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One-Pot Chicken and Gnocchi Soup

25 Mar
One-Pot Chicken and Gnocchi Soup

One-Pot Chicken and Gnocchi Soup

After 10 days in warm and sunny Texas, I got to come back to what we call “Sprinter” in these parts. The calendar says spring but the weather says winter! This soup was perfect for a dreary spitting-snow kind of day. Pre-cooked chicken and gnocchi from the deli section at the store makes it a breeze to make, all in one pot to boot. I whizzed the carrots, onion, and celery in my mini-food processor for an instant mire-poix for the base of the soup, but if you don’t have a processor you can finely chop the veggies by hand. I would have preferred to add fresh spinach to this, but the frozen I had worked just great. This creamy soup is very filling and and satisfies even the heartiest of eaters!

One-Pot Chicken and Gnocchi Soup

1/2 cup each finely chopped carrots, onion and celery
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon dried tarragon (can sub dried basil)
4 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons flour
4 cups homemade or low sodium chicken broth
2 cups milk
2 cups shredded cooked chicken
1 16-ounce package refrigerated gnocchi
Salt and ground black pepper, to taste
1/4 cup thawed frozen spinach (packed)
Shredded Parmesan cheese, for serving

Heat the olive oil in a Dutch oven or large soup pot over medium-high heat. Add the carrots, onion and celery and cook for 5 to 7 minutes until softened, adding the garlic in the last minute. Stir in the herbs, then add the butter. When melted and frothy, whisk in the flour and combine to make a paste. Pour in about half the chicken broth all at once, whisking constantly until combined and smooth, then pour in the rest of the chicken broth, then the milk. Continue whisking until combined and simmering, cooking until thickened. Add the chicken, gnocchi, and spinach. Bring up to a simmer again until the gnocchi are cooked through, typically under five minutes according to the package. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve with shredded Parmesan cheese.

Download and Print this Yummy Recipe!

Download and Print this Yummy Recipe!

p.s. I just had to share the sign on the front of a taco cart on the infamous Sixth Street, which we visited during the raucous SXSW festival. Many sights and sounds to behold!

i love tacos so much

i love tacos so much

p.s.s. I reopen my taco cart on March 31 at an Easter Egg Hunt at a local ranch, then move my cart to its new location in a new food truck lot. The lot has a “soft opening” starting April 1, but my schedule is TBD depending on how my healing broken shoulder is working out. The grand opening for the lot will be scheduled sometime in May.

 

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