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Caprese Chicken Gnocchi Skillet

You are going to love this caprese chicken gnocchi skillet!  It is packed FULL of summery flavors, has only 7 ingredients, and cooks up in one pan!
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4
Calories: 503kcal


  • 500 gram gnocchi shelf stable; see note 1
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 chicken breasts chopped into bite-sized peices
  • salt & pepper generous
  • 3 cups cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 cup fresh basil chopped
  • 1 cup mozzarella shredded


  • Heat olive oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add the gnocchi and season generously with salt and pepper.
  • Cook, stirring occasionally for 15-20 minutes, until gnocchi is golden brown and slightly crispy. You may need to add additional olive oil if the pan gets too dry (it helps the gnocchi get crispy).
  • Remove the gnocchi from the pan and set aside.
  • If needed, add another tablespoon of olive oil to the pan. Add the chicken, season with salt and pepper, and cook for 5-7 minutes, until cooked through.
  • Return the gnocchi to the pan along with the tomatoes, basil and mozzarella.
  • Stir 1-2 minutes, until cheese is melted through. Serve immediately.



1- some readers have had success with fresh gnocchi; I have not tried with cauliflower gnocchi but it may also work.
Store in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
a) reheat in the microwave until steaming hot
b) reheat in a frying pan over medium heat until warmed through


Serving: 1/4 batch | Calories: 503kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 303mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 6g