Recipe By CURTLY
Published Mar 5th
Prep 15m Cook 30m Additional - Ready In 45m
Servings 2 servings Calories 843.6

This chicken with gnocchi recipe is very quick and easy to make. I have made this dish for many dinner parties. Friends and family keep coming back for more.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1 lemon, juiced, divided
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 sprigs finely chopped rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ½ (14.5 ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups gnocchi
  • ½ (8 ounce) package fresh spinach

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Combine bacon and onion in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Set aside.
  2. 2 Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Add chicken and 1/2 of the lemon juice and cook until no longer pink in the centers and juices run clear, 5 to 7 minutes per side.
  3. 3 Meanwhile, mix balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, rosemary, red pepper flakes, and remaining lemon juice together in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until mixture bubbles, 5 to 7 minutes. Add tomatoes with some of their juice and continue to simmer while chicken finishes cooking.
  4. 4 Melt butter in a pan over medium heat. Pan-fry gnocchi in the hot butter until golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes.
  5. 5 Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add spinach, cover, and steam until tender, 2 to 6 minutes.
  6. 6 Place bacon and onion onto a serving plate and top with spinach, gnocchi, and chicken, in that order. Drizzle with tomato-balsamic sauce.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 843.6
  • Carbohydrate 69.6 g
  • Cholesterol 165.5 mg
  • Fat 48.3 g
  • Fiber 8.1 g
  • Protein 39.2 g
  • Saturated Fat 23.3 g
  • Sodium 941.9 mg
  • Sugar 22.7 g


  1. Used the bacon grease to saute the chicken, much better flavor except for the chronically fat-opposed.
  2. Great meal for a special occasion, but for me at least, too many steps for the average weeknight dinner. I did make a few changes. First, I increased the quantity for more servings, and then I changed the order of how I made everything to go with how they were layered onto the platter. I - Read more ...

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