Smoky Braised Chicken and Gnocchi

Smoky Braised Chicken and GnocchiRecipe
Photo: Hector Manuel Sanchez

Recipe from

Real Simple

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Other: 50 Minutes


4 chicken legs (drumsticks and thighs)
Kosher salt and pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 tablespoon tablespoon smoked or hot paprika (found in the spice section of the supermarket)
2 yellow onions, cut into wedges
1 pound gnocchi (refrigerated or shelf-stable)


Heat oven to 400° F.

Pat the chicken dry with a paper towel and season with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.

Heat the oil in a large ovenproof saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the chicken, skin-side down, and cook until the skin is crisp, about 5 minutes. Turn the chicken and add the broth, paprika, and onions. Transfer to oven and cook, uncovered, for 30 minutes. Add the gnocchi and continue cooking until the gnocchi are cooked through, about 15 minutes. Divide among individual plates.