Easy, quick, and delicious…Everything you want in a weeknight meal! Cooking the gnocchi (potato dumplings) this way is exceptional. The base actually tastes like a light chicken pot pie! So satisfying, each serving has 352 calories, 6 grams of fat, and 7 Blue WW Freestyle Points and 7 Green.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
1 cup onions, chopped
1 cup celery, thinly sliced
1 cup carrots, chopped
2 tablespoons reduced-fat butter
½ teaspoon thyme
½ teaspoon sage
A little salt and pepper
1½ cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
¾ cup water
1 (17.5-ounce) package potato gnocchi (dumplings), see shopping tips
2 cups cooked chicken
½ cup frozen peas
¼ cup reduced-fat milk
1. Cook onions, celery, carrots, in microwave for 3 minutes, to soften a little.
2. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Stir in soften vegetables. Add thyme and a pinch each of salt and pepper. Cook, stirring, until the vegetables are soft, about 5 minutes. Add chicken broth and ¾ cup water and bring to a boil. Stir in gnocchi, breaking apart any that are sticking together. Cover and simmer until gnocchi is just tender, about 5 minutes.
3. Uncover pan and stir in cooked chicken, peas, and milk. Cook until slightly thickened, about 2 minutes; season with more salt and pepper, if desired.
Makes 4 servings
You can find packages of potato gnocchi in the refrigerated, pasta section of the supermarket. Sometimes it’s in the shelf-stable, dry pasta section. I used Trader Joe’s Gnocchi Italian. Although their pkg. is a 17.6-ounce package, just use 16 ounces.
You can replace the gnocchi with frozen hash brown potatoes (cubed not shredded). Thaw potatoes first. Coat a nonstick pan with olive oil spray and cook until potatoes are browned. Then add to the remaining ingredients.
WW Freestyle SmartPoints 7-Blue
WW Freestyle Points 7-Green
WW Points Plus 9
|SKINNY FACTS: for 1 serving
352 calories, 6g fat, 1g sat. fat, 55mg chol, 24g protein, 53g carbs, 5g fiber, 870mg sod, 7g sugar
|FACTS: for Freestyle Points
227 calories, 0g sat. fat, 5g protein, 3g sugar