Chicken Soup With Gnocchi – Culinary Daring

The wind is blowing, and you can’t wait until the days become longer, but we have some really cold weather to get through yet. Soup is the reason for the season. Whether we are outbound to family and friends homes, or having family and friends in, I find myself wanting to make the best of the best and not slave over the stove day long.  The recipe I am about to share with you is easy to prepare, cost effective and the taste is lavish! Your chicken soup will be a bit thicker, and the Gnocchi kicks it up just a bit! Lavishly live the food out loud as we prepare Chicken Soup With Gnocchi, a must have!

The ingredients for Chicken Soup With Gnocchi

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Prep Steps Chicken Soup With Gnocchi

Clean, chop and place in pot to sweat the veggies – celery, garlic and carrots, smaller is better– sweat by adding a small amount of broth and adding lid.  This is why I love the Calphalon set because the lids are see through. I added 1 cup of each item(celery, carrots) and 4 tbsp of garlic

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Next add the chicken, keep broth minimal and turning chicken as it cooks. For this recipe I used 3 cans

Add water and all the broth that you want(your pot determines how much you can place in)

In a separate pot, cook your rue – flour a few tbsp at a time while it thickens, whipping cream(1/2 container-one container pint depending how much soup you made) and 1/3 C of margarine  — this will vary depending on how much soup you made, this is easy to make.

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Once the soup has cooked (about an hour) add the rue and cleaned chicken meat.

Boil Gnocchi, rinse and drain.

Place a ladle full of gnocchi in bowl and then ladle soup in.

I loved using my Kuhn Rikon 10″ Double Balloon Whip as it truly helps making the rue the perfect consistency.  Touch this image to buy yours– you will be thrilled with it!
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You can see my entire prepared recipe here and what the rue looks like. The truest purpose of a rue is to thicken a broth. In this case it will make it thicker and must less transparent.

If you prefer to swap out gnocchi for other pasta you can, but gnocchi is much more filling, and a great way to make a bowl of soup a meal rather than adding other items to it, … well maybe a slice of pizza!

Lavishly live food out loud with this easy to prepare holiday soup that will have your guests clamoring for more!