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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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!
  4. 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.

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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



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