Chicken & Gnocchi Dumplings

Chicken & Gnocchi Dumplings

9 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2015

This crowd-pleasing gnocchi recipe is perfect for an easy weeknight comfort meal. Get all the flavors of chicken and dumplings without having to make the dumplings when you use gnocchi in their place.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1 16-ounce package shelf-stable gnocchi
  • 1 cup thawed frozen peas
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper, divided
  • 2 cups diced carrots
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried
  • 1¾ cups low-sodium chicken broth


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  1. Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Add gnocchi and cook, stirring frequently, for 2 minutes. Stir in peas and cook until the gnocchi are tender, 1 to 2 minutes more. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, toss chicken with flour in a bowl until coated. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Transfer the chicken to the pan (reserving the flour remaining in the bowl) and sprinkle with ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a plate.
  3. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the pan. Add carrots, celery, onion, thyme and the remaining ¼ teaspoon pepper; cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are crisp-tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Sprinkle the reserved flour over the vegetables; stir to coat. Stir in broth and the chicken. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the stew is thickened, about 3 minutes. Add the gnocchi and peas and cook, gently stirring, until the gnocchi are hot, about 2 minutes.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 2 cups
  • Per serving: 543 calories; 15 g fat(3 g sat); 5 g fiber; 69 g carbohydrates; 33 g protein; 79 mcg folate; 104 mg cholesterol; 6 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 11,547 IU vitamin A; 14 mg vitamin C; 65 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 745 mg sodium; 759 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (231% daily value), Vitamin C (23% dv), Folate (20% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 4 starch, 2 vegetable, 2½ lean meat, 1½ fat

Reviews 9

January 04, 2017
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By: Gloria Holcomb
My family loved this dish. The only change I made was to use potato gnocchi and next time I plan to not add so much thyme the flavor was good but the smell was a bit strong, I may try the fresh instead of dried.
September 08, 2016
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By: Brent S
Meh. The first Eating Well recipe I've made that we didn't care for.
May 12, 2015
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By: EatingWell User
Tasted like chicken pot pie. Very good!
February 22, 2015
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By: EatingWell User
Hardly home cooking So, the author is suggesting that it's a lot easier to cook dinner if the cook uses prepackaged, premade pasta. Well, sure. But, that doesn't seem to me to be what recipes are for. How about directions on how to make our own gnocchi? It really isn't that difficult.
February 10, 2015
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By: EatingWell User
GREAT DISH I am on a gluten free diet and was able to find gluten free shelf stable gnocchi. I used Brown rice flour to coat the chicken and added onion powder and a little garlic powder to it for more flavor. It came out great. Now I have another CD dish I can make for my family and friends. Pros: Flavorful Cons: A little time consuming
January 11, 2015
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By: EatingWell User
Easy & Delicious! Dinnertime is so much nicer with recipes like this one! It was easy to prepare and the WHOLE family enjoyed it. Thank you EatingWell!
January 09, 2015
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By: EatingWell User
Perfect family dinner I made this for my family and they like it so much I made it again in less than 1 week. There are not too many ingredients. Regarding the review that said it was time consuming - it was easier the second time. This was also delicious the second day. I added extra broth to the leftovers in the pan and didn't let it thicken too much and this helped it to keep better. Pros: delicious, not too many ingredients
January 05, 2015
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By: jillyburke
Delicious Comfort Food This comes together beautifully albeit with time-consuming preparation. Hearty and flavorful for a cold winter night. Pros: Fresh, flavorful, hearty Cons: Time consuming preparation
January 02, 2015
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By: maryrsawyer10
Amazing and Delicious This was absolutely amazing! Thought I would try it because my husband loves chicken and dumplings. He is so happy and wants more, but I told him that theortion size is 2 cups! Yummy! Pros: Light - flavorful and delicious Cons: None
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