Creamy Chicken and Gnocchi

Creamy Chicken & Gnocchi

Creamy chicken and Gnocchi is a one pan meal the whole family loves! My kids love this recipe which is always a win in my eyes. This is an easy recipe that you can make for yourself and your family in about 30 minutes.


  • 2 large chicken breasts sliced into cubes

  • 1/2 cup of flour

  • 1/2 tsp each of salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder

  • 2 TBSP olive oil

  • 2 TBSP butter

  • 2 TBSP of minced garlic

  • 1 cup of chicken broth

  • 1 cup of heavy cream

  • 1 cup of Parmesan cheese

  • 1/2 tsp each of oregano, thyme, and red pepper flakes

  • 1/3 cup of chopped sun dried tomatoes

  • 1 pack of gnocchi

How To Make

Start by slicing up 2 large chicken breasts into cubes. Then, mix together ½ cup of flour, ½ teaspoon each of salt, pepper, paprika, and garlic powder into a bowl or your Better Breader Bowl if you have one! I use mine all the time! Next, coat your chicken breasts in this flour mixture and shake off any excess flour.

Then, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of butter in a skillet on medium heat and place the chicken into the skillet. Cook the chicken for about 4-5 minutes on each side until they are golden brown and reach an internal temperature of at least 165º. Once the chicken is cooked through and you’re sure it won’t kill anybody, take it out of the skillet and set it aside on a plate.

Into the same skillet, add 2 tablespoons of minced garlic, ⅓ cup of chopped sun dried tomatoes, and 1 cup of chicken broth. Then, lower the heat and add 1 cup of heavy cream and 1 cup of parmesan cheese to the skillet. Stir frequently and then add in 1 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes, and ½ teaspoon each of oregano and thyme. Stir everything together well and let simmer.

Add one 19 oz package of Gnocchi to the skillet and cover and let cook for a few minutes. Once the gnocchi is nice and tender, add the chicken back into the skillet and stir until everything is coated in the delicious, creamy sauce.

Once you’re ready to serve this creamy chicken and gnocchi, dish out a big and heaping serving onto a plate or in a bowl! This meal goes perfectly with a big salad, roasted veggies and even some yummy garlic bread. If you make this recipe be sure to leave a review below!

Helpful Tips and Frequently Asked Questions

  • Use freshly minced or jarred minced garlic.

  • Freshly shredded Parmesan cheese works best for this recipe.

  • Make sure chicken reaches an internal temperature of at least 165º.

  • Use unsalted butter and unsalted chicken broth to lower the sodium content if desired.

  • Add in cooked crumbled bacon to this meal for added flavor if desired.

  • If you would like to add more spice to this dish, add in extra red pepper flakes.

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Creamy Chicken & Gnocchi

This creamy chicken and gnocchi is a one pan recipe the whole family loves!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Dinner chicken gnocchi one pan meal


  • 2 large chicken breasts sliced into cubes
  • 1/2 cup of flour
  • 1/2 tsp each of salt pepper, paprika, garlic powder
  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • 2 TBSP butter
  • 2 TBSP of minced garlic
  • 1 cup of chicken broth
  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 1 cup of Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp each of oregano thyme, and red pepper flakes
  • 1/3 cup of chopped sun dried tomatoes
  • 1 pack of gnocchi


  • Mix together flour, salt, pepper, garlic, and paprika.
  • Dredge chicken breasts into the flour/seasoning mixture (salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder).
  • In a skillet heat olive oil and butter on medium high heat.
  • Cook chicken 4-5 minutes on each side until golden brown and it reaches 165 degrees.
  • Take the chicken out of the skillet and put aside.
  • Add garlic, chicken broth, heavy cream, Parmesan cheese, and stir continuously.
  • Add the sun dried tomatoes, red pepper flakes, oregano, and thyme
  • Stir together well and let simmer (I lower the heat to about medium low/low).
  • Add one package of gnocchi, cover, and let cook for a 2-3 minutes or until gnocchi are cooked to your liking.
  • Once gnocchi is tender add chicken back to the skillet and serve.
  • Enjoy!


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  1. 5 stars
    This was a hit with my family. I used the frozen Trader Joe’s sage Gnocchi and it worked out really well. Will cook again.

  2. 4 stars
    Family loved this one! Next time I would drain some oil from the sun dried tomatoes but that is just a personal preference.

  3. 5 stars
    This was very good even my 4yo grandson enjoyed it. I modified it slightly and swapped the tomatoes for roasted peppers and added fresh spinach. Overall love Luke’s quick and easy recipes.

  4. Awesome looking recipe, plan to make it tonight! I’ve been searching for that flour divider you used but can’t find it…what product is that?

    1. 5 stars
      Go to the top of this page, on the upper right hand side there’s a link “Favorite Products”, he’s got it linked there

  5. 5 stars
    Made it exactly as written (with a smidge more crushed red pepper). Whole family fell in love with it! Will definitely be adding this to our rotation.

    1. 5 stars
      Made this tonight and it was DELICIOUS! I did do a few things differently. My package of chicken breasts had 3 in it and I also wanted to add a vegetable (frozen peas), so I altered the recipe as follows:

      3 chicken breasts, cubed
      3/4 cup flour
      1/2 tsp Salt
      1/4 tsp pepper
      3/4 tsp Onion Powder
      3/4 tsp garlic powder
      3/4 tsp Smoked Paprika
      3 TBSP butter
      3 TBSP avocado oil
      3 TBSP minced garlic
      1 1/2 cup chicken stock
      1 cup heavy cream
      1 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
      3/4 tsp oregano
      3/4 tsp thyme
      1/2 tsp Truffle salt
      12oz bag frozen leas, thawed
      1 pkg gnocchi

      Then I followed the original directions. My kids absolutely LOVED it, and the addition of the leas made it a “full” meal for us 😊

  6. 5 stars
    My family loved it. We added spinach. Only put in 1/2 tsp red pepper. My 8 yr old said still a little spicy for her but she liked it.

  7. 5 stars
    Made this last night but changed a few things. Used rotisserie chicken since that’s what I had on hand, added some veggies, and omitted the crushed red pepper since I have 2 toddlers. My husband gave it a 10/10! By far one of the top 10 meals I’ve ever made, he said. Thank you so much for the recipe!

  8. 4 stars
    We made this tonight, pretty good albeit very spicy for my liking. Those red pepper flakes really gave it a super big kick I wasn’t too fond of, may try it again without as much or any red pepper flakes.

  9. Made this tonight and it was delicious!! Didn’t have chicken stock used water and a third cup more hwc. Hubby loved it as well!

  10. 5 stars
    This meal was delicious we made this in a pinch when I get home from work and it taste like I took and hour to make it

  11. 2 stars
    I wasn’t a fan at all. It would be helpful to have a time reference for the step regarding simmering before adding the gnocchi. I wanted to like it but it’s a hard pass for us.

  12. 5 stars
    My husband absolutely loved this recipe! He went back for thirds and even though there were just he and I eating it there was none left at the end of the meal.

  13. 5 stars
    Delicious! I didn’t have Parmesan so I used Asiago. I also substituted the sun dried tomatoes for broccoli since we didn’t have those either. My whole family loved it!!

  14. 5 stars
    Easy to make, hard to mess up. I definitely recommend draining the sun dried tomato’s- and I’ll probably do a bit less of them next time but this was SO DELICIOUS regardless. As someone who hasn’t really made gnocchi at home before- I was worried it wouldn’t cook this way. It sure did. All so super yummy. I didn’t think it was spicy at all despite some other reviewers- but I love spicy so I’ll probably add even more red pepper flakes next time and I will probably also add some spinach for a bit of nutrition as many others have suggested. Yum!!

  15. 5 stars
    Rich and delicious. I used jarred red peppers instead of sun dried tomatoes and added baby bella mushrooms. Great dish!

  16. 5 stars
    Super yummy and easy to prepare!!! My next comfort dish!

    I didn’t have Parmesan available so I substitute it with Asiago and just as delicious! I also added mushrooms to the dish as well.

  17. 5 stars
    This was delicious! I am so glad I found your site. I have made many of your recipes, and my family has loved every single one!

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