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 Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 skinless, boneless chicken breast half - cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 tablespoons chicken broth

  • 1 (8 ounce) jar prepared pesto

  • 1 (12 ounce) package potato gnocchi

  • 4 ounces small fresh mozzarella balls

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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

570 Calories
44g Fat
20g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 570
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 44g 56%
Saturated Fat 16g 79%
Cholesterol 75mg 25%
Sodium 653mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 6mg 30%
Calcium 453mg 35%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 341mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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