Chicken Gnocchi Skillet

Homey Chicken and Gnocchi Recipe that cooks up in minutes in your favorite skillet! Our Chicken Gnocchi Skillet is loaded with veggies and tastes like home. 

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Just a couple weeks ago I went up to Pittsburgh to visit some of my favorite people, my friends at DeLallo Foods.

Pittsburgh, PA

We spent an evening exploring the Andy Warhol Museum, dining at Butcher and the Rye, and watching the Pirates – Red Sox game from box seats. I love Pittsburgh… Go Bucs!

Pittsburgh, PA

Then we spent time with the DeLallo family, learning why their business is so unique, and of course sampling their amazing products.

Truly, I have yet to find a DeLallo product I don’t like… and that is really saying something.

DeLallo Store

After exploring the DeLallo store in Jeannette, Pennsylvania we settled into cooking mode, making the most ridiculously rich and buttery stuffed pasta you will ever taste.

I’m going to have to try replicating this at home… I’ll get back to you with a recipe.

#DeLalloVIPs#DeLalloVIPs making homemade mushroom ravioli.

I came home inspired to make lots and lots of pasta dishes, starting with my favorite pasta for fall DeLallo Potato Gnocchi.

Today’s easy Chicken Gnocchi Skillet is a cozy dinner you can make in minutes with all the best flavors of home: fresh chicken breast, pillowy potato gnocchi, carrots, onions, sweet red Italian peppers, garlic… and a little cheese.

I used DeLallo’s classic potato gnocchi, but you could use their whole wheat gnocchi, or even their gluten free gnocchi.

Easy Gnocchi Recipe - Chicken Gnocchi Skillet! #fall #skillet #chicken

I started this comforting Chicken Gnocchi Skillet by boiling the gnocchi, and sautéing chicken and veggies in a large skillet.

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Once the gnocchi rises to the top of the water, scoop it into the skillet and finish the dish with sweet peas, a little parsley, and cheese.

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Gnocchi Recipe Step 5 - Chicken Gnocchi Skillet! #fall #skillet #chicken

This Chicken Gnocchi Skillet is so easy, and oh so delicious. Who could resist?

Why would they even try?

Simple Gnocchi Recipe - Chicken Gnocchi Skillet! #fall #skillet #chicken

My family enjoyed this Chicken Gnocchi Skillet with a big green salad, topped with DeLallo SaladSavors.

Simple Yummy Gnocchi Recipe - Chicken Gnocchi Skillet! #fall #skillet #chicken

And of course they asked for seconds.

Yummy Gnocchi Recipe - Chicken Gnocchi Skillet! #fall #skillet #chicken

Gnocchi Recipe - Chicken Gnocchi Skillet

Yield: 4-6 servings

Prep Time:15 minutes

Cook Time:15 minutes

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  • 1 pound DeLallo Potato Gnocchi (Classic or Whole Wheat)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 large carrots, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 – 1 1/4 pounds chicken breast, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 long Italian sweet pepper (or red bell pepper) sliced
  • 2/3 cup frozen sweet peas
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper *optional
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Place a large pot of salty water over high heat  and bring to a boil. Place a skillet on another burner over medium-high heat.
  2. Once the water is boiling… Add the butter, onions, carrots, and garlic to the skillet. Sautee for 2-3 minutes, then drop the DeLallo gnocchi in the boiling water. Stir and bring back to a boil.
  3. Add the chicken to the skillet at the same time you add the gnocchi to the boiling water. Salt and pepper, then saute for 2-3 minutes. Add the red italian peppers and stir.
  4. After 3-4 minutes the gnocchi should start rising to the top. Use a skimmer to scoop the gnocchi out of the boiling water and into the skillet. Reserve the pasta water.
  5. Now add the frozen peas, Dijon mustard, crushed red pepper, and 1/3 cup of salty pasta water to the skillet. Stir to coat and thaw the peas. Add the cheese and parsley. Stir to melt the cheese, then salt and pepper to taste and serve immediately.
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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by DeLallo Foods. All opinions are my own.


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195 comments on “Chicken Gnocchi Skillet

  1. Kateposted January 17, 2018 at 2:09 pm Reply

    I made this Cheese Gnocchi with Potato and it was a big hit. Super easy to make and delicious. The little bit that was left over heated up well. Thanks again for ANOTHER fabulous one pan recipe!

    Rating: 5
  2. Cheryl Moulthropposted October 13, 2014 at 6:48 am Reply

    i have never made gnocchi but would love to try this recipe..

  3. Julieposted October 12, 2014 at 9:10 pm Reply

    Butter, salt, pepper and most any cheese!

  4. Kristinaposted October 12, 2014 at 8:39 pm Reply

    I have never eaten gnocchi, but it does look good.

  5. Christina Owsiakposted October 12, 2014 at 8:22 pm Reply

    Love with brown butter and roasted butternut squash, season with some nutmeg and cinnamon. Yum!

  6. Allison (Spontaneous Tomato)posted October 12, 2014 at 8:13 pm Reply

    I love gnocchi with gorgonzola cream sauce or with pesto.

  7. Flaviaposted October 12, 2014 at 7:56 pm Reply

    My favorite way to prepare gnocchi is with my homemade Ragu Bolognese. It’s a very traditional Italian preparation and delicious!

  8. Brittany R.posted October 12, 2014 at 7:44 pm Reply

    Gnocchi in a creamy soup is my absute favorite way to prepare / eat gnocchi. Ugh, SO dang good and satisfying!

  9. Joyce Chatmanposted October 12, 2014 at 7:44 pm Reply

    I like to add it to my chicken soup. Instead of putting noddles, I add the gnocchi.

  10. Brenda F.posted October 12, 2014 at 7:35 pm Reply

    I love gnocchi with a simple butter sauce and garlic.

  11. Annmarie W.posted October 12, 2014 at 6:59 pm Reply

    I personally have never made gnocchi yet. But I love to have it in a creamy soup!

  12. carolineposted October 12, 2014 at 8:05 pm Reply


  13. Renee Gposted October 12, 2014 at 5:58 pm Reply

    I love gnocchi in soup.

  14. Alice @ Hip Foodie Momposted October 12, 2014 at 4:32 pm Reply

    Pan-fried gnocchi with vegetables!

  15. Carmen Nposted October 12, 2014 at 3:44 pm Reply

    I’ve never actually made gnocchi before – I want to though; it sounds delicious

  16. Rebecca {foodie with family}posted October 12, 2014 at 8:19 am Reply

    Don’t laugh at me… I order Delallo Gnocchi by the case from Amazon. It’s one of my favourite things ever. :D This skillet dish looks amaaaaazing!

  17. Sarah Cposted October 11, 2014 at 9:33 pm Reply

    I have never made gnocchi before, but I would love to try a good recipe.

  18. Meghan Finleyposted October 11, 2014 at 8:14 pm Reply

    i love it with chicken

  19. [email protected]posted October 11, 2014 at 11:06 am Reply

    This is the perfect combo of flavors, just lovely!

  20. barbara nposted October 11, 2014 at 8:03 am Reply

    I love to serve gnocchi with a sage butter sauce!

  21. Leelaposted October 11, 2014 at 2:42 am Reply

    I like my gnocchi with marinara sauce and plenty of parmesan cheese.

  22. Tricia Zposted October 9, 2014 at 10:13 pm Reply

    With veggies and pasta sauce.

  23. shaunieposted October 9, 2014 at 10:05 pm Reply

    I like to make it with tomato sauce

  24. Amy Sposted October 9, 2014 at 9:55 pm Reply

    I’ve never made gnocchi before but this look delicious!

  25. Stevieposted October 9, 2014 at 7:11 pm Reply

    I have no idea how to prepare gnochi. I just love it at restaurants. I would love to try and cook if I win this :)

  26. Shanaposted October 9, 2014 at 3:26 pm Reply

    I like it pretty simple with gooey melted cheese and a vodka-y sauce. Mmm..

  27. Karen Sueposted October 9, 2014 at 1:06 pm Reply

    I “think” I made it once, however, we did not care for it. I think I need to try a different receipe cause yours looks delicious

  28. Alison H.posted October 9, 2014 at 12:07 pm Reply

    I love to make the copycat Olive Garden gnocchi soup!

  29. ChristinaWposted October 9, 2014 at 11:38 am Reply

    The gnocchi recipe looks great!

  30. Lori @ RecipeGirlposted October 9, 2014 at 9:11 am Reply

    This looks like an awesome dinner!

  31. Michele Behlenposted October 9, 2014 at 8:38 am Reply

    I have never prepared gnocchi all though I have eaten it.

  32. Amandaposted October 9, 2014 at 7:24 am Reply

    Gnocchi with brown butter, parm and bacon!!

  33. Marinaposted October 9, 2014 at 6:55 am Reply

    I’ve never prepared it at home. However, the times I’ve ordered it at OHSO (neighborhood eatery) it has been a spectacular Mac & Cheese version with gnocchi instead of Mac!

  34. karenposted October 8, 2014 at 10:52 pm Reply

    I like to smother gnocchi in a quick sauce of sweet peppers and tomatoes, add some fresh mozzarella, and bake in the oven.

  35. Tara OBrienposted October 8, 2014 at 10:21 pm Reply

    I love gnocchi with browned butter, parmesan and sage–YUM!

  36. Tiffanyposted October 8, 2014 at 5:28 pm Reply

    I love sweet potato gnocchi with a sweet maple sauce!

  37. Karen Lynchposted October 8, 2014 at 5:13 pm Reply

    I have never had it, but recently bought a box. This recipe is just what I needed .

  38. Juli Vposted October 8, 2014 at 2:57 pm Reply

    I usually keep it simple – butter and parm cheese – but gnocchi is good any way!

  39. Jennie @themessybakerblogposted October 8, 2014 at 12:17 pm Reply

    What a fun experience. I could eat pasta every single day. Love this gnocchi dish.

  40. Diane Jposted October 8, 2014 at 11:52 am Reply

    This looks wonderful! Love pasta, it is a pantry staple at our house.

  41. candiceposted October 8, 2014 at 11:16 am Reply

    I’ve never prepared gnocchi.

  42. Sarahposted October 8, 2014 at 10:38 am Reply

    I love gnocchi with fresh veggies and Trader Joe’s many cloves of garlic sauce.

  43. Hemaposted October 8, 2014 at 1:04 am Reply

    My first encounter with Gnocchi wasn’t too good. Maybe this recipe will make it taste better.

  44. Martiposted October 7, 2014 at 10:44 pm Reply

    I like gnocchi with butter and parm.

  45. Heatherposted October 7, 2014 at 8:51 pm Reply

    I am a little embarrassed to say I have never cooked gnocchi at home! This meal sounds delicious! I am going to try this with my family.