Pressure Cooker Chicken Gnocchi Soup Recipe

by Valerie Gray, From Val's Kitchen

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Pressure Cooker Chicken Gnocchi Soup is a rich and filling comfort food, with the moist chicken and the vegetables surrounded by creamy filling broth. Making this soup in an electric pressure cooker saves time and energy, making it perfect to enjoy year round.

Pressure Cooker Chicken Gnocchi Soup Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Pressure Cooker Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Gnocchi is one of my favorite carbs. I can eat a plate full of gnocchi with nothing but butter salt and pepper and be a happy girl. Gnocchi, for those unfamiliar, are little potato filled dumplings. So basically they’re little bite sized pillows of comfort food.

My oldest asked me to make some creamy chicken soup. I love creamy soups, they are one of my favorite forms of comfort food. Making a creamy soup was no problem, but I was in the mood for some gnocchi. So, I decided to replace the noodles or rice that I would typically use with gnocchi. This Chicken Gnocchi Soup recipe adds one comfort food to another comfort food, yielding a heavenly combination that leaves you with a warm, full belly. The resulting soup is rich and filling, with the moist chicken and the vegetables surrounded by the creamy filling broth. Here’s how I make Pressure Cooker Chicken Gnocchi Soup.

Instant Pot Chicken Gnocchi Soup–A creamy soup with tender, moist bites of chicken, bacon crumbles, bright green leafy kale, Parmesan cheese and dumpling-like gnocchi.

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Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs uncooked boneless chicken breast
  • 2x 10 oz bags frozen potato gnocchi
  • 1x 10 oz bag frozen baby mixed vegetables
  • 2 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tbsp dried onion
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups light cream
  • 1/4 cup dried parmesan cheese (the kind in the shaker)
  • corn starch

Pressure Cooker Chicken Gnocchi Soup Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Instructions

Place about a third of the chicken broth into the pot.

Cut the chicken into bite sized pieces and add it into the pot.

Pour the remaining chicken broth into the pot.

Add in the seasonings and the dried parmesan cheese.

Place the frozen vegetables into the pot on top of the chicken.

Put the lid onto the pressure cooker and close it to seal.

Set the pressure cooker to cook on manual high pressure for 10 minutes.

Once the cooking cycle has finished, do a quick pressure release.

Set the pressure cooker to saute.

Pour the light cream into the pot and stir gently.

Place the frozen gnocchi into the pot.

Let the soup cook on saute for about 10 minutes, or enough time to let the gnocchi cook and soften.

Once the gnocchi is cooked you’re almost ready to serve. Decide if you like he texture of the soup as is or if you’d like it a bit thicker. I wanted mine to be thicker so I added about 2 tbsp of corn starch. If you add corn starch you’ll need to stir well gently, and press any remaining clumps of corn starch against the side to break them up.

Serve immediately once the soup has reached the consistency you desire.

Pressure Cooker Chicken Gnocchi Soup Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Pressure Cooker Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Pressure Cooker Chicken Gnocchi Soup Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Instructions

Place about a third of the chicken broth into the pot. Cut the chicken into bite sized pieces and add it into the pot. Pour the remaining chicken broth into the pot. Add in the seasonings and the dried parmesan cheese. Place the frozen vegetables into the pot on top of the chicken. Put the lid onto the pressure cooker and close it to seal. Set the pressure cooker to cook on manual high pressure for 10 minutes. Once the cooking cycle has finished, do a quick pressure release. Set the pressure cooker to saute. Pour the light cream into the pot and stir gently. Place the frozen gnocchi into the pot. Let the soup cook on saute for about 10 minutes, or enough time to let the gnocchi cook and soften. Once the gnocchi is cooked you're almost ready to serve. Decide if you like he texture of the soup as is or if you'd like it a bit thicker. I wanted mine to be thicker so I added about 2 tbsp of corn starch. If you add corn starch you'll need to stir well gently, and press any remaining clumps of corn starch against the side to break them up. Serve immediately once the soup has reached the consistency you desire.

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    14 comments

    pat. September 24, 2018 - 11:16 am

    “Tis time for warm soups.

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    Claudia Lamascolo September 24, 2018 - 3:08 pm

    This is interesting to use gnocchi in soup I would have never thought of that as we have only always had it for a main sauce meal Very intriguing.

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    Michelle September 24, 2018 - 9:45 pm

    I’ve never had a gnocchi soup but this looks so warm and comforting that i’ll have to try it soon 🙂

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    Marisa Franca September 25, 2018 - 6:51 am

    I do make gnocchi in soup but not these kind of gnocchi — how interesting. We usually have our gnocchi as a main dish or a delicious side. I bet they taste delicious and I love chicken soup.

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    Veena Azmanov September 25, 2018 - 8:15 am

    I love gnocchi but never use it usually in soup and I have never made it in a pressure cooker. How cool is this?. So simple and easy. I’m so looking forward to soup season.

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    Jyothi (Jo) September 25, 2018 - 9:24 am

    I particularly love all-things-gnocchi. It’s that humble soft potatoes that make a dish far delicious than you could imagine. This soup with chicken and gnocchi soup is just that. Looks hearty, delicious and too good to resist!

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    Denay DeGuzman September 25, 2018 - 4:44 pm

    Mmm…from your delicious images I can almost smell this fabulous Chicken Gnocchi Soup! Thank you so much for sharing this scrumptious recipe. It’s perfect for busy families.

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    Jenni LeBaron September 25, 2018 - 4:48 pm

    This looks like a straightforward and easy way to make a super rich and comforting meal. Perfect recipe for a cold fall night, especially when you want something really warm.

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    Stacie September 25, 2018 - 6:03 pm

    That looks so good! I’ve never tried my hand with this before. I think it’s just about time to try, though. OM nom nom.

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    Veronica Vilora Solomon September 25, 2018 - 6:20 pm

    Oh my word! I literally just though about a nice bowl of chicken gnocchi. Now I have to make this

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    Melissa Chapman September 25, 2018 - 6:21 pm

    The pressure cooker makes a meal in such a short period so I need to get one. Gnocchi does sound like a great carb and this soup looks like a real pleaser.

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    Catherine September 25, 2018 - 8:34 pm

    What a fabulous recipe! Makes me wish I had a pressure cooker…perfect Autumn meal for the family.

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    Toni | Boulder Locavore September 26, 2018 - 1:19 am

    That is so creamy! I love it!!

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    Joyce Brewer September 26, 2018 - 6:25 pm

    You taught me something new today. I figured gnocchi was a dumpling, but I had no idea thre was potato inside.

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