This recipe is from a cookbook I reviewed, Taste Of Home Best Loved Recipes. I love gnocchi and bet this would be great on a chilly fall evening.
Gnocchi Chicken Minestrone Recipe
Excerpted from Taste of Home: Best Loved Recipes: 1485 Favorites from the World’s #1 Food & Entertaining Magazine
By Taste of Home
Prep: 30 min.
Cook: 30 min.
Yield: 8 servings
1-¼ pounds chicken tenderloins, cut into ½-inch pieces
3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 each small green, sweet red and yellow peppers, finely chopped
1 medium zucchini, finely chopped
1 cup chopped fresh baby portobello mushrooms
1/3 cup chopped red onion
1/3 cup chopped prosciutto or deli ham
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 cans (14-½ ounces each) chicken broth
1 can (14-½ ounces) Italian diced tomatoes, undrained
¾ cup canned white kidney or cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
½ cup frozen peas
3 tablespoons tomato paste
1 package (16 ounces) potato gnocchi
½ cup shredded Asiago cheese
8 fresh basil leaves, thinly slicedr
Sprinkle chicken with oregano, salt and pepper. In a Dutch oven, saute chicken in 1 tablespoon oil until no longer pink. Remove from the pan and set aside.
In the same pan, cook the peppers, zucchini, mushrooms and onion in remaining oil until tender. Add prosciutto and garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add the broth, tomatoes, beans, peas, tomato paste and chicken. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Meanwhile, cook gnocchi according to package directions. Drain; stir into soup. Garnish each serving with cheese and basil. Yield: 8 servings (2-¾ quarts).
Nutrition Facts: 1-1/3 cups equals 324 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 59 mg cholesterol, 1,163 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 27 g protein.
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