Chicken & Kale Gnocchi Bake
If there was ever a match made in heaven, this comforting gnocchi recipe with chicken and kale would be it! The perfect pairing combines succulent chicken, with pillowy gnocchi, crispy kale and a lush dijon cream sauce in one comforting bite.
This no fuss tray bake of chicken, gnocchi and crispy kale is the easiest and quickest weeknight meal. Finished in a french inspired, dijon cream sauce this family pleasing one pan meal, comes together in under 30 minutes with 9 ingredients
Gnocchi is a great versatile ingredient. It’s easy to make, and it can be boiled or roasted to yield a variety of delicious results in a range of dishes.
This comforting dish is the perfect dinner all year round, but I love it especially in the colder months. The gnocchi cooks gently in the stock becoming pillowy and soft in the middle, and shatteringly crispy on the outside thanks to the air fryer. The addition of the crispy kale adds a lovely textural contrast, while the chicken keeps things filling without being heavy. A light splash of cream into the pan juices and stock brings all the flavours together to finish the dish.
You could also make Creamy Chicken and Kale Gnocchi with rotisserie chicken if you are trying to use up your Sunday Roast leftovers on a Monday. Simply leave the raw chicken thighs out of the recipe, then add your rotisserie chicken pieces into the air fryer basket for the final 4 minutes of cooking to warm them up. Serving chicken with this gooey gnocchi mix makes for a comforting, yet and savoury dish – and a sneaky way to get your family to eat their greens!
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can I make this gluten-free?
Yes, you can make it gluten-free by choosing a gluten-free gnocchi or making your own gnocchi using GF flour.
Can I make this vegan?
Absolutely! Remove the chicken and make sure to choose vegan-friendly gnocchi and use oat cream. Add vegan cheese for a delicious finish.