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Chicken and Dumplings

Potato Gnocchi in a chicken ala king-inspired broth, with carrots, celery, onions, peas, and thyme.

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Cuisine: American
Prep Method: Boiled



Prep Time

45 Mins

Cook Time

15 Mins


Serves 10


Potato Gnocchi in a chicken ala king-inspired broth, with carrots, celery, onions, peas, and thyme.


  • 2 16 oz packages (906 g) Gnocchi, Prepackaged

Chicken ala King

  • 2 cups (280 g) Chicken, thighs skinless and boneless, Cooked, Cubed or Shredded
  • 2 cups (256 g) Carrots, Diced
  • 2 cups (202 g) Celery, Diced
  • ½ cup (26 g) Onion, Diced
  • 3 tbsp (24 g) Garlic, Minced
  • 1 tbsp (4 g) Thyme, Fresh Leaves
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) Vegetable Oil
  • ½ cup (72 g) Peas
  • 2 qt. (1892 ml) Chicken Broth, Low Sodium
  • ½ cup (118 ml) Heavy Cream
  • 4 oz (113 g) Butter
  • 4 oz (113 g) All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 tbsp (17 g) Salt
  • 1 tbsp (7 g) Black Pepper, Ground


  1. Gather all ingredients and equipment needed.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add a pinch of salt to the water and reduce the heat of the water to a simmer.
  3. Add the gnocchi and allow them to gently poach in the water until they float (about 2-3 minutes).
  4. Remove the gnocchi from the water using a slotted spoon or kitchen spider. Place the gnocchi into a bowl of cold water briefly. This will stop the cooking process. The gnocchi should be drained briefly on a paper towel, and then arranged on a lightly oiled baking sheet.
  5. In a small frying pan or skillet, add butter, melt on low heat, and then whisk in all-purpose flour to make the roux. Turn off the heat and set aside.
  6. In a large pot, on medium-high heat, add vegetable oil, sauté carrots for about 2-3 minutes, then add celery, and onions, and sauté for another 2-3 minutes, then add garlic and sauté for 1 minute.
  7. Add chicken broth, boil, then bring down to a simmer, whisk in roux until broth thickens, then add heavy cream and stir.
  8. Then add in cooked chicken, peas and fresh thyme leaves, cooked gnocchi and gently stir.
  9. To serve, ladle chicken and dumplings into individual bowls or a large serving dish.


Substitue store-bought gnocchi for this Easy homemade potato gnocchi recipe.


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