real soon. My question is: do you have a favorite brand of Gnocchi ? I don’t want to do this and be disappointed.
    Thanks so much.

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    HeyBeckyJ — November 7, 2013 @ 1:18 pm

    Looks tasty! Never would have thought to use gnocchi in a casserole style dish.

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    KellyinPA — November 7, 2013 @ 2:22 pm

    Oh, this looks so good! 2 questions: can you use rice milk or another substitute for Dairy Free and would it freeze well? Thanks!

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    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — November 7, 2013 @ 2:43 pm

    Yum it looks so creamy!

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    Julia — November 7, 2013 @ 9:43 pm

    What a great idea to bake gnocchi! I love this idea for a weeknight dinner this winter!

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    Sandra Nelsen — November 7, 2013 @ 10:07 pm

    I made this for dinner. It was amazing. I have a copycat recipe for the Chicken Gnocchi soup at Olive Garden, and the family loves it. This was equally as good.

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    Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef — November 9, 2013 @ 12:20 pm

    this sounds like an awesome meal!

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    suzi — November 11, 2013 @ 1:41 pm

    My question is do you cook the gnocchi first? I am making this with ricotta gnoochi….that I make fresh…..so hmmmmmm what to do?

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    Nutmeg Nanny — November 20, 2013 @ 10:55 am

    This looks so tasty :) I am saving this recipe and trying it out asap!!

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