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Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Gnocchi with Bacon

Did you say you wanted something cheesy? Look no further than my Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Gnocchi topped with Bacon!

Inspired by a Mac and Cheese recipe I saw, I decided to use gnocchi instead. This is another great weeknight dinner. Start by pre-heating the broiler to high. While the broiler heats up, cook the bacon and start the water boiling for the gnocchi (or macaroni if you want to go that route).

The rest of the recipe is below. I hope you will make my Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Gnocchi with Bacon.

Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Gnocchi with Bacon

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By Patrick Dulmage Serves: 6-8
Prep Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes

Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Gnocchi with Bacon


  • 17.5 oz pkg gnocchi (DeCecco preferred)
  • 3 cups chopped broccoli florets
  • 3-6 slices bacon, chopped
  • 12-16 oz boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced or finely chopped
  • 1/8 tsp turmeric
  • 1 1/4 cups low fat milk
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 4 oz Gruyère cheese, grated
  • 4 oz Cheddar cheese, grated



Pre-heat the broiler to high


Cook the gnocchi according to package directions and set aside


Cook the broccoli in the same salted water as the gnocchi


While the gnocchi and broccoli are cooking, cook the bacon in a large oven-safe skillet over medium heat


Once the bacon is cooked, remove with a slotted spoon and leave about 1 1/2 of the drippings to cook the chicken


Add the chicken to the pan and cook about 4 minutes. Make sure to flip the pieces so they brown on all sides


Add the garlic and turmeric and cook another minute or two


Combine the milk and chicken stock, then add to the pan


Season with some salt and pepper (if your chicken stock has a lot of salt, you may not need to add any additional)


Bring to a boil, add the cheese (reserve some for topping) and broccoli


Once the cheese has melted and coated everything, add the gnocchi


Give it one last stir, top with remaining cheese and put under the broiler until golden brown and bubbly


Top with the chopped bacon and serve

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