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Spicy chicken gnocchi recipe

Spicy chicken gnocchi recipe

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This easy and filling gnocchi recipe is perfect for evenings when time is tight See method

  • Serves 4
  • 3 mins to prepare and 17 mins to cook
  • 322 calories / serving
  • Healthy


  • 1½ tbsp olive oil
  • 300g pack chicken breast fillets, sliced into strips
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 2 x 250g pack cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 reduced-salt chicken stock cube, made up to 175ml (optional)
  • 500g pack gnocchi
  • 125g baby spinach
  • 15g fresh basil, leaves picked

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    7g 10%
  • Saturates

    1g 6%
  • Sugars

    6g 6%
  • Salt

    1.7g 28%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 41.1g Protein 23.7g Fibre 4g


  1. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large frying pan over a medium-high heat. Add the chicken, season and fry for 5-7 mins until golden and cooked through. Remove from the pan and set aside. Add the garlic and most of the chilli to the pan and fry for 30 secs, then add half the tomatoes and the chicken stock (or 175ml of water). Cook for 7-10 mins, stirring occasionally until softened. Season to taste.
  2. Meanwhile, bring a large pan of salted water to the boil and cook the gnocchi to pack instructions. Drain well.
  3. Add the spinach to the frying pan and cook for 1 min or until slightly wilted. Remove from the heat and stir through the remaining cherry tomatoes, the chicken, gnocchi and most of the basil.
  4. Divide between 4 shallow bowls and top with extra freshly ground black pepper, the remaining chilli and basil leaves.

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