Chicken Gnocchi Soup

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October 20, 2018

Mild and creamy, perfect for families and picky eaters

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 6 hrs
  • Yields: 6 average servings or 5 adult 2 kids


500-600g of chicken breast

1 onion - diced

2 carrots - diced or grated

2 celery sticks - diced or sliced

2 cloves of garlic

dollop of oil or butter

1L of chicken stock

1tbs mixed italian herbs

3tbs of cornflour mixed with water to thicken (sometimes needs more)

1 packet of gnocci (we prefer the smaller variety for the kids)

200g fresh spinach

250ml thickened cream

salt and pepper to taste


11. Saute onion, carrot, celery and garlic in butter/oil until flavors mix

22. Add chicken breast to vegies to brown

3(steps 1 and 2 are optional: you can just add both to slow cooker if short on time)

43. Add chicken stock, herbs, cornflour mix, salt & pepper to slow cooker with chicken and vegies

54. Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6

65. Shred chicken breast and add gnocci, spinach and thickened cream 30-45mins before serving

76. Serve with fresh bread (or we like to put it on brown rice for the kids)

Submitted by Hannah Williamson


66 Reviews


August 17, 2022

I really enjoyed this soup , after reading the reviews I only added half a packet of baby gnocchi but next time will add full amount.

Kerry Christie

June 22, 2022

Delish! We used tortellini (spinach and ricotta) instead of gnocchi, and I also used chicken breast and it was amazing. We had guest over and she also loved it! Winner all round will def make this again!

I was skeptical of the Italian herbs but the dish was perfect!


May 24, 2022

I love that this recipe can easily be made gluten free. Delicious.

Sonia Di Benedetto

May 6, 2022

I make this recipe regularly – my six grand-daughters (ranging in age from 7 to 17) always ask if I can make it for them when they visit for a meal.

However, I find gnocchi is far too heavy in the stomach so substitute it with either spinach & ricotta ravioli or tortellini. I will also add mushrooms if I have any that need using.

Thoroughly recommend this to anybody looking for a filling and wholesome soup that can almost be eaten with a fork !! 🙂


October 3, 2021

I love this recipe. So easy to prepare. I freeze this in single serve portions to take to work and heat up as needed. Sometimes looks to split when defrosted but when heated comes together well with a good stir.


September 21, 2021

I make this for the family and my two young kids love it. We serve it with some crusty bread.
I don’t use celery because I don’t like it. I use about 100g of baby spinach chopped and put in at the start so that it gets really soft and wilted. I also use cooking cream. At the end, I put the cream and gnocci in for at least an hour.


June 25, 2021

Very tasty and filling


June 19, 2021

We tried this tonight and really enjoyed it! Left out the celery because none of us are fans, used normal gnocchi but cut it all in half and was spot on!
Hubby went back for a big second bowl and said numerous times how delicious it is!

Tracey Davies

June 8, 2021

Devoured by all the family. Used baby gnocchi and 3 cloves garlic! Easy and affordable meal. Nice flavours.

Shauna Davis

September 12, 2020

We tried the chicken gnocchi soup last night for the first time. Oh boy, it was absolutely delicious! I used a box of frozen spinach instead of fresh. Hubby enjoyed it and went back for thirds.

Christine Blain

September 5, 2020

This soup has become a regular in our household, and I’ve shared the recipe with several people! It’s a very tasty family favourite. I have tweaked the original recipe a little:
– I saute a few handfuls of diced bacon, with the chicken
– I use diced chicken thighs, and don’t shred the chicken later
– I use 4 cloves of garlic in the recipe
– We prefer 1/2 packet of gnocchi, so as not to overpower the other ingredients
– When adding spinach (around 100g), I also add 1/2 zucchini, diced, and 1 cup of frozen peas

Ann Noonan

September 2, 2020

This soup is absolutely delicious
Thank you for sharing 😃


August 30, 2020

Love it. I prefer baby gnocci. Have made with bone in thigh and tandoori drumsticks. I use frozen spinach. All worked out perfectly!


August 17, 2020

Really really yummy! Keep getting requests to make this.

Didn’t put any vegetables in as we don’t eat them, but still one of our favourite slow cooker meals.

Tracey Davies

August 16, 2020

Hearty and soulful very NICE
Modified recipe by adding 2tbsp Italian herns, 1/2cup extra stock and doubled quantity of chicken 👌


August 10, 2020

Made this today changed a few things as to what I had
Used frozen spinach that’s all I had and added extra chicken stock powder
Plus a small handful of risoni
Hubby loved it also used pumpkin gnocchi


August 9, 2020

I made this tonight. Two changes, I used chicken thighs and I boiled them to make my own stock and then shredded the meat to add back in and I used Veal Tortellini instead of Gnocchi . It was delicious, served with crusty bread.

Karen C

August 9, 2020

So easy to make, delicious flavour. Only thing I changed was not putting in full packet of Gnocchi, I used the small gnocchi from Aldi probably just over half a packet 👍🏼


August 7, 2020

Made this tonight and it was an absolute winner! So easy and very tasty. My boys are not big soup fans and they loved it! Followed it to the letter 😀


August 4, 2020

Absolutely delicious!
I tweaked mine slightly – didn’t add celery only because I’m not a fan of cooked celery and I used a hot chook from Woolies instead of cooking my own chicken to save time. I will definitely make this again and for personal preference will replace the gnocchi with quartered potatoes instead.


July 27, 2020

Huge hit in my house.
Really filling, especially when mopped up with some crusty bread.
Made as per the recipe except I used diced chicken thighs, and I did need to add some extra cornflour.
Will definitely make again.

Sheridan Burgess

July 26, 2020

Yum yum yum in my tum tum tum as my 3 year old says! This was lovely, will be having again for sure. I halved the recipe and the cooking time…. a little upset now as there isn’t any left over for lunch tomorrow.

Alison Armstrong

July 23, 2020

Fantastic! Whole family loved it. I added chopped fresh basil with the spinach and some crispy bacon. Also used lite cream. Definitely will be a regular in my house 😎

Alison Armstrong

July 22, 2020


Alison Armstrong

July 22, 2020

My family loved this dish, added crispy bacon and served with ciabatta crusty bread, big time winner!! Thank you

Tegan white

July 20, 2020

Really enjoyed this recipe! Followed it exactly as recipe stated (except the pre cooking part). Will definitely cook again.

Kathy Flatman

July 20, 2020

Made this soup last night and had it for lunch today. Delish. Gets a big thumbs up from hubby 👍

Tamara evans

July 19, 2020

Amazballs… was an absolute hit in our house. Even a non vegetable eater ate the whole bowl.


July 19, 2020

This is quite possibly the best thing I’ve ever eaten!

Steve Mould

July 18, 2020

I cooked this tonight and it was a first time hit in my house. My Autistic and picky grandson ate with gusto and wiped his plate clean.
Congratulations Hannah Williamson, a wonderful recipe. Thank you for posting. I changed nothing in the Recipe but I did add sliced Chicken Schnitzel to the top of each plate.

Natalie Dodds

July 16, 2020

Absolutely delicious! I used chicken thigh and didn’t shred it. I also had to use frozen spinach as my local didn’t have any fresh spinach available. I just thawed it and drained it well. Will definitely become a regular to go meal in our house. So easy and very tasty!


July 13, 2020

Made this on the weekend and it was so delicious!! I used baby gnocchi and skipped the cornflour because I wanted liquid for dipping bread. Will definitely make this again!

Sina DiMauro

July 13, 2020

Made it tonight and the family loved it
Can I freeze the leftovers .


July 13, 2020

Absolutely delicious recipe! Super filling and even better the next day as it makes plenty!


July 12, 2020

What size slow cooker did you use? I only have a 3.8lt so trying to work out if i should halve it like I did when I made the carbonara?


July 12, 2020

I made this tonight and it was so delicious. I had some roasted pumpkin and cauliflower in the fridge leftover so I also added that. Also added bacon, and garlic powder. Will definitely be making it again!


July 12, 2020

This is the best soup I’ve ever made! It’s so tasty and filling! My family went back for a second bowl! I used lactose free cream as my daughter is lactose intolerant. Will definitely be making this on a regular basis!


July 11, 2020

Very delicious will definitely cook again but next time I’ll add a few things extra see how it goes but very yummy just the way it is

Amanda Glass

July 9, 2020

Great taste and such an easy recipe. Made it with lactose free cream and half chicken stock and half veggie stock as that was all I had, plus added some extra garlic powder at the end to lift the flavour. We all went back for seconds.

Amy Cherry

July 9, 2020

We have this nearly every week over colder months. We love it. I don’t brown the chicken I just put it all in the slow cooker and I leave out the carrots

Tracey Halton

July 9, 2020

Made this for the first time and it is amazing!! I use frozen spinach (I removed all the liquid) as I didn’t have fresh spinach.

Trish Kelly

July 8, 2020

I made this last night would suit if you don’t like spicy .will make again with lots of herbs and spices.

Brooke Harbour

July 5, 2020

I made this soup tonight, it is amazing!! My favourite chicken soup recipe EVER! Love it. This will definitely be a regular in our house.

Natalie Edser

May 31, 2020

This was an amazing meal! Our 10yr old took charge of dinner last night and this was quick and easy for her to prepare. We swapped out the garlic for garlic oil and onions for spring onion tops. Kids (10 & 7) went back for seconds – so now it’s on our regular meal list! Thanks


April 26, 2020

Question to people that have made this? Do you pop the chicken breast in whole and shred once it’s cooked?


September 16, 2019

Can you freeze this soup?


September 9, 2019

Awesome lactose cream? I didn’t think it would work, so my son and I would just suffer. Will try it next week. Thanks


September 9, 2019

Lovee love loved this recipe

Darren Comley

August 4, 2019

I absolutely love this recipe with thigh fillets diced. The intense roasted garlic gives it a real garlic bang and I choose to skip the cornflour as i dont like what it does to taste of any meal. An absolute winner with my family and anyone who has tasted it. Try it and you will love it!!

Sure Trish 🙂

Trish Kelly

July 27, 2019

Could l use thigh fillets,my sc cooks hot on low


June 19, 2019

Absolutely delicious we love it and have been having it every week since I discovered this recipe and it tastes even better the next day!


June 8, 2019

This tasted amazing. Was a huge hit with the whole family, will definitely be on the menu again soon. Delicious!!!!


June 4, 2019

Made this yesterday – OMG It is THE BOMB!!!!! So good!! I’m having the leftovers for lunch today 🙂

Brenda Bennett

May 31, 2019

Made this soup for lunch today , delicious my husband loves his food and always has comments about what we cook. He loved it, but said I should make my own gnocchi next time .


May 28, 2019

We normally have simple soups like pumpkin, found this recipe yesterday & made it-OMG Yum, hubby had it for breakfast, definitely will be making this again, so simple & extremely tasty. We have never used gnocchi & next time we will brown them to see how they turn out


May 6, 2019

This recipe is marked as gluten free but I’ve never seen gluten free gnocchi?

Small dumplings made from potato


April 29, 2019

What the hell is a gnocchi? Sounds like a sneeze? Legit question.


April 28, 2019

This was delicious! I bought store bough gnocchi to add to it but i’d recommend adding it half way through the cook as it took along time to soften

I read that as adding uncooked as it still cooks for over half an hour after you add it 🙂

Tamara R

March 13, 2019

Do I add uncooked gnocchi or do I boil it prior to adding it?

Darren Comley

November 17, 2018

Tried this for a second time today and it it didnt disappoint. Double batch made 2 meals and 7 leftovers. Such flavour. Other than using thighs in place of shredded chook, and baby spinach, I stuck to the recipe, upping the garlic and mixing a very strong vegeta chicken stock. I can see my self making this so many times…..

Darren Comley

November 5, 2018

This is stunning, such intense flavour. 100 stars if I could. I used thigh fillets cut into 8, and baby spinach. I have frozen left overs and I already want to do it again. Absolutely brilliant recipe Hannah, thank you !!

Darren Comley

November 4, 2018

this is stunning. Simple. Such intense flavour.. Magnificent recipe Hannah Williamson. 100 stars


October 26, 2018

Husband really liked this. Wasn’t 100% sold on the gnocchi but made another batch with noodles which was lovely. Also used shredded roast chicken instead of chicken breast as I needed to use it up. Delish!

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