Chicken Gnocchi in a Creamy Lemon and Caper Sauce


Chicken Gnocchi in a Creamy Lemon and Caper Sauce

Chicken Gnocchi in a Creamy Lemon and Caper Sauce

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes Servings: 6

Chicken and gnocchi (aka potato dumplings) in a creamy lemon, butter and caper sauce!

ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 pound boneless and skinless chicken breasts (or thighs), cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons capers, drained
  • 1 pound gnocchi
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 1/4 cup parmigiano reggiano (parmesan cheese), grated
  • 4 cup baby spinach
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
directions
  1. Heat the oil and melt the butter in a large pan over medium heat, add the chicken and cook until lightly golden brown on all sides, about 10 minutes.
  2. Add the onion and cook until tender, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about a minute.
  4. Add 1/4 cup of the chicken broth and deglaze the pan by scraping up any brown bits from the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon as the broth sizzles.
  5. Add the remaining broth, the capers and gnocchi, bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  6. Add the cream, parmesan, and baby spinach and cook until the cheese has melted and the spinach has wilted, about a minute.
  7. Add the lemon juice and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Mix in the parsley and enjoy!

Option: Add a pinch of red pepper flakes with the garlic for some heat.
Option: Use cooked and shredded or sliced chicken such as rotisserie chicken, skip cooking the chicken in step 1, and add it along with the gnocchi.
Option: Add 1-2 tablespoons white miso paste just before removing from the heat.

Nutrition Facts: Calories 392, Fat 18g (Saturated 9g, Trans 0.2g), Cholesterol 113mg, Sodium 461mg, Carbs 29g (Fiber 2g, Sugars 3g), Protein 25g

Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam



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