This post is a bit different than what you usually see here on HOLY CHIC FASHION BLOG...
I've yet to find time to finish the layout for my cooking blog: The Blonde in the Kitchen so I thought I'd start sharing a recipe each Tuesday in honor of Tasty Tuesday! First up Chicken and Gnocchi Soup. One of my favorites that I make year around...
What You Need:
1 cup chopped Onion
6 cloves Garlic, peeled and chopped (I use minced garlic from a jar)
2-3 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 Rotisserie Chicken or 1 can of all white pre-cooked chicken (want lots of chicken use two cans)
16 oz of Chicken Broth
1 (16 ounce) package Gnocchi (want lots of gnocchi use two packages)
1 pint of Half and Half
1 tsp Thyme
1 tsp Rosemary
1 tsp Parsley
½ cup of All Purpose Flours
Salt and Pepper, to taste
2 large Carrots, peeled and grated
4 stalks Celery, chopped
1 1/2 cups Spinach, choppedCheese Shreds
What To Do:
o Prepare your veggies, either chopped, peeled, grated before getting started
o Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to a large soup pot, heat over medium-high heat
o Add garlic and onions to pot, cook for 5-8 minutes or until the onions are translucent
Optional: Add carrots, celery, garlic and onions to pot, cook for 5-8 minutes or until the onions are translucent
o Remove the skin from the chicken and clean off as much meat as possible. Chop the chicken into bite sized pieces or Open can(s) of chicken
o Bring water to boil in a separate pan and drop in Gnocchi (once it floats its done. Drain and set aside)
o Add butter. Once Melted cook for 1-2 minutes.
o Add flour. Stir and allow mixture to cook for 2-3 minutes
o Pour in half and half. Stir and allow to thicken
o Once mixture has thickened add chicken and broth
o Bring soup to boil (stir often to prevent sticking)
o Add spinach if desired, thyme, rosemary, and parsley. Stir.
o Add gnocchi
o Cook for 10 minutes over medium heat. Stir often
o Add salt and pepper to taste
o Ladel into bowls garnish with cheese and serve!
*If soup is too thick slowly add more broth and stir (repeat this process until you have desired consistency)