Chicken Gnocchi Soup

A family-friendly chicken gnocchi soup recipe that will warm the body, soothe the soul, and chase away any pesky winter germs.

Chicken soup is my go-to for flu season! It’s pretty quick to make (in fact, I often have extra frozen for times like these), easy on sore throats, and gentle on sensitive stomachs.

Chicken gnocchi soup recipe

This Chicken Gnocchi Soup recipe is a lovely creamy dish, and the ultimate comfort food that packs a punch in the nutrient department.

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I use celery, carrots, onions, and baby spinach in my soup, but you could easily add extra vegetables to suit your own tastes.


Chicken Gnocchi Soup

  • Author: Katrina
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 8 1x


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 500g chicken breasts, diced into small pieces
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 3/4 cups thickened cream
  • 80g butter
  • 1 brown onion, diced
  • 4 celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 tablespoons plain flour
  • 1 3/4 cups chicken stock
  • 500g potato gnocchi
  • 1 cup baby spinach leaves, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon parsley, chopped
  • Parmesan cheese, grated, to serve


  1. In a large frying pan, heat oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Cook chicken for 5-8 minutes or until browned and cooked through. Set aside.
  3. In a jug pour in milk and cream. Stir and set aside.
  4. In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add onion, celery, carrot and garlic. Cook until onion is soft.
  5. Add flour and stir to coat vegetables. Cook for 1 minute then remove from heat.
  6. Gradually pour in milk mix. Whisk continuously until mixture is smooth.
  7. Return saucepan to medium-high heat and bring to the boil. Stir consistently for 5-10 minutes or until sauce thickens.
  8. Add chicken and stock. Stir and bring to the boil.
  9. Add gnocchi, spinach, thyme and parsley to saucepan. Toss to coat.
  10. Simmer over low heat until gnocchi is cooked.
  11. Serve with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese.


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Anna September 5, 2014 - 6:27 PM

Yum!! Made it without the spinach (whoops forgot it at the shops), it was still yummy. Thanks Kat for something different. 🙂

Katrina September 8, 2014 - 10:05 AM

Ooh glad you enjoyed it, Anna. It is very yummy and fairly easy to make to make as well.

Stephanie July 28, 2015 - 6:35 PM

Made this soup on the weekend and it is the yummiest soup I have ever had! Definitely now my favourite winter meal!

Katrina - The Organised Housewife July 30, 2015 - 8:43 AM

Ooh thank you Stephanie! I agree it is a very yummy soup.:)

Bec Broderick May 26, 2016 - 9:29 AM

I have made this recipe before and my kids and myself absolutely love it, fills our bellies though we still want more as it’s so yummy. Tried printing the recipe card so i can have it on hand but it seems to come up with an error. Are you able to fix this or even email it to me? Thanks ?

Emma November 22, 2016 - 6:25 AM

I changed this up a bit. Added shredded bbq chicken, cabbage, etc.made it in the thermy and it turned out absolutely delicious. Thanks so much for a delicious starting point. 🙂

Vicki Webb May 31, 2020 - 6:57 PM

Made this Thursday night absolutely delicious
Got a request for dinner tonight again absolutely delicious but I did cut the cream back to one cup
Delicious highly recommend it ?

Katrina - The Organised Housewife June 2, 2020 - 1:16 PM

Vicki this is fabulous to hear! So pleased that the family enjoyed the recipe 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing x

Jess July 6, 2020 - 12:54 PM

Hi Kat!
Did you use gnocchi that is found in the refrigerated section?

Katrina - The Organised Housewife July 6, 2020 - 2:29 PM

Jess I used to do get my gnocchi from the refrigerator section, but have only recently discovered that it can be bought from the pasta section of the supermarket. I’ve been using that and am really happy with the results. So I guess you can use whichever one you prefer 🙂


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