Olive Garden’s Chicken Gnocchi Soup

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Making Olive Garden’s Chicken Gnocchi Soup at home is a game-changer! It’s the heartiest soup you’ll ever taste, brimming with seasoned chicken and fluffy gnocchi. Even if you usually don’t consider soup a full meal, this one will change your mind!

Olive Garden’s Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Soup
Servings 6


**For the Chicken:**

  • 1 pound chicken breast 2 large breasts
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

**For the Soup:**

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 to 3 carrots diced
  • 1/2 yellow onion diced
  • 1/2 celery stalk chopped
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 3 cups half and half + 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • Dash of nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan plus more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 2 to 3 basil leaves chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt adjust to taste
  • 1 pound gnocchi
  • 1 large handful of spinach


**Preparing the Chicken:**

  • Marinate the chicken in a bowl with olive oil, Italian seasoning, lemon pepper, smoked paprika, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper. Ensure it’s evenly coated.
  • Heat an oiled skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the chicken on each side until golden brown and fully cooked, about 3 to 4 minutes per side. Ensure it reaches an internal temperature of 165°F. Remove from the pan and chop or shred the chicken. Set aside.

**Making the Soup:**

  • In a large pot over medium heat, sauté garlic, carrots, onion, and celery with butter and oil until the onions soften.
  • Whisk together half and half and flour in a small bowl. Add this mixture to the pot along with chicken broth. Stir well.
  • Season the soup with black pepper, Italian seasoning, sweet paprika, nutmeg, red pepper flakes, and salt. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes, uncover the pot and add the chicken, parmesan, parsley, red pepper flakes, basil, and gnocchi. Let the gnocchi cook for 6 to 9 minutes until soft.
  • Finally, add spinach, taste the soup, adjust seasoning if needed, and remove from heat. Optionally, garnish with more parmesan, chopped parsley, and cooked bacon.
  • Get ready to savor every spoonful of this homemade goodness!

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