Chicken & Potato Gnocchi Soup with fresh herbs

Chicken & Potato Gnocchi Soup with fresh herbs is a fantastic soup on any night. This brothy soup is full of chicken, soft gnocchi, fresh veggies and herbs.

Chicken and Gnocchi Soup |

This brothy soup is full of chicken, soft pillow-like gnocchi, fresh veggies and herbs.  The whole family will love it. Preparations for this soup is similar to a classic chicken noodle soup but with fresh herbs and fluffy gnocchi in place of noodles, gives this soup a unique and delicious twist.

My daughters love this soup.  It’s hands-down one of their favorites and, with out fail, they will ask for seconds every time.  It’s simple to make and full of fresh clean flavors.  If you are looking for a healthy choice soup that won’t lack in flavor, this is it!  Find the full printable recipe below.

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Start by bringing the chicken broth to a boil.  Add the chicken breast pieces and simmer.  As the chicken is cooking, chop the magic trio veggies.  Add the veggies to the simmering chicken stock.

Magic trio

Let the chicken cook in the broth for 15-20 minutes until cooked through.  Pull the chicken out, let cool slightly then shred or cube.  Put the chicken aside.  You’ll add the chicken back in when the gnocchi goes in.

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Once the veggies are crisp-tender (about 15 minutes from when they were added to the pot) add herbs, chicken and gnocchi. The chicken is already cooked and the gnocchi only takes a few minutes to cook.    Below is a picture of an herb (basil, oregano, parsley) butter I make and freeze in the Fall.  By making a freezer herb butter I can enjoy fresh herb flavors in my favorite dishes even when my herb garden is frozen over.  It’s awesome!

Chicken and Gnocchi Soup made with fresh herb butter |

Almost done

After just a few minutes, when the gnocchi is done, it will begin to float.

Gnocchi done

The starch from the gnocchi will thicken the soup just a bit.  Salt & pepper to taste and that’s it.  This soup is so good (and good for you).  It comes together very quickly too.

Chicken and Gnocchi Soup |

If you are looking for a way to speed this soup up even more, use a leftover rotisserie chicken or home canned chicken and pre-cut veggies from the grocery store.  You could have it made in less than 20 minutes! Who doesn’t love a quick soup like that?

Chicken and Gnocchi Soup |

Looking for more delicious soup recipes?  Check these out:

Chicken & Potato Gnocchi Soup with fresh herbs

A brothy soup full of chicken, soft gnocchi, carrots, celery, onions and fresh herbs.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Rachel


  • 8-10 cups chicken broth
  • 1 lb chicken breast boneless skinless
  • 2 cups carrots chopped
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2-3 stalks celery chopped
  • 16 oz potato gnocchi prepackaged or homemade
  • 3/4 cup fresh basil finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh oregano finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh Italian parsley finely chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large pot bring to boil chicken broth (I use water and granulated chicken bouillon, 1 cup water to 1 teaspoon bouillon).
  2. Cut chicken breast into 2 or 3 large chunks and add it to your boiling broth. Simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Add veggies and continue simmering another 5 minutes.
  4. Remove chicken and let rest for a few minutes then shred or cube. (letting the chicken cool slightly will help retain moisture).
  5. Once veggies are crisp tender (total cook time about 10-15 minuteadd shredded chicken back in, fresh herbs and gnocchi.
  6. Bring to a boil and cook another 3-5 minutes until the gnocchi begins to float.
  7. Remove from heat. Add salt and pepper to taste then serve.

Recipe Notes

To speed up this recipe you may use rotisserie chicken or precooked chicken.

Chicken and Gnocchi Soup |

Chicken and Gnocchi Soup |

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Original post: 12.30.16  Updated: 1.31.18

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31 Responses

  1. karen says:

    Yum and yum! I am pinning this recipe. I love gnocci and chicken soup so this is calling to me! I think I would use the rotisserie chicken (like you suggested) and to have a homemade soup in less than 20 minutes is incredible!

  2. I am one of those persons who will drink soup everyday. My favourite soups are something with beans

  3. This looks like a wonderful recipe for these winter months. I am going to have to try it for my family. Thank you for sharing. Yum.

  4. Christina says:

    Yum yum yum! Give me all the gnocchi! This recipe looks and sounds delicious! Perfect for a chilly winter!

  5. Rebecca Bryant says:

    I had this soup at a restaurant once and loved it. I always wanted to learn how to make it and now I can. Thank you for this awesome recipe.

  6. Silvia says:

    This recipe sounds so good and is fairly simple! I always struggle with leftover chicken and using it for this would be perfect! Thanks for the recipe!

  7. I have never had gnocchi and this feels like something I would totally love!! I love soup with extras in it that add something good!

  8. michelle mink says:

    I am so excited for the next rainy day because this soup looks like it would be the perfect thing to warm me up. I have had gnocchi before and I really like it.

  9. Heather L. says:

    That looks yummy! I’ve frozen herbs before, but I’ve never done the herb butter thing for soup. That’s such a great idea.

  10. Charlotte says:

    wow this looks delicious! I love soup that have a lot of substance, chicken is my favorite too so this would suit us fine!

  11. Jeanine says:

    Oh yum this looks so good! I would love to give a try making this. I think my whole family would really love this, and I know I would!

  12. Erica Nicole says:

    Wow! This looks absolutely incredible! Almost a good chicken noodle soup substitute for a rainy day!

  13. Rachel says:

    That looks delicious. I love the idea of gnocchi in a soup. It would be fantastic. I have to try this.

  14. Brittany says:

    I’m always up for a tasty soup in the weather! I can’t wait to try this one out for the fam! They beg for soup on cold days!

  15. Taylor says:

    Wow this looks awesome! And you make this look so easy! Can’t wait to make this!

  16. That soup looks delicious! I think it’s super important to have high quality meet and the chieken looks superb.

  17. Caitlin says:

    This looks INSANELY delicious. Gnocchi is one of my favorite things in the whole world, and I love the idea of putting it in a soup. I’m going to try this out this week!

  18. Laura says:

    This looks delicious. I love gnocchi! This recipe sounds simple to make and healthy.

  19. Robin Rue says:

    This looks so delicious! I have never had a soup like this before but would love to try it.

  20. Jean says:

    This looks like a really delicious soup. Its grea that it is also healthy for you. Soup is my go to when the weather is chilly. And great tip about freezing the herbs!

  21. Misty Dawn Nelson says:

    What a yummy soup! I am a huge fan of any kind of soup and finding for a new soup recipe. Glad that you share this I can’t wait to try this at home.

  22. Caroline says:

    This looks incredible! My mouth literally just watered which just proves it’s getting closer to lunchtime! I bookmarked this for when I’m off of ketogenic and can eat lots of carbs again!

  23. Amber Nelson says:

    Oh my goodness, that soup looks so hearty and yummy. Would love to make something like this for my family.

  24. Heather says:

    I have never had gnocchi before! But, since it is soup season in Maine, I definitely think I am going to try this! Love the herb butter too, I make a lot of that when I have fresh herbs as well 🙂

  25. Stephanie says:

    Oh my gosh this sounds delicious. We’re going to eat gnocchi tonight!

  26. Katya says:

    That’s such a unique take on chicken soup! I love all the colorful photographs that you created to illustrate this post! These are so yummy looking – I really want to try the recipe!

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