One-Pot Chicken & Gnocchi Soup
I made you dis.
I’ve been wanting to make some one-pot recipes for the blog because (1) it’s easy for you and (2) it’s umm…easy for me. One-pot dinners = less dishes to do (especially if it’s a Thursday thru Sunday night when I just can’t even think about cleaning the dishes in the sink).
Related to cleaning…I need to get more organized. I spent 20 minutes searching the house for this recipe. It was written on a random page in one of the many notebooks I have laying around. Some recipes I type into my phone and some I scribble down on a piece of paper/napkin/used envelope. It’d be super nice if I’d immediately type the recipe into a Word document as soon as I finished making it…but let’s not kid…that’s not gonna happen.
So this weekend we started the wedding dress search for my big sister. She’s getting married in September (AHHH!).
I love wedding dress shopping…as long as it’s not for mine. I was a stressed out mess trying to pick out my wedding dress, but my sister had it more together and wasn’t an emotional mess….which made the day more enjoyable for all.
Afterwards we did lunch at Adair Kitchen. I’m in love with their brunch. I got the sourdough toast topped with avocado + chorizo + olive oil. It was served alongside mashed black beans, which were so good. They may have had lard. I don’t know. But I went ahead and recreated the recipe for the blog (lard-free) because I just loved them so very much. And sourdough toast just always does it for me because sourdough reminds me of California and I love California. And we have a trip planned there in 48 days. I think I’m gonna make one of those construction paper ring chains that you made in kindergarten to countdown to things. You made those, right?
I used to not be the biggest fan of brunch. Which I’m glad I got over because it’s like one of the happiest things. I mean, a day filled with crepes + nutella and avocado toast…it’s the day of my dreams.
You guys. If you need a dinner that doesn’t take much thought, this is it. It just comes as a bonus that it only uses one pot. Okay…that’s a lie. It uses one pot, a cutting board, a spoon of some sort, some measuring cups and a knife.
Just the easiest peasiest recipe for you.
- 1/2 onion, chopped
- 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 2 chicken breasts, chopped into large chunks
- 4 large kale leaves, pulled off stem
- 2 large carrots, chopped into 1 1/2 inch rounds
- 6 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon salt (more or less depending on preference)
- 16 oz package gnocchi
- 1-2 cups 2% milk (depending on how creamy you want it)
- In a large soup pot, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. Add in onions and cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil and chicken. Cook chicken, stirring occasionally, until all sides have been seared. Add in kale, carrots, chicken stock, garlic powder, pepper and salt. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer for 40 minutes. Add in gnocchi and allow to simmer for ~5 minutes, just enough to cook the gnocchi. Stir in milk. Serve warm.