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Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup


  • Author: Jodi
  • Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings 1x

Description

This Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup is comfort food that will warm you from head to toe. Loaded with tender veggies, chicken, and pillowy gnocchi.♡


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 to 1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 3 medium carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • freshly-ground black pepper
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 2 cans (12 oz) evaporated milk
  • 1 package (16-17 oz) potato gnocchi
  • 3 cups fresh baby spinach (I like to chop mine)
  • 3 to 4 slices bacon cooked and chopped, optional

Instructions

  1. Place the chicken, chopped onion, carrots, celery, minced garlic, basil, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper in a large crockpot or slow cooker. Pour chicken broth on top. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4-5 hours.
  2.  Shred the chicken directly in the slow cooker, or remove it to a cutting board to shred, then return it put to the slow cooker.
  3.  In a small bowl or liquid measuring cup, whisk together the cornstarch and cold water to make a slurry. Pour into the slow cooker, along with the evaporated milk and the gnocchi. Stir well to combine, then re-cover the crockpot and cook for another 35 to 45 minutes or until the soup has thickened and the gnocchi is tender.
  4.  Just before serving, stir in the spinach and let it wilt for 2-3 minutes. Taste and season with salt and pepper, if needed. Serve with crumbled cooked bacon for garnish if desired. Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 6 hours