If you’re a fan of hearty soups that warm your soul, then you’re in for a treat! This comforting soup combines tender chicken, pillowy gnocchi, and a medley of vegetables in a rich and creamy broth, creating a bowl of pure bliss. With the help of a multi-cooker, this recipe becomes a breeze to make, allowing you to enjoy a homemade meal without spending hours in the kitchen. The multi-cooker effortlessly infuses flavors, ensuring the chicken is tender and the vegetables are perfectly cooked. The addition of gnocchi adds a delightful texture, making each spoonful a satisfying experience.
2 tablespoons butter
1 onion, chopped
3 large carrots, peeled and chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 bay leaf
4 cups chicken stock
3 small boneless and skinless chicken breast
1 (16-ounce) packaged dried prepared gnocchi
1 cup grated parmesan cheese
2 cups baby spinach
1 cup heavy cream
01Turn on the Instant Pot to the sauté setting. Melt the butter. Then add the onions, carrots, and celery. Sauté for approximately 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add the garlic and cook for an additional minute or until fragrant.
02Stir in the rosemary, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Turn off the sauté function. Dust the flour on top of the vegetables and stir to make sure everything is evenly coated.
03Add the bay leaves and chicken stock. Stir until all ingredients are combined.
04Add the chicken. Secure lid on the Instant pot and seal the valve. Cook at manual HIGH pressure for 10 minutes. When cooking is complete, allow for 10 minutes of natural release, then vent the valve to release any additional steam.
05Remove the lid and take out the chicken breast and discard the bay leaf. Shred the chicken.
06Turn the Instant Pot back to sauté mode. Stir in the gnocchi and place a saucepan lid on top. Cook the gnocchi for about 2-3 minutes or until the gnocchi floats to the top.
07Turn off the Instant Pot. Stir in the parmesan cheese, chicken, and spinach. Then stir in the heavy cream.