Chicken and Gnocchi Skillet Dinner

Stove top recipes are great any time of the year but I find myself turning to them more often in the warmer weather so the oven does not heat up the house.

Chicken and Gnocchi Skillet Dinner is an easy, gluten free recipe that is loaded with flavour. 

 

This easy skillet recipe uses fresh broccoli and pepper to add colour as well as taste.

Smother all the ingredients with a pesto sauce just before serving it up.

This hearty dinner recipe yields four servings and is a complete meal.

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To begin making Chicken and Gnocchi Skillet Dinner I put a large pot with water on to boil, with a pinch of salt, for the gnocchi and I cut up four chicken breasts into bite size pieces.

Then I put some olive oil into a large skillet and turned the heat to medium.  Once it had heated I added in the cut up chicken breasts.

While stirring the chicken breasts occasionally, I also cut up 2 heads of broccoli and a red pepper.

When the chicken was partially cooked I threw the cut up red pepper into the skillet with the chicken and cooked the broccoli in the microwave on high heat for 3 minutes.

This is the brand of gluten free gnocchi I used for this recipe.

Once the water boiled I added the gnocchi to the pot and cooked it according to the package directions.  

While everything was cooking I prepared the pesto sauce by mixing parmesan cheese (I used dairy free), pesto mix (I used Epicure) and olive oil together in a small dish.  I set the sauce aside until needed.

You know the gnocchi is cooked when it floats to the surface.  When it was ready I drained and rinsed it.

Then I added it to the skillet with the other ingredients that were now almost cooked.  I reduced the heat to medium/low.

I dumped in the cooked broccoli.

I stirrred everything together and let it cook combined on medium/low heat for about 3 minutes.

Then I added the pesto sauce and reduced the heat to simmer for about 5 minutes.

This colourful recipe is pleasing to the eye as well as the taste buds!

Enjoy every bite of this wonderful stove top recipe that can be enjoyed any day of the week as a complete meal on its own.

Printable Recipe Card with a Full List of Ingredients and Instructions is Located at the Bottom of the Post.

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Ingredients You’ll Need to Make Chicken and Gnocchi Skillet Dinner:

  • 6 cups water
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 500g gluten free gnocchi
  • 2 heads of broccoli
  • 1 red pepper
    Sauce:
  • 2 tbsp parmesan cheese ( I used dairy free)
  • 3 tbsp pesto spice mix (I used Epicure)
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp olive oil

How to Make Chicken and Gnocchi Skillet Dinner:

  1. Put water in a medium sized pot to boil and add a pinch of salt.
  2. Cut up the chicken breasts into bite size pieces.
  3. Put the 2tbsp of oil into a large skillet over medium heat.
  4. Add the cut up chicken to the skillet and stir occasionally while it cooks.
  5. Cut up the broccoli and microwave it for 3 minutes.
  6. Cut up the red pepper and add it to the chicken while there is still a bit of pink showing.
  7. Once water comes to a boil add the gnocchi and cook until the gnocchi is floating on the top. Drain and rinse.
  8. Prepare the sauce by mixing together the cheese, pesto spice mix and the olive oil in a small dish.
  9. Once the chicken is almost fully cooked add the broccoli and the gnocchi to the skillet.
  10. Stir everything together until well combined and reduce heat to med/low.  Cook for about 3 minutes.
  11. Stir in pesto sauce and let simmer for about 5 minutes stirring often.
  12. Serve and enjoy!
Yield: 4

Chicken and Gnocchi Skillet Dinner

Chicken and Gnocchi Skillet Dinner is an easy gluten free recipe that is loaded with flavour. 

Chicken and Gnocchi Skillet Dinner is an easy, gluten free recipe that is loaded with flavour. 

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 cups water
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 500g gluten free gnocchi
  • 2 heads of broccoli
  • 1 red pepper
  • Sauce:
  • 2 tbsp parmesan cheese ( I used dairy free)
  • 3 tbsp pesto spice mix (I used Epicure)
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp olive oil

Instructions

    1. Put water in a medium sized pot to boil and add a pinch of salt.
    2. Cut up the chicken breasts into bite size pieces.
    3. Put the 2tbsp of oil into a large skillet over medium heat.
    4. Add the cut up chicken to the skillet and stir occasionally while it cooks.
    5. Cut up the broccoli and microwave it for 3 minutes.
    6. Cut up the red pepper and add it to the chicken while there is still a bit of pink showing.
    7. Once water comes to a boil add the gnocchi and cook until the gnocchi is floating on the top. Drain and rinse.
    8. Prepare the sauce by mixing together the cheese, pesto spice mix and the olive oil in a small dish.
    9. Once the chicken is almost fully cooked add the broccoli and the gnocchi to the skillet.
    10. Stir everything together until well combined and reduce heat to med/low. Cook for about 3 minutes.
    11. Stir in pesto sauce and let simmer for about 5 minutes stirring often.
    12. Serve and enjoy!

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