Okay super busy moms (and dads!) out there wondering what to make for dinner tonight! I have a great new recipe you should try. Back when my husband worked for Olive Garden one of my favorite dishes was their chicken and gnocchi. Since dinners out at Olive Garden are pretty infrequent for our family now (because we don't want to be that family with the crazy toddler) I decided to create my own version. If you are not familiar with gnocchi, it is an Italian style dumpling made from flour. I found mine at Super Target (I haven't seen it at our local Walmart). I am a huge fan of crockpot cooking since I would rather throw together a meal during nap time than in the hour before dinner when everybody is hungry and more easily frustrated. Plus it makes the house smell amazing when my husband gets home from work :) Here is my recipe for Crockpot Chicken and Gnocchi.
1 lbs of uncooked chicken breasts cut into small strips
1 bag of gnocchi
1 cup of chicken broth
1 cup of half and half
1 white onion
5 green onions
1 TBSP garlic salt
2 TBSP butter
Ground pepper (as desired to top off)
Parmesan cheese (as desired top off)
1. Place thawed chicken breasts in crockpot.
2. Cover with gnocchi.
3. Pour in chicken broth and half and half.
4. Chop white and green onions. Add onion and garlic salt. Stir slightly. Add butter in slices on top).
5. Cook on low 4-6 hours.
6. Mix around so that chicken pieces are towards the top. Shred slightly with a fork.
7.. Top off with ground pepper and cheese when serving.
This recipe is easy and delicious! My husband and toddler really liked it. I served it with a side of glazed carrots for a simple weekday dinner. Enjoy :)