Gnocchi with Chicken, Pesto and Fresh Mozzarella Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Gnocchi with Chicken, Pesto and Fresh Mozzarella Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Gnocchi with Chicken, Pesto and Fresh Mozzarella

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"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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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins
  • READY IN

    35 mins

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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 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.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 19, 2013

It was edible, heating the pesto absolutely spoiled its taste. Also, the mozzarella didn't add anything to the recipe but calories. I will not try it again.

 

16 Ratings

Jan 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.

 
May 30, 2013

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

 
Apr 19, 2013

Made this last night and loved it. Very simple quick weekday meal with some added steamed vegetables.

 
Sep 08, 2014

Really good! I will make this again. No changes to recipe.

 
Jun 26, 2014

This was great! I used TJs Genova Pesto and TJs Gnocchi. The pesto was only 7oz but it still seemed like plenty. I did not have chicken broth so used some veggie broth. I also had to top it with a sprinkling of pre-shredded Mozz. since I did not have fresh available. I will absolutely make again. It was so quick and easy and delicious!

 
Jun 06, 2014

I just finished making it. I only made one serving, for myself, and it was DELICIOUS! I like mozzarella so I used 6 small balls when I combined everything in one pot. Otherwise, the recipe was the as is. I'm not sure if it matters, but all of the ingredients were purchased at a gourmet supermarket. There is a difference in taste when in comes to the meat. Will be making again!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 570 kcal
  • 29%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20.1 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 75 mg
  • 25%
  • Fat
  • 44 g
  • 68%
  • Fiber
  • 2.5 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 24.5 g
  • 49%
  • Sodium
  • 711 mg
  • 28%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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