Olive Garden KopyCat Chicken and Gnocchi

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 242.7
  • Total Fat: 9.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 35.3 mg
  • Sodium: 865.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 31.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.9 g
  • Protein: 10.0 g

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Introduction

A great version of a restaurant favorite A great version of a restaurant favorite
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter
    1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
    1 cup finely diced onion
    1/2 cup finely diced celery
    2 garlic cloves, minced
    1/4 cup all-purpose flour
    1 quart half-and-half
    2 (14-ounce) cans chicken broth (if you enjoy a thicker soup, use 1 can)
    Salt
    1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
    1/2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
    1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg (optional)
    1 cup finely shredded carrots
    1 cup coarsely chopped fresh spinach leaves
    1 cup diced cooked chicken breast (you can use a rotisserie chicken)
    1 (16-ounce/500g) package ready-to-use gnocchi

Tips

I doubled the amount of gnocchi because my family loves them.


Directions

Melt the butter into the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, celery, and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion becomes translucent. Whisk in the flour and cook for about 1 minute. Whisk in the half-and-half. Simmer until thickened. Whisk in the chicken broth. Simmer until thickened again. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon salt, the thyme, parsley, nutmeg (if using), carrots, spinach, chicken, and gnocchi. Simmer until the soup is heated through. Before serving, season with additional salt, if necessary.

Serving Size: Makes 8 Servings

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user TCOOLEY412.

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