Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Slow Cooker Chicken & Gnocchi Soup

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Slow Cooker Chicken & Gnocchi Soup | Creamy & garlicky soup with bits of gnocchi, chicken, carrots, and spinach! YUM! #recipe

Slow cooker soups are just awesome. I love not having my stove on for excessive amounts of time and heating up the house. I don't want to have to shed layers of clothes I just piled on because it's fall! I want to be a little chilly (I am an ice queen most of the time!) and enjoy my bowl of delicious gnocchi soup!

Slow Cooker Chicken & Gnocchi Soup | Creamy & garlicky soup with bits of gnocchi, chicken, carrots, and spinach! YUM! #recipe

When I went to make this soup, I had every intention of following it like it was written. I do that most of the time when I make a recipe for the first time. However, I could not find the creamy garlic starter sauce that the original recipe called for...so I kind of had to come up with my own. So this is a bit of an adapted recipe, but still very delicious. It's creamy, garlicky, and has some great textures and flavors with the chicken, gnocchi, carrots, and spinach :)


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What you need:
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 Tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp. flour
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper
  • 12 oz. chicken broth
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1/2 small onion, diced
  • 2 cups cooked chicken, diced
  • 8 oz. frozen potato gnocchi
  • 1 Tbsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup baby spinach, chopped
Directions:
  1. Melt butter in medium saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and saute for 1 minute.
  2. Slowly whisk in flour. Cook for 1 more minute.
  3. Add milk, little by little, whisking well after each addition. Then let thicken for about 5 minutes.
  4. Add a good handful of cheese or more and salt and pepper, to taste.
  5. Pour into slow cooker with chicken broth and mix well.
  6. Add carrots, onion, chicken, gnocchi, and Italian seasoning.
  7. Cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours.
  8. 30 minutes prior to serving, add spinach.
    Slow Cooker Chicken & Gnocchi Soup | Creamy & garlicky soup with bits of gnocchi, chicken, carrots, and spinach! YUM! #recipe

    Recipe adapted from Eat At Home Cooks

    Recreated by Colie's Kitchen for Jan 2015 SRC {here}

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