Creamy Pesto Gnocchi & Chicken
2-3boneless chicken breast (pounded 1/2 inch thick)
1/4 colive oil, extra virgin
1 pkgdry italian dressing mix
1 pkgprepared potato gnocchi
4 Tbspbutter (divided)
1/2 cdry white wine
1/4 cchicken broth
1/2 cheavy cream
1/2 cparmesan cheese (plus some for garnish)
How to Make Creamy Pesto Gnocchi & Chicken
- Prepare gnocchi per package instructions. Melt 2 tbs butter in a medium saute pan over medium high heat. Add gnocchi with a little salt and pepper. Saute just enough to give a little caramel color to some of the gnocchi. Just a few spots. Don’t overcook. Remove from heat and set aside.
- Rub chicken with dry Italian dressing mix. Heat olive oil over medium high heat in a large saute pan. Saute chicken until it’s nice and colored on both sides (about 5 minutes per side). Remove from pan. Cut into bite size pieces.
- Add butter to pan and scrape up bits stuck to pan. Add chicken broth and wine and bring to boil. Reduce to simmer and cook about 5 minutes. Stir in pesto. Stir in heavy cream and Parmesan cheese. Return chicken to pan, fold in gnocchi and heat to serving temperature. Garnish with Parmesan cheese and enjoy!
- My grandmother made her own gnocchi and pesto which was wonderful. I make this from scratch a lot but wanted to also have a quick and easy version for those days I don't have much time or don't feel like destroying my kitchen, lol.