Creamy Pesto Gnocchi & Chicken

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Melissa Turner

By
@Mlturner908

This is a shortcut version of a dish my grandma made from scratch. It is super yummy either way. I have added chicken to her recipe to make it a main dish rather than a side.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Pan Fry

Ingredients

2-3
boneless chicken breast (pounded 1/2 inch thick)
1/4 c
olive oil, extra virgin
1 pkg
dry italian dressing mix
1 pkg
prepared potato gnocchi
4 Tbsp
butter (divided)
1/2 c
dry white wine
1/4 c
chicken broth
1/2 c
pesto
1/2 c
heavy cream
1/2 c
parmesan cheese (plus some for garnish)

How to Make Creamy Pesto Gnocchi & Chicken

Step-by-Step

  • 1Prepare 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.
  • 2Rub 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.
  • 3Add 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!
  • 4My 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.

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About Creamy Pesto Gnocchi & Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken, Pasta
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #Cream, #Gnocchi, #pesto