This recipe for creamy garlic chicken and gnocchi is an easy dish to make with tender chicken, gnocchi and broccoli in a moreish creamy garlic sauce.
This is the perfect midweek treat by using dried gnocchi to make this dish simple and quick to throw together.
Serve with your favorite garlic or crusty bread and a garden salad.
Continue reading for money saving tips and gluten and dairy free options. There is also a PDF version of this recipe at the end of the post which can be printed or saved to your device to save on paper.
*The Nutrition Facts label above should be used as a guide only. The amounts can change depending on the brands you use. To reduce the fat content always try to buy reduced fat products and lean meat when you can afford it. Look for reduced salt products and low sugar without artificial sugar replacements.
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Creamy Garlic Chicken and Gnocchi Q & A
Dried gnocchi can be as good as fresh depending on the brand. It is a good idea to try a few different brands before deciding on the one you like the best. Always make sure it has at least 80% potatoes. Making fresh gnocchi takes skill and time but it is a fun task for a lazy weekend.
Yes, to reduce the calories further simply simmer the chicken breast in water until done then shred with a fork before adding to this dish.
No, however it does create a nice light crust on the chicken.
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Gluten and Dairy Free Options
To make this recipe for creamy garlic chicken and gnocchi gluten free; use gluten free cornstarch, gluten free gnocchi and check the cream for gluten.
To make this recipe dairy free; either use a lactose free cream or omit the cream then replace it with your favorite tomato based pasta sauce. It is also a good idea to check the gnocchi for dairy products.
Save money on chicken by buying in bulk packs when you see them on special then divide into 1 pound portions when you get home. Freeze in freezer safe containers for up to 6 months.
Thighs are usually cheaper than the breast meat and work well in this recipe as they retain more moisture.
Whole chickens are the cheapest to buy. Simply boil the whole chicken in a pot until done then remove the meat once cooled. The shredded meat can be added to this recipe without frying.
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Broccoli prices do change dramatically with the season. Plan on making this dish when you see broccoli in season which is usually from the mid winter through to the spring depending on your climate.
Consider growing your own broccoli plants during the cooler months. They are easy to start from seed and some varieties will give you continuous picking with side shoots forming after the main head is picked. See this guide to Growing Broccoli from Seed for more information.
Onion and Garlic
These two ingredients form the basis of so many dishes and so are a must have item for the pantry. Onion prices don’t change much throughout the year but why not grow your own? Fresh onions have a sweeter flavor and tend to be more crisp than any you can buy. See this guide to Growing Onions.
Garlic is an easy bulb to grow through the winter months. They store well and the braided bulbs look beautiful hung in your home. Try this guide to Growing Garlic to find out more.
This guide to Creating Budget Friendly Meals covers everything from planning to making the most of in season vegetables and meat to using raw ingredients to create healthy and nutritious meals which cost less to make. A little forethought can save you a great deal of money over the course of the year.
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