Recipe: Chicken & Gnocchi Soup

Chicken & Gnocchi Soup
A creamy traditional Italian soup with potato gnocchi, a type of dumpling. Great on cold winter days served with warm rosemary olive oil bread.
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Ingredients
  1. 1 1/2 lb boneless and skinless chicken breast
  2. 4 tablespoon olive oil
  3. 1 quart half and half
  4. 4 cups chicken broth
  5. 1/2 cup white cooking wine
  6. 1/2 cup celery, finely chopped
  7. 3/4 cup onion, finely chopped
  8. 2 teaspoon garlic clove, minced
  9. 1 cup shredded carrot
  10. 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  11. 1/2 teaspoon fresh-ground black pepper
  12. 2 teaspoon dried oregano
  13. 2 cups Parmesan cheese, shredded
  14. 3 cups spinach, stems removed and chopped
  15. 1 lb potato gnocchi
  16. flour to coat chicken
Instructions
  1. Cut up chicken into 3/4 inch sized pieces. Coat lightly in flour and set aside.
  2. Heat olive oil in metal stock pot over medium high heat. Add chicken and cook chicken for approximately 5-6 minutes. Add minced garlic, celery, onion and carrot to chicken. Sauté for 4-5 minutes.
  3. Pour white wine into pan, removing bits from the bottom of pan. Reduce heat to medium. Add half and half, chicken broth, oregano, salt and pepper.
  4. Bring soup to near boil. Gradually add Parmesan cheese, stirring to combine, allowing cheese to melt.
  5. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer, stirring occasionally.
  6. While soup is simmering, bring to boil 6 quarts of water in a separate pan. Add potato gnocchi and cook for 4-5 minutes. Remove from heat and drain. Set aside.
  7. Add chopped spinach to soup, continuing to simmer on medium-high heat for approximately another 5-6 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  8. Finally, add cooked potato gnocchi to soup and continue to simmer for an additional 5-10 minutes over low heat, stirring occasionally.
Notes
  1. If you desire a thicker consistency, you can add approximately 2 teaspoons of Wondra® Cooking Flour during simmer.
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