Cooking Time:4-6 hours
Ingredients1.5 c. Diced Chicken Breasts, uncooked
4 T. Unsalted Butter
2 T. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 quart half & half
14 oz.Chicken Broth
3 Stalks of Celery, sliced
1/4 c. Flour
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 c. Shredded Carrots
1 Medium Yellow Onion, diced
1 c. Fresh, Chopped Spinach
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
1 tsp. Salt
1/2 tsp. Pepper
16 oz. Gnocchi
I love proving that you really can make anything in the slow cooker! This recipe for Slow Cooker Chicken Gnocchi Soup (Olive Garden Copycat) is no exception. Skip the wait at that Italian chain restaurant and slow cook this at home instead. ….YUMMY!
- In a stovetop safe slow cooker, heat butter and oil over medium-high. Add the onion, celery and garlic and saute.
- When the onion is translucent, sprinkle in the flour and whisk to form a roux.
- Stir and cook a minute. Then stir in chicken broth and seasonings.
- Add the carrots and chicken to the pot. Place the slow cooker insert into the slow cooker base.
- Cover. Cook on Low for 5 hours.
- Stir in the spinach and half & half. Let cook on Low for 15-30 minutes while you cook gnocchi in another pot.
- Prepare the gnocchi according to package directions.
- Stir in the gnocchi right before serving the soup.
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I can’t wait to try this because my copy cat recipe I found somewhere on the net was a disappointment. One question…..at what point do you transfer to the crock pot? Between steps #4 & #5???
Johanne, Thank you for your post as I failed to post that step, but I have updated it, and it is now step #4…. Again thanks for catching my mistake, I certainly appreciate it, and Happy Crocking!
I love this soup at Olive Garden, and I’m excited to try this recipe out at home! Roughly how many servings does it make?
Stephanie if you look in the upper right hand corner of the page on my website you will see the serving sizes, but I am happy to share it serves 4-6… Happy Crocking!
Great – thanks!
Do you think it would be ok to use frozen gnocchi?
Colleen I believe it would be fine. I’ve not made it that way before, and it may take a little longer to crock, you may want to watch it the last hour of crocking to make sure. Every slow cooker is different, so I’d rather you be safe than sorry.. 🙂 Happy Crocking!
I found your site last week, and made this soup first. It was so delicious. Thank you for the wonderful recipes
How do you cook the gnocci? Heated, fried or boiled? I have a package of it, but never cooked it before. Thanks
Wendy if you have frozen Gnocchi, it should tell you on the package. But I am happy to share a link with you, to help you. Here you do! 🙂 http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Gnocchi-101335
I’m a little confused. Step 7 says stir often. Does that mean you have to stir soup often throughout the crocking time or???
This soup you do Angela, as it has to do with the half and half (cream based soup) that is added. I have not done it with this soup, but I sometimes add the half and half about 1 hours before the soup is done with the seasoning, stirring often at the end. You might try this, but I really have not done this before with this soup. I would add the 14 oz. chicken broth in place of the half and half for the liquid needed for the first few hours. Hope this works for you. Please post back… Read more »
Thank you. I’m working all day tomorrow so I think I’m going to make the soup today and just reheat for my get together tomorrow evening. Do you think that would be o.k. to do??
When do I put the garlic in, when it says add spices?
Hi Janin, you will see it listed in step one, so you would add it at that time. Enjoy! 🙂
It clearly says it in step one, sorry about that! I’m making this now 🙂
Would i be able to do this on an electric slow cooker?
Yes Robert you can!