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Chicken and Kale Gnocchi Bake

  • Author: Jess Bunn
  • Total Time: 29 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings


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.


  • 1 onion, very thinly sliced
  • 4 chicken thighs
  • 3/4 cup Veg stock
  • 50ml double cream
  • 70g kale (remove stems and slice)
  • 500g Gnocchi
  • 2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • Two cloves garlic
  • Tsp chilli flakes



  1. Thinly slice onions. Remove stems from the kale, and cut the leaves into bite-sized pieces. The stems of the kale can be thinly sliced and added in with the onions to cook if you wish.
  2. Take the rack out of the air fryer, and add the thinly sliced onions, crushed garlic, and a sprinkle of chili flakes into the base of the air frying basket. Add the dijon mustard, then pour over the stock and mix everything together.
  3. Add the chicken on top of the stock and onions. Brush the chicken with olive oil, then season with salt and pepper.
  4. Nestle the gnocchi around the chicken, into the stock, then air fry at 195 degrees for 20 minutes, until the chicken is crisp and the gnocchi is golden.
  5. When the time is up, lift out the chicken, and stir in the kale and cream. Ensure the kale is nestled within the liquid, and add the chicken on top of the kale.
  6. Cook for 2-4 minutes more at 185C, until the kale, is wilted, cooked through, and a little bit crispy. Spoon onto plates and serve immediately!


  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 24
  • Category: Mains
  • Method: Air Fry
  • Cuisine: Italian-inspired

Keywords: Chicken, Gnocchi

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