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Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Flavorful slow cooker creamy chicken, vegetable and gnocchi soup. An easy and comforting dinner, perfect for cooler months.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 hrs 45 mins
Total Time4 hrs 55 mins
Course: Soup
Servings: 6 plus

Ingredients

  • 1 lb boneless chicken breast
  • 3/4 C yellow onion chopped
  • 3/4 C celery chopped
  • 1 C carrots sliced
  • 7 oz can peas drained (roughly 3/4C)
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground white pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 C chicken broth
  • 2 C heavy cream
  • 2-3 Tb cornstarch
  • 16 oz mini potato gnocchi

Instructions

  • To the bowl of a 5-6 quart slow cooker add chicken, vegetables, spices, chicken broth and bay leaf. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 8 hours. Discard bay leaf. Remove chicken and shred with forks. Return chicken to slow cooker.
  • Whisk together cornstarch and heavy cream. Carefully add to slow cooker. Add uncooked mini potato gnocchi to the slow cooker. Return cover and cook for an additional 30-45 minutes or until gnocchi is cooked and desired soup thickness is reached. 
  • Serve warm with optional chives, chopped bacon or black pepper. 

Notes

*Recipe serves 6-10
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel