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Chicken and Gnocchi Dumpling Soup

Photo: Jennifer Causey

Active time 14 mins
Total time 27 mins
Yield

Serves 6 (serving size: 1 1/3 cups)

Homey and hearty chicken and dumplings has never been faster or easier, thanks to store-bought gnocchi. Browned bits from the seared chicken thighs create a rich base for the soup, while carrots and peas provide texture and fresh veggies to the soup. This kid-friendly soup is perfect for a weeknight dinner, and leftovers can be packed for lunch tomorrow.  

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 12 ounces skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped red onion
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped carrot
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 5 cups unsalted chicken stock (such as Swanson), divided
  • 8 ounces whole-wheat gnocchi (such as Gia Russa)
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup frozen green peas
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 224
  • fat 5.2 g
  • satfat 1 g
  • monofat 2.5 g
  • polyfat 0.9 g
  • protein 19 g
  • carbohydrate 24 g
  • fiber 5 g
  • cholesterol 54 mg
  • iron 3 mg
  • sodium 515 mg
  • calcium 54 mg
  • sugars 5 g
  • Est. Added Sugars 1 g

How to Make It

  1. Heat a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add oil; swirl to coat. Sprinkle chicken with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Add chicken to pan; cook 5 minutes or until browned, stirring occasionally. Remove chicken from pan.

  2. Add onion, celery, carrot, rosemary, and thyme to pan; cook 7 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add 4 cups stock, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 8 minutes. Add gnocchi to pan; cook 3 minutes or until gnocchi float to the surface.

  3. Combine remaining 1 cup stock and flour in a bowl, stirring with a whisk. Slowly add stock mixture to pan, stirring constantly with a whisk. Stir in chicken and peas; cook 5 minutes. Stir in remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper.