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Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Ingredients

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  • 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

Instructions

  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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