Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Chicken Gnocchi Soup (AKA Annie Oakley Soup)

Sunday Night Soup... Perfect!
I may never want a chicken noodle soup again.  We made this... We were licking the bowl.  We even brought our super cool neighbors some big bowls of it.  They didn't know what I was talking about when I offered some hot Chicken Gnocchi soup... The husband called it Annie Oakley soup:)  Why not... sounds a lot like it. 
A couple ingredients, a big pot, and voila... You have some serious comfort food.  Even enough to share with your neighbors if you like them as much as we like ours! 

Chicken Gnocchi Soup
originally from AllRecipes

Printable Version

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 3 stalks celery, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 carrots, shredded
  • 1 rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 (16 ounce) package mini potato gnocchi
  • 1 (6 ounce) bag baby spinach leaves
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons cold water (optional)
  • 2 cups half-and-half cream
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Cook onion, celery, garlic, and carrots in the hot oil until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in shredded chicken and chicken broth; bring to a simmer.               

Stir gnocchi into the simmering soup and cook until they begin to float, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in spinach; cook until wilted, about 3 additional minutes.               

Whisk cornstarch into cold water until smooth. Stir cornstarch mixture and half-and-half into simmering soup. Cook until soup thickens slightly, about 5 minutes. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.        


The Mom


  1. Annie Oakley soup is THE BEST and so are our neighbors!!

  2. Found your soup on Pinterest! It looks incredible, I can't wait to try it! I am a new follower.

    1. Hi! I hope you like it! We Loved it! Our new "sick soup", and if I'm ever out of gnocchi I will sub noodles! Thanks for visiting:)

  3. I too found this recipe via Pinterest. I posted it on my weekly menu ( this week and I'm making it for dinner tonight. I'm really excited for a new take on the regular chicken noodle soup! Thanks for posting!