Fluffy clouds of potato gnocchi, tender bites of chicken and fresh spinach swimming in a sea of thick, rich broth. Another restaurant knock-off. Copycat chicken and gnocchi soup similar to the one served at Olive Garden.
My Mom is a lady who likes to lunch. With friends. Olive Garden is one of her haunts and her favorite is the chicken and gnocchi soup. Of course I had to recreate it for her at home. Which may or may not have been a mistake since she likes mine better.
I have a feeling I’ll be making this a lot. Given my love of soup I don’t mind one single bit. It’s another to add to my repertoire.
You can find potato gnocchi in the refrigerated Italian section of your market and in the pasta aisle and in the frozen foods next to the ravioli. I prefer the fresh, refrigerated type or the frozen.
A rotisserie chicken works well here as does leftover roasted or baked chicken.
It doesn’t matter if you’ve eaten this soup before or not. You’re bound to like it. It’s the kind of soup that hugs you from the inside out and the outside in.
Soup for the soul.