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Lemon Chicken Gnocchi – Best One Pan

Lemon Chicken Gnocchi – This creamy one pan lemon garlic chicken gnocchi is made with tender, pillowy gnocchi in a creamy sauce with juicy perfectly seasoned chicken ready in just 30 minutes.

lemon chicken gnocchi

Lemon Chicken Gnocchi – Tips

  • Don’t overcook the gnocchi! It should be tender but still hold its shape.
  • Let the sauce simmer gently to thicken without burning.
  • Taste the sauce and adjust seasonings as needed.
  • Add a sprinkle of red pepper flakes for a touch of heat.
  • Garnish with fresh herbs like parsley or basil for extra flavor and visual appeal.
One Pan Lemon Chicken Gnocchi

One Pan Lemon Garlic Chicken Gnocchi – Recipe Variations

Spicy – Add a pinch of red pepper flakes or a chopped jalapeno to the sauce for a kick.

Sun-Dried Tomato – Stir in chopped sun-dried tomatoes and a handful of spinach for a Mediterranean twist.

Lemon Shrimp – Swap the chicken for shrimp and add a splash of white wine to the sauce.

Creamy Lemon Chicken Gnocchi

How to Serve This Creamy Lemon Chicken Gnocchi?

  • Serve with a simple green salad or roasted vegetables for a complete meal.
  • Top it with a dollop of ricotta cheese or mascarpone for extra richness.
  • Pair it with a glass of crisp white wine for a perfect dinner party dish.
One Pan Lemon and Garlic Chicken Gnocchi

Lemon Chicken Gnocchi – FAQs

What kind of gnocchi should I use?

Fresh gnocchi cooks the fastest and has the best texture, but store-bought shelf-stable gnocchi works too. Avoid pre-cooked gnocchi as it can become mushy.

Can I use a different type of milk?

While heavy cream creates the richest sauce, you can use whole milk or even half-and-half for a lighter option.

Do I need to use fresh lemon juice?

Yes, fresh lemon juice adds a brightness and acidity that bottled juice can’t replicate.

Is this dish gluten-free?

Yes, you can use gluten-free gnocchi and chicken broth to make this dish gluten-free.

Yield: 4

Lemon Chicken Gnocchi (One Pan)

lemon chicken gnocchi

Lemon Chicken Gnocchi - This creamy one pan lemon garlic chicken gnocchi is made with tender, pillowy gnocchi in a creamy sauce with juicy perfectly seasoned chicken ready in just 30 minutes.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 2 chicken breasts, halved
  • 500 g fresh gnocchi
  • 1 tsp freshly minced garlic
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter, unsalted
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 cup chicken stock, low-sodium
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup heavy cream, thickened


  1. Season chicken with thyme, paprika, salt and pepper.
  2. Heat up a large skillet or pan on medium heat, add olive oil and butter.
  3. Once melted, add the seasoned chicken and cook for about 3 minutes. Flip and cook for another 3-5 minutes until cooked through. Remove and set aside.
  4. Add the minced garlic to the pan and stir cook for 30 seconds.
  5. Pour in chicken stock, lemon juice, and cream. Allow it to simmer, add the gnocchi and parmesan, and cook for 2 minutes.
  6. Serve hot immediately.

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Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 723Total Fat 38gSaturated Fat 21gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 14gCholesterol 184mgSodium 1250mgCarbohydrates 58gFiber 3gSugar 3gProtein 36g

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