Chicken Parmesan Gnocchi Skillet is a total comfort food meal made all in one skillet. Less dishes to clean with saucy gnocchi, juicy chicken, and Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses. Top with fresh basil for serving and this gnocchi dinner will be a favorite!
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Chicken Parmesan Gnocchi Skillet

Chicken Parmesan Gnocchi Skillet is a total comfort food meal made all in one skillet. Less dishes to clean with saucy gnocchi, juicy chicken, and Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses. Top this dinnertime favorite with fresh basil for serving.
Course Main Course
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 563kcal
Author Alyssa

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp olive oil divided
  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts about 1 1/3 lbs, cubed
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 16-oz package gnocchi
  • 1 1/2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 12 oz marinara sauce your preferred
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Fresh basil for serving

Instructions

  • Cut chicken into approximately 1-inch cubes.
  • Add 2 tbsp of the olive oil to a large oven-safe skillet set over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook for 6-7 minutes, flipping over as needed, until chicken cubes are fully cooked (internal temp reaches 165°F) and center is no longer pink. Remove cooked chicken to a plate.
  • Place the skillet back on the stovetop over medium-high heat and add remaining 1 tbsp olive oil and 1 tbsp butter. Swirl the butter and oil around the skillet until the butter is melted.
  • Once melted, add gnocchi to the skillet and break up any that are stuck together. Stir so that the gnocchi are coated evenly.
  • Cook for 8 or so minutes, or until all sides of the gnocchi are golden-brown.
  • Pour chicken broth into the skillet and reduce heat to medium. Let the broth reduce, stirring occasionally, for 8-9 minutes or until a thick "sauce" coats the gnocchi.
  • Add the marinara sauce and cooked chicken to the skillet and stir to combine. Let heat for 1-2 minutes, then remove from heat. 
  • Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over top of the skillet, and top with shredded mozzarella cheese.
  • Place skillet in the oven on a rack near the top and set oven to broil. Broil for a minute or so, or until the mozzarella cheese melts. Remove and top with basil for serving.

Notes

You'll want to use your largest oven-safe skillet here - the one I used has a 12" diameter.
 
No need to boil the gnocchi! They go straight from the package to the skillet.
 
Keep a close eye on this gnocchi skillet while it's under the broiler. Things move quickly under there!
 

Nutrition

Calories: 563kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 6.5g | Cholesterol: 120mg | Sodium: 1291mg | Potassium: 77mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Calcium: 150mg | Iron: 3.4mg

Nutritional information is provided as an estimate. As it can vary due to many factors (brands used, quantities, etc.), we cannot guarantee its accuracy.