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Gnocchi with Chicken, Pesto and Fresh Mozzarella

Gnocchi with Chicken, Pesto and Fresh Mozzarella

  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    25 m
  • Ready In

    35 m
slocatelli

slocatelli

Quick recipe that can be made with prepared gnocchi and pesto, plus chicken breast and fresh mozzarella. Very easy; so easy, I'm sure it borders on a non-recipe. You're really just combining ingredients. You can also experiment with adding other ingredients, like mushrooms or veggies. Anything that needs to be cooked can probably be added at the chicken stage. I did not add any onions or garlic, because the pesto I used already had both, but if your pesto does not, you can add those with the oil as well.

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  • Calories:
  • 570 kcal
  • 29%
  • Fat:
  • 44 g
  • 68%
  • Carbs:
  • 20.1g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 24.5 g
  • 49%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 75 mg
  • 25%
  • Sodium:
  • 711 mg
  • 28%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Heat olive oil in a saucepan. Season chicken pieces with salt and pepper; cook and stir in the hot oil until no longer pink in the middle, 7 to 10 minutes. Remove chicken to a bowl using a slotted spoon, retaining drippings in the pan.
  2. Pour chicken broth into the saucepan. Bring broth to a boil while scraping the browned bits of food off of the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon; continue cooking until the broth reduces in volume by about half, 7 to 10 minutes. Return cooked chicken to the saucepan. Stir pesto through the chicken mixture; remove from heat.
  3. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a rolling boil. Cook gnocchi at a boil until they float to the top, about 3 minutes. Remove gnocchi from the water to a large bowl using a slotted spoon, retaining water in the pot.
  4. Place the saucepan with the chicken and pesto over the boiling water; cook and stir over the boiling water until warmed completely, about 5 minutes. Pour chicken and pesto mixture over the gnocchi; add mozzarella and stir until evenly mixed.
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Reviews

Daphne
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Daphne

1/27/2013

Made this last night and it was great! I think next time, I'll serve it over fettucine instead of the gnocchi since that's the what my fiance asked to try.

LadyJayD
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LadyJayD

1/21/2013

I made this tonight for dinner. I was a little nervous about adding cheeses to the pesto. (I didn't have mozzarella so I used Colby Jack.) I gave it to my husband, who is picky about his gnocchi, and as soon as he took a bite he was hooked. Very fast, very easy. I will make this again.

Artisha Pacheco
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Artisha Pacheco

5/30/2013

Had this for diner a couple of nights ago & it was GREAT, Thank you for sharing :)

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