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Chicken and Gnocchi Soup

The perfect fall comfort recipe!

Who doesn't need a little comfort food now and then? I certainly do, especially this time of year when the weather in Chicago goes from 70F to 30F overnight!

Creamy Chicken and Gnocchi Soup


  • 5-6 chicken drumsticks

  • 1-2 large carrots

  • 1-2 stalks of celery

  • 1 yellow onion or shallot

  • 4 tbsp flour

  • chicken bouillon cubes or chicken stock concentrate

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • 1 pack gnocchi

  • 2 cups fresh spinach

  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley

  • salt and pepper

  • 1 tsp Allspice

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Boil the chicken drumsticks in a large pot filled 3/4 with water. Season the water with salt and pepper and allspice. When the chicken is almost cooked add a few cubes of chicken bouillon or add chicken bouillon concentrate to taste (to make the broth extra flavorful - careful not to oversalt - if you do, add water one cup at a time until the taste/salt level is right and wait till the pot starts boiling again).

  2. Take the drumsticks out on a cutting board. When cooled enough to handle remove the skin and bones and cut the meat in small chunks.

  3. Chop up the onion, carrot and celery. In a frying pan, sauté the onion for 30 sec to a minute in a splash of olive oil. Add the carrots and celery and cook mixing periodically for 3-4 min. Add the flour and mix for 30 sec. With a ladle quickly pour some of the broth the chicken has been cooking in over the flour and veggies and mix until it becomes a homogeneous paste. Add the mixture back into the pot with broth, mix and bring to boil.

  4. Don’t worry if chunks of the floury paste are created - they will break apart neutrally after a few minutes of cooking.

  5. Add the chicken back and boil for 10-15 min until the veggies are cooked through and the broth is tick and homogeneous.

  6. Add the heavy cream and boil for 2-3 minutes. Add the gnocchi and boil another 2-3 min.

  7. Add the parsley and spinach. Cook until the spinach is wilted.

  8. Note: The soup tends to thicken in the fridge. If you are warming up leftovers, pour the desired amount in a small saucepan, splash a little milk, mix well and bring to boil on the stove.

Enjoy! 🍲🥕🌿🍗

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