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A bowl of chicken gnocchi soup in a pot

Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Chicken gnocchi soup is a copycat of the Olive Garden’s. It’s so quick and simple to make, you can have a restaurant quality soup any day of the week. 
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, gnocchi, soup
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 10 Servings
Calories 327kcal


  • 2 Chicken Breasts
  • 2 tbsp Garlic Salt
  • Oil for cooking chicken
  • 4 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 3 garlic cloves pressed
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 qt half and half
  • 24 oz chicken broth
  • 16 oz gnocchi
  • 1 cup chopped spinach
  • 1/2 tbsp parsley chopped


  • Season chicken on both sides with garlic salt. Preheat skillet to a medium/high and cook chicken until golden brown. Poke with a knife to see if the chicken is cooked through. Let the chicken rest for about 5 minutes and dice it into one inch cubes.
    sliced chicken for chicken gnocchi soup
  • Dice, chop and prepare ingredients for cooking the soup.
    Ingredients for the chicken gnocchi soup
  • Melt the butter with oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, celery, carrots and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the veggies softens. Whisk in the flour and cook for about 1 minute.
    a pot with carrots, celery, onion, butter and garlic
  • Add in the half-and-half, cooked chicken, bring to a simmer. Add in chicken broth and bring it to a simmer again.
    Chicken in a pot of a gnocchi soup
  • Add gnocchi and simmer until gnocchi are fully cooked. Add spinach and remove from the heat.
    A pot of chicken gnocchi soup in a pot with spinach just added
  • Serve while the soup is warm, it also reheats well.
    A bowl of chicken gnocchi soup in a pot


Stir soup occasionally to prevent it form sticking to the bottom of the cooking pan.


Calories: 327kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 1712mg | Potassium: 388mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2950IU | Vitamin C: 4.9mg | Calcium: 129mg | Iron: 2.2mg