Tuesday, November 5, 2013


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
4Tbsp Butter
½ cup of All Purpose Flours
Salt and Pepper, to taste

Optional Ingredients:
2 large Carrots, peeled and grated
4 stalks Celery, chopped
1 1/2 cups Spinach, chopped
Cheese 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) 

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