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chicken and gnocchi soup in slow cooker

Slow Cooker Chicken and Gnocchi Soup

Are you a fan of that famous restaurant chicken and gnocchi soup? I've just updated my recipe and now it's even better than any you can find! Packed full of rich creamy flavor, tons of chicken and plenty of gnocchi, this dinner is fit for any family meal! 
Course Soup
Cuisine American, Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Servings 6 approx 1.5 cup servings
Calories 353kcal


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 carrots peeled and finely chopped
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon herb and garlic seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 ½ cups chicken broth
  • 12 oz evaporated milk (for later)
  • 18 oz dried gnocchi (1 package, for later)
  • 2 oz baby spinach (for later)


  • Add chicken, carrots, seasonings, and cornstarch to slow cooker
  • Toss to coat well
  • Slowly stir in chicken broth, stirring to make sure cornstarch dissolves
  • Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 6-8
  • Shred chicken with forks (or break apart into large chunks)
  • Add cream, gnocchi and spinach
  • Cover and return to high heat for 15-30 minutes until gnocchi is cooked tender and soup is fully heated through


Instead of herb and garlic seasoning, you can use 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning + 1 teaspoon onion powder + 1 teaspoon garlic powder
After cooking, taste and add additional salt as needed, I added another ½ teaspoon.
Chicken can be chopped before cooking or added in whole pieces and shredded after cooking.


Calories: 353kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 661mg | Potassium: 569mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 4450IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 205mg | Iron: 4.6mg