Super quick and easy one pot Creamy Tuscan Chicken Gnocchi Recipe is a one pot delicious easy dinner everyone loves – from fridge to freezer in less than 25 minutes! This creamy chicken gnocchi is bursting with garlic, tomato, mushroom, spinach, and chicken flavor for a hearty chicken gnocchi dinner you’ll want to eat again and again!
Just take me to the gnocchi recipe already!
If you’d rather skip my (very helpful, i think) tips and tricks, essential cooking info, and similar recipe ideas – and get straight to this deliciously easy and creamy gnocchi recipe – simply scroll to the bottom of the page where you can find the printable recipe card.
To make this Creamy Tuscan Chicken Gnocchi Recipe Recipe You’ll Need:
This creamy Tuscan parmesan gnocchi recipe is super easy – but there are a couple tried and true tools that will make it the easiest dish, ever! Follow my amazon affiliate links (I get a small commission at absolutely no cost to you which helps me offset the costs involved in running Sweet C’s) for my favorite picks!
I prefer ceramic coated pans – they are naturally nonstick and wont leach BPAs or chemicals into your food.
-Microplane for grating parmesan.
-Grated parmesan is fine in this recipe, but I prefer to grate my own parmesano reggiano fresh over my gnocchi – it is salty, nutty, and so delicious!
-Wooden spoon or non-metal spatula.
-I prefer to buy super soft fresh gnocchi from my grocer’s deli refrigerator – it is faster and easier to cook than the dried variety in the pasta aisle. If you’re cooking gnocchi in one pot, the refrigerated fresh kind is best.
Tips to Perfect Creamy Tuscan Chicken Gnocchi Recipe:
This super easy gnocchi recipe is a restaurant quality dinner cooks of any skill level can make in a jiffy – but there are a couple of tips and tricks that will help take this easy gnocchi dinner over the top!
-Cook the gnocchi in the same pot.
This gnocchi gets some of the creaminess from the starches that release when cooking gnocchi in the pot – don’t pre-boil, let the gnocchi cook in the pot with the rest of the dinner!
-Let sauce emulsify.
Don’t toss the cooking water out when the gnocchi is done – there shouldn’t be any left to toss! Letting the gnocchi soak up the water and release starch into the pot helps make this dish creamy and irresistible!
-Fresh is best.
Since this dish has so few ingredients, fresh herbs and garlic are best.
-Turn heat off when adding cream.
Cream sauce breaks easily – especially when cooking with butter in the recipe as well.
-Don’t overcook gnocchi.
Gnocchi is naturally a bit more dense and chewy than thin pastas – but when overcooked, it falls apart and turns to a thick, pasty mush. Cook your gnocchi – but don’t overcook it.
Other Easy Pasta Dinners You’ll Love:
If you love this easy garlic butter gnocchi, you’ll love some of my other favorite easy pasta dinners! These are tried and true family favorites that will knock your socks off!
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Creamy Tuscan Chicken Gnocchi Recipe
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Creamy Tuscan Chicken Gnocchi Recipe
- 3 tbsp butter
- 1/2 lb chicken breast, diced into 1" bites
- 1/4 cup garlic, diced
- 2 cups shiitake mushrooms, sliced
- 1 lb gnocchi
- 2 cups baby spinach, fresh
- 1/4 cup basil, cut into thin strips
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, diced
- 1 tsp salt, celtic sea salt
- 1 tsp pepper, freshly cracked
- 1 cup half and half
- 1/2 cup parmesan, grated
- In a large nonstick pan, melt butter until foamy.
- Add chicken to pan, and cook, stirring occasionally to prevent burning, until golden brown.
- Add tomatoes, garlic and mushrooms, cook until garlic is fragrant and soft and mushrooms have started to brown, about 3 minutes.
- Pour in water and gnocchi.
- Let gnocchi soak up water and reduce, about 4 minutes on high.
- Reduce heat to medium and add spinach, basil, salt and pepper and stir well.
- Let spinach cook down, another 3 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent burning or sticking.
- Turn heat off and add in cream, stirring vigorously as you add.
- Return to medium heat and stir in parmesan cheese.
- When parmesan is melted and cream sauce is thick, remove from heat and serve immediately.
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 374 Total Fat: 15g Saturated Fat: 8g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 91mg Sodium: 756mg Carbohydrates: 39g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 3g Protein: 21g