Chicken Gnocchi

Chicken Gnocchi

Chicken gnocchi is an unusual combination that delights with its taste and aroma. Juicy chicken meat and elastic dumplings submerged in an aromatic sauce will perfectly complement lunch, dinner, or even supper. Open up to new flavors and prepare chicken gnocchi with tomato sauce with us!



  • Water – 1000 ml
  • Potato – 500 g
  • Italian type 00 flour – 300 g
  • Egg – 1 pc.
  • Salt – 4 g


  • Chicken breast – 2 pcs.
  • Canned plum tomatoes – 400 g
  • Vegetable broth – 100 ml
  • Onion – 1 pc.
  • Garlic clove – 2 pcs.
  • Butter – 20 g
  • Olive oil – 20 ml
  • Salt – 2 g
  • Black pepper – 0.5 g
  • Dried oregano – 0.2 g
  • Dried rosemary – 0.2 g
  • Fresh basil – 8 leaves


Gnocchi: Step 1: Cook the Potatoes Wash and peel the potatoes, then cut them into cubes. Bring water to a boil in a pot, add salt (about 2 g), and put the potatoes in. Cook for 15-20 minutes, checking the doneness occasionally. The potatoes should be soft but not falling apart. After cooking, drain the potatoes and set aside to cool.

Step 2: Mash into Purée Put the cooled potatoes in a potato masher, then grate them into smooth purée.

Step 3: Mix the Ingredients In a large bowl, put the mashed potatoes, then add the egg and the remaining salt. Mix everything. Gradually start adding flour while stirring continuously.

Step 4: Knead the Dough Start kneading the dough. The finished dough should be elastic but not sticky.

Step 5: Shape the Gnocchi Sprinkle the work surface with flour, then place the dough on it and divide it into two parts. Form a roll from each and then cut it into slices about 2-2.5 cm thick. Use a fork to make gentle indentations on each dumpling to create a characteristic pattern.

Step 6: Cook the Gnocchi Pour water into a pot and bring it to a boil. Once boiling, add the gnocchi. Cook for 3-4 minutes until they float to the surface. Pour a bit of water into a cup (about 40 ml), then drain the rest from the pot and drain the gnocchi.

Sauce: Step 1: Prepare the Ingredients Clean the chicken and cut it into strips, then put it in a bowl. Peel and finely chop the onion and garlic.

Step 2: Sauté the Ingredients Heat the butter and olive oil in a pan, then add the onion and garlic. Sauté for 1-2 minutes, then add the chicken. When the meat releases its juices, season with salt, pepper, and herbs. Sauté until the chicken is golden brown.

Step 3: Add the Broth Slowly pour the broth over the chicken. Stir and let it simmer for 4-5 minutes. During this time, most of the broth should evaporate.

Step 4: Add the Tomatoes Add the tomatoes to the other ingredients and mix everything thoroughly. Simmer for 5-6 minutes. The tomatoes should gently reduce their volume.

Step 5: Add the Water from Cooking the Gnocchi Add the water from the cup to the sauce and mix. Let the sauce cook for another 3-4 minutes.

Step 6: Finish the Dish Add the dumplings to the pan and simmer for a few minutes. Transfer the finished dish to deep plates and garnish with basil leaves.

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