Chicken Florentine Gnocchi Recipe

Chicken Florentine Gnocchi Recipe

 Chicken Florentine Gnocchi Recipe

A Simple Dinner Recipe Ready in About 30 Minutes!

The first time I ever had gnocchi it was LOVE at first bite!  I was in my early twenties– a friend and I decided to go out for a fancy smancy adult dinner in Atlanta.  We wound up at this adorable little restaurant called Cafe Intermezzo right in the center of Buckhead Atlanta…back when Atlanta still had the strip of bars all along Piedmont Rd….it was the “IT” place to be.  I mean they taught you Italian in the women’s bathroom….that’s how you know it’s upscale….right?!  Well, LONG gone are my clubbing/bar hopping days but I still LOVE gnocchi!

Did you know that you can easily find gnocchi in the grocery store?  It’s in the pasta section….who knew?!  Anyway….I’m so super stoked that I can now have that delicious little potato pasta without having to get all dressed up.  This recipe is so simple to make….I had dinner ready in about 15 minutes and my mom was so super impressed….I mean, she’s my mom so she’s super impressed by pretty much everything I do…I had to tell her to stop commenting so much on Serendipity and Spice’s FB page because it was getting a bit excessive…..but I digress….back to the gnocchi.

Chicken Florentine Gnocchi Recipe

For those of you unsure how to pronounce gnocchi the g is silent so it’s like “no-key”….don’t worry it took me forever to stop pronouncing it “ga-no-ch-I”…..yep, I was super cool back in my bar hopping days. 😉

Okay, enough about all this randomness….are you ready for this recipe??

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Chicken Florentine Gnocchi Recipe
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Quick and Simple gnocchi'll taste like a fancy smancy restaurant but at home!
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 3
  • 1 Pkg Potato Gnocchi
  • 1 Cup Fresh Spinach
  • 1 Cup Sundried Tomatoes
  • 2 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • ¼ Cup Butter
  • 1 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 TBS Chopped Garlic
  • 1½ Cups Grated Parmesan Cheese
  1. Slice chicken breasts into strips and sautee in pan on high until golden brown.
  2. While chicken breasts sautee-- bring a pot of water to a boil.
  3. Tear spinach leaves off stalk and place in steamer to steam.
  4. Add gnocchi and sundried tomatoes to boiling water and cook for about 5-8 minutes or until gnocchi is don't want to overcook and make the gnocchi soggy.
  5. In a small saucepan melt butter, add in chopped garlic and sautee for about 2 minutes to release the flavor.
  6. Pour cream into saucepan with butter and garlic-- do not boil...just let it come to a steam....stir continuously!
  7. Add Parmesan cheese to cream mixture and stir constantly for about 10 minutes.
  8. Combine all ingredients in a big bowl and serve warm.

This recipe cooks fast and has a lot of things going at once….but you’ll have a delicious gourmet meal ready in no time….just don’t walk away because you don’t want to overcook any of it.

What do you think about gnocchi?  Are you a super fan or do you prefer a different pasta?

Have you seen the new Phillips Pasta Maker?  It is totally on my wish list…can you imagine…fresh pasta in just 15 minutes!  That would totally be heaven!  They totally didn’t pay me to plug them…I wish they would because I’m completely in LOVE with this pasta maker….one day….one day I will have my fresh pasta in just 15 minutes! 😉

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Creamy Chicken with Bacon

Slow Cooker Hamburger Hash

ULTIMATE Slow Cooker Mac & Cheese

Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken

Sweet Hawaiian Slow Cooker BBQ

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    • Rosa says

      Thank you, I made this tonight it was delicious. I put my own spin on it, instead of heavy cream I used plain Greek yogurt and I warmed the sundried tomatoes in with the chicken towards the end! Thank you for a wonderful recipe.

  1. Stacy says

    Hi, I know this is an older recipe, was hoping you would still get this. I only have minced garlic, in the jar. Do you happen to know how much of that I would need to replace the chopped garlic? Thanks!

  2. Maddie C says

    Sounds delicious! Going to make this tonight. What kind of sundried tomatoes did you use… the ones in a jar with oil or just the dried ones in a package??

    • says

      My mom doesn’t have a steamer and she just puts the spinach in a glass bowl with about a 1/4 cup of water and microwaves it for about minutes. Otherwise you can boil it in water on the stove and just drain it really well….I’d use some paper towels to soak up the excess water because you don’t want it to have a lot of liquid.

  3. says

    This looks so delicious!! I think I am going to try this with my kids. We’ve been trying different vegetables as of late. We’ve had a couple of hits and misses but I am warming them up to trying new foods.

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