Impress you family with this AMAZING soup recipe! It is another copycat Olive Garden soup. I love their soups. . . And to be able to make it at home for a fraction of the cost is even better! (The picture is not mine, I stole it from someone who stole it from someone, so I have no idea where it came from).
1 cup chicken breasts, cooked and diced
4 cups chicken broth
2 cups cream (I just use evaporated milk and works great!)
½ cup celery, finely diced
1 garlic clove, minced
½ cup carrots, finely shredded
½ cup onion, finely diced
1 cup fresh spinach, coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon extra virgin oil
½ teaspoon thyme
½ teaspoon parsley
Freshly grated parmesan cheese – optional
1 pound potato gnocchi - can buy this in the gourmet section of many supermarkets or find a recipe for homemade in the resource section
Sauté the onion, celery, garlic, spinach, carrots in the olive oil till the onion is nearly translucent. Add the chicken, chicken broth, and spices. Bring to a boil. Slowly add the gnocchi into the boiling broth. Turn down the heat and let simmer for about 10 minutes.
(If you want a thicker soup, add 1 tablespoon corn starch to the cream before you add it into the broth). Add the cream. Slowly allow the mixture to come to a boil and then turn it off.