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Creamy Garlic Spinach Chicken Thighs with Gnocchi

by Christina Cherrier – Updated Mar 11, 2021
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Creamy Garlic Spinach Chicken Thighs with Gnocchi
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Creamy Garlic Spinach Chicken Thighs with Gnocchi – Soft gnocchi, a rich garlic cream sauce, juicy chicken thighs, fresh spinach: You’ll enjoy every bite of this creamy spinach chicken recipe with gnocchi. This restaurant-quality family-friendly dinner is ready in less than 30 minutes and super easy to make. Chicken thighs are pan-seared then drenched in a luscious garlic cream sauce along with pillowy gnocchi and spinach. This creamy chicken thighs recipe with gnocchi and spinach has to be the ultimate comfort food. Enjoy!

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Ingredients list for the Spinach Chicken Thighs Gnocchi

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Directions

1. To make the spinach chicken thighs with gnocchi: In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook gnocchi according to package instructions; drain well and set aside.

2. In the meantime, season chicken with salt, pepper, paprika and melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium heat.

3. Add chicken thighs to the skillet in a single layer and cook until golden brown and cooked through, reaching an internal temperature of 165ºF (74ºC), about 4-5 minutes per side; remove chicken thighs from the skillet and set aside.

4. In the same skillet, melt the remaining 3 tablespoons of butter. Add onion, and cook, stirring frequently, until tender, about 2-3 minutes. Stir in garlic, and Italian seasoning until fragrant, about 1 minute.

5. Gradually whisk in chicken broth, and cook, whisking constantly for about 2 minutes. Stir in whipping cream and shredded mozzarella, until combined and thickened, about 1-2 minutes; season with salt and pepper, to taste.

6. Stir in gnocchi and spinach until the spinach has wilted, about 1-2 minutes. Return cooked chicken thighs to the skillet with gnocchi and spinach. Serve the spinach chicken gnocchi immediately, with fresh chopped parsley, red chili pepper flakes, and sprinkled parmesan. Enjoy!

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Tips for the cream chicken thighs with gnocchi and spinach

  • You can crisp up the top of this chicken gnocchi dish by putting it under the broiler for 2 minutes before serving. Make sure to use an oven-proof skillet!
  • Try to buy the very best quality gnocchi for this dish.
  • This gnocchi dish can easily be made meatless by omitting the chicken thighs. Add sauteed mushrooms instead, and use veggie broth–it’s delicious too!

What to serve with the chicken thighs gnocchi?

This chicken gnocchi is a rich, creamy dish, so bring some balance by serving it with a simple side salad and some fresh bread.

How and how long to keep the spinach chicken thighs with gnocchi leftovers?

This creamy spinach chicken thighs gnocchi keeps for 2 or 3 days in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Reheat gently in the microwave or on the stove, covered, with a few drops of water to loosen the sauce.

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  • Stephani

    2021-03-17 21:48:18

    My family loved it. I used chicken breasts instead of thighs, oregano instead of Italian, and added sundries tomatoes. It was so rich, thick, and creamy, and it came together quickly.

  • Gloria

    2021-03-15 20:52:32

    Just made it... LOVE IT!!!

  • Sarah

    2021-03-13 23:34:36

    It was pretty yummy. Added mushrooms to the whole thing. Would make again.

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