Organic Emily

Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup

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Rich, creamy and comforting! Perfect soup on those cold winter days!

Recipe

3 tablespoons butter

3 tablespoons olive oil

1 onion, chopped

4 carrots, chopped

2 ribs celery, chopped

4 cloves garlic, minced

1/3 cup flour

2 breasts chicken

1 lb. gnocchi

4 cups chicken broth

1 and 1/2 cups half and half

4 cups fresh spinach

1 tablespoon fresh basil

Parmesan

Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper

In a skillet or shallow pan melt butter and add olive oil. Saute the onion, carrots, celery and garlic.  Add a 1 teaspoon salt. Once the onions are translucent add the flour. Cook for one minute stirring constantly. Add 1 of the cups of chicken broth and mix until thickened.  Transfer to the slow cooker.  Add the remaining chicken broth, gnocchi, half and half and chicken.  Cook on low for 6-7 hours or on high for 3-4.  Add the spinach and basil. Heat through for a few minutes, add salt if needed, pepper and Parmesan cheese. Serve.

Emily Saddler

Emily is first a wife to her best friend Ryan, homeschool mom of 7 awesome kids, Holistic Health Practitioner in the state of Utah and Traditional Naturopath outside of the state of Utah, master gardener, yoga/pilates instructor, certified clinical and master herbalist, licensed massage therapist, and doula. She is a very passionate advocate of all things Mother Nature! Emily maintains a blog called “The Organic Farm Girl” where she shares gardening advice, delicious recipes made with fresh, organic ingredients, herbal and natural home care product recipes and loves teaching classes on gardening, plant identification and herbal remedy workshops. Check out the events and classes page for more info.

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