Monday, January 24, 2011

Olive Garden Chicken and Gnocchi Soup


Olive Garden Chicken and Gnocchi Soup

We are going to do a "copycat recipe" of this
yummy soup that is a fave of mine when
we go to Olive Garden. Its an easy to prepare recipe,
and everyone will think you spent the whole day
cooking it =D


1 cup chicken breasts,cooked and diced (you
can also use a rotisserie chicken...I get
mine at Costco for 5 dollars)

4 tablespoons butter
4 tablesspoons flour
1 quart half and half
1 14 once can chicken broth
(whats neato is there is a point label for
the school on the can =D)
1/2 cup celery, finely diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup carrots, finely shredded
1 cup onion, finely diced 
1 cup fresh spinach, coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon parsley
Fresh grated parmesan cheese
1 pound potato gnocchi- found in gourment section
of many supermarkets (I actually found mine at Target
of all places)


Saute the onion, celery, an garlic in the butter and olive
oil, over medium heat when the onion becomes translucent,
add flour and make a roux, let the butter and flour
mixture cook for about a minute before adding 1 quart
of half and half.
Cook gnocchi according to package directions.

Into the roux add the carrots and chicken. Once the mixture
becomes thick add the chicken broth. Once the mixture thickens
again, add the cooked gnocchi, spinach and seasonings, 
simmer until soup is heated through.

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