Creamy Chicken and Gnocchi

Indulge in a culinary adventure with this delectable one-skillet delight: Creamy Chicken and Gnocchi. Bursting with robust flavors of tender chicken, pillowy gnocchi, sundried tomatoes, and vibrant spinach, this dish is a testament to both simplicity and sophistication. Within a mere half-hour, the skillet transforms into a canvas of savory aromas and creamy textures, offering a quick and tantalizing meal that marries Italian-inspired seasonings with comforting richness. Follow this easy-to-follow recipe and embark on a journey of taste and convenience, perfect for satisfying cravings on any occasion.

Creamy Chicken and Gnocchi

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) olive oil or sundried tomato oil from the can
  • 1 pound (450 grams) chicken breast (about 2 breasts), cut into ¾ – 1 inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons (26 grams) butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup (240 ml) chicken stock
  • 1 cup (240 ml) heavy cream (double cream in the UK)
  • 16 ounces (450 grams) gnocchi
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ⅓ cup sundried tomatoes, chopped
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups baby spinach leaves


  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet (approximately 12 inches) over medium-high heat. Add the chicken pieces, and season with Italian seasoning, salt, and black pepper. Cook for 4-5 minutes until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F/74°C. Transfer the cooked chicken to a plate and set aside.
  2. In the same skillet, melt butter and sauté minced garlic for about 30 seconds until fragrant. Deglaze the pan by adding chicken stock, scraping off any browned bits stuck to the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon.
  3. Pour in the heavy cream and add the gnocchi. Let the mixture simmer for approximately 5 minutes until the sauce thickens, and the gnocchi becomes tender.
  4. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Stir in smoked paprika, chopped sundried tomatoes, and grated parmesan cheese until well combined.
  5. Add the baby spinach to the skillet and stir to combine, allowing the spinach to wilt. If the sauce needs to be loosened, add a splash of water.
  6. Return the cooked chicken to the skillet and stir to incorporate.
  7. Remove the skillet from heat and serve the creamy chicken and gnocchi immediately.

Enjoy your delicious one-skillet meal of Creamy Chicken and Gnocchi, rich in flavor with sundried tomatoes and spinach, made in under half an hour!

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