Oven baked gnocchi with chicken in vegetable sauce

For the last few weeks I’ve been planning a trip to Italy. A country I have visited many times, traveled for my swimming competitions there, been there with friends and family, even went shopping there. But probably the most important reason why I come back every time is food. I admit there were a few times when I picked the wrong restaurant and had a bad experience, but there were many more occasions when I enjoyed every single bite while getting to know Italian cuisine. I have a big appreciation for Italian cooking and the dishes which are intertwinedΒ with history, passion and ultimate skill. If you have never visited Italy I really recommend visiting and exploring different parts of Italy, from the coast to the snowy mountains.

I love cooking with gnocchi and making them. I’ve posted the gnocchi recipe already in my earlier recipes, and this one is all about the sauce. While it’s important to get the right flavour of gnocchi, it’s also important to cook the sauce which will compliment the gnocchi and bring the dish to a new level. Check out the recipe and any feedback is welcomed!


Preparation: 35 min

Cook time: 45 min

Servings: 6


Ingredients

  • 0,5 dl extra virgin olive oil
  • 0,5 kg chicken breast
  • 1 onion, chopped finely
  • 1 carrot, chopped finely
  • 1 parsnip, chopped finely
  • 1 zucchini, sliced
  • 200 g mixed mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 100 ml tomato sauce
  • 1 kg gnocchi
  • 200 ml heavy cream
  • 100 g Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 3 tsp curry powder to season
  • 2 tsp chili pepper to season
  • 1 tsp oregano to season
  • 3 leaves fresh basil, chopped
  • salt & pepper to taste

Oven-baked gnocchi with chicken in vegetable sauce

How to

  1. Slice the chicken breast and season with salt, pepper and curry powder. In a medium pan heat 0,25 dl of olive oil and add chicken, grill it on all sides until well done. Remove from pan.
  2. Add the remaining olive oil to the pan and place chopped onion, carrots and parsnip. Let it simmer for a few minutes until adding zucchini and mushrooms. After a few minutes add pressed garlic, salt & pepper, oregano, basil, tomato sauce and chopped tomatoes. Let it simmer for another 10 min.
  3. While the vegetables simmer, heat slightly salted water in a large pot to a boil. Cook gnocchi until soft.
  4. Preheat the oven to 200Β° C. Butter a square bake tray. Place grilled chicken in a buttered bake tray. Add cooked gnocchi over the chicken and cover them in vegetable sauce. Top with grated Parmesan cheese and bake in a preheated oven for about 30 min. Enjoy!

 

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26 Comments Add yours

  1. Andrew Marco says:

    this looks so good!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thanks πŸ™‚

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  2. Mindy says:

    this looks delicious!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you! πŸ˜€

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  3. bbqman001 says:

    Every time I have had Gnocchi it has tasted like wallpaper paste but this one just might change my perspective on this classic dish.
    Thanks for the post.

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Romina says:

    Oh wow it looks amazing!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thanks! πŸ˜€

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  5. Jodi says:

    Oh how I long to visit Italy and taste my way around! Lovvve gnocchi!!! This looks delish.

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Italy is amazing and you should really go there, and thanks for stopping by my blog πŸ™‚

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  6. I love everything about Italy from food to place to people and language. Will definitely try this one πŸ™‚

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you so much for stopping by, we share to love of Italy πŸ™‚

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      1. Absolutely πŸ™‚

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  7. benoit says:

    Yummy! I am going to try your gnocchi recipe. I have been looking for years a recipe that would bring me back to gnocchi made during family reunions.

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thanks for checking out my recipe, if you try it I hope you’ll like it! πŸ™‚

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thanks πŸ˜€

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  8. Lizzie says:

    Yum! This looks lovely:) I love gnocchi!! X

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thanks πŸ˜„

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  9. Oh goodness this just made my stomach growl! I am in LOVE with all the fresh vegetables you put in this, beautiful!!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thanks Dana for stopping by and checking out my recipe πŸ˜„

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      1. Thanks for that for me 😚

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  10. Rekha says:

    This looks delicious! Will try it out soon

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thanks, hope you’ll like it 😁

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