Chicken & Gnocchi Dumplings for Two


Here we use tender gnocchi in place of homemade dumplings in this rich and warming chicken and vegetable stew recipe. Freeze the remaining 8 ounces of gnocchi in an airtight container for another meal. This recipe was adapted from our popular Chicken & Gnocchi Dumplings to serve two instead of four.

chicken & gnocchi dumplings
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
2 servings


  • 8 ounces shelf-stable gnocchi (half a 16-ounce package)

  • ½ cup thawed frozen peas

  • 8 ounces boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 2 ½ tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper, divided

  • 1 cup diced carrot

  • ½ cup sliced celery

  • 1 small onion, diced

  • ½ tablespoon chopped fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried

  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth


  1. Bring a medium 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 2 teaspoons oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Transfer the chicken to the pan (reserving the flour remaining in the bowl) and sprinkle with 1/8 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a plate.

  3. Add the remaining 2 teaspoons oil to the pan. Add carrot, celery, onion, thyme and the remaining 1/8 teaspoon pepper; cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are crisp-tender, 4 to 6 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, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the gnocchi and peas and cook, gently stirring, until the gnocchi are hot, about 2 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

553 Calories
17g Fat
69g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Serving Size 2 cups
Calories 553
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 69g 25%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 31g 63%
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 104mg 35%
Vitamin A 11547IU 231%
Vitamin C 14mg 16%
Folate 78mcg 20%
Sodium 723mg 31%
Calcium 64mg 5%
Iron 3mg 14%
Magnesium 46mg 11%
Potassium 704mg 15%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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