This Chicken Gnocchi Stew is the perfect fall recipe- filling and flavorful. It is super easy and simple to make for company or just your family.
Guys I’m back at it again! I just love my slow cooker. To think I only got one last year. I don’t know what I was doing before that. I feel like I lived a half life. I just love making stews around this time of the year. And the weather is officially turning on the cooler side in south Florida! And by turning I mean it is in the hi 70’s low 80’s. But I’ll take it because anything is better than the summer highs. I am so excited when I can open up the patio door and feel a cool breeze going during dinner. I’m from the islands so outdoor indoor living is a way of life. Which makes this chicken Gnocchi Stew (Slow cooker) a must try!
If it was possible I would literally drink this as a soup! I love the deep flavors that I got out of these simple ingredients. I added a few anchovies in this recipe because I have been on a umami journey. Every day ingredients can have another dimension to them with the right flavor combos. For the base or sauce or gravy in this dish- I pared mushrooms, fire roasted tomatoes and anchovies for what I call my earthy stew.
This is after 2 hours in the slow cooker. Anddddddddd… I just thought of another thing- most slow cooker recipes if they are to be successful they need to start in a pot. I truly believe that any meat needs to be “browned” in a pot before adding it to the slow cooker. A couple of things happen- the fat from the meat is reduced and the skin crisps up which is a MUST!
I’m so happy that the kids love gnocchi! They are so good in stews. Adding gnocchi to anything is a win in my book. But also they add a richness to the stew and thickens the gravy/ sauce/
I hope you guys give this a try. I know I loved it. The kids loved it. And the Abdel loved it especially the next day for lunch. Make it and tag me so I can see your pictures. I love seeing them on Pinterest and Insta!
Love and Peace,
This Chicken Gnocchi Stew is the perfect fall stew that is light and flavorful. It is super easy and simple to make for company or just your family.
- 4 Chicken Thigh Bone-in and skin on
- 1 Can Fire Roasted Plum Tomatoes
- 4 Fillets Anchovies
- 1/2 Teaspoon Crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
- 5 Cloves Garlic minced
- 1 Teaspoon Paprika
- 1 Large Onion Chopped
- 4 Oz Mushroom Chopped
- 3 Sprigs Rosemary Chopped
- salt and pepper to taste(I used 1 teaspoon of each)
Season chicken with salt, paprika and pepper - (place in a ziplock bag and place in the fridge for up t 24 hours).
Preheat a large cast iron skillet. Add the oil. Brown to chicken on eat side for about 2 minute. Transfer to the slow cooker. Drain the extra fat. Add the onion and anchovies. Sauté for 5 minutes then add the mushrooms, garlic and thyme. Add tomatoes and allow to bubble. Transfer the sauce to the slow cooker and pour over chicken.
Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or low on 6 hours. Gently stir in gnocchi into slow cooker; Cook 25- 30 minter until gnocchi are tender and chicken is 165F. Start checking chicken temp at hour 3 on High. Sprinkle with Parsley or cilantro or BOTH! Serve warm.