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The BEST Chicken & Gnocchi Recipe

The BEST Chicken & Gnocchi Recipe

A Simple Dinner Recipe Ready in About 30 Minutes!

Chicken & Gnocchi Recipe…the BEST 30 minute meal we’ve ever had! This recipe is so simple and delicious…nutritious and a family favorite. Chicken, fresh spinach, sundried tomatoes, in a delicious gnocchi dish with a creamy alfredo sauce…..perfecto! This is the best recipe on Pinterest!!

Chicken & Gnocchi Recipe
This chicken and gnocchi pasta recipe is a family favorite! Chicken, spinach, tomatoes, and gnocchi in a simple cream sauce. This one dish meal is a must try for busy nights!

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 dry 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 chicken & gnocchi 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.

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??

Printable Chicken & Gnocchi Recipe

Chicken Florentine Gnocchi Recipe
Yield: 4

Chicken & Gnocchi Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Chicken Florentine Gnocchi Recipe

This chicken & gnocchi recipe is a family favorite that I keep in my regular rotations. It's quick, easy, and packed full of nutrients!


  • 1 Pkg Potato Gnocchi
  • 1 Cup Fresh Spinach
  • 1 Cup Sundried Tomatoes
  • 2 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 1/4 Cup Butter
  • 1 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 TBS Chopped Garlic
  • 1 1/2 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.


Easily mix up this dish by trading out the spinach for other veggies...we've made this with kale, broccoli, carrots, etc.

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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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Friday 26th of January 2018

Great recipe super easy to follow. Thank you!


Sunday 24th of April 2016

Sounds silly but why would you boil the sundried tomatoes with the pasta?


Monday 25th of April 2016

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.

Melissa Llado

Monday 25th of April 2016

Not silly at all. I boil them with the pasta to soften them up a little more...Hubs and the kids prefer them softer.


Monday 13th of July 2015

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!

Maddie C

Thursday 20th of November 2014

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??


Friday 21st of November 2014

I used the ones in the jar and just drained off the oil.

Andrea M

Monday 22nd of September 2014

If you don't have a steamer, how would you do the spinach?


Tuesday 23rd of September 2014

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.

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