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One Pan Lemon Chicken Gnocchi

30 Minutes



This easy one pan lemon chicken gnocchi recipe is fast, easy, comforting and is ready in about 30 minutes! It has tender chicken and pillowy gnocchi nestled in a luxurious lemon cream parmesan sauce.

The lemon sauce is the star of the show in this dish. It’s tangy, bright, and flavorful, and adds a delicious zing to the chicken and gnocchi. It’s the perfect balance of savory and citrusy, making this dish perfect for anyone who loves bold flavors.

With just a handful of ingredients and minimal prep time, you can have a comforting and filling dinner on the table in no time. This recipe calls for tender chicken breast, fluffy gnocchi, fresh herbs, and a bright and zesty lemon sauce that is packed with flavor.



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500 grams uncooked gnocchi
2 lean chicken breasts
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon olive oil
For the Sauce
juice of 1 lemon
150 ml chicken broth
200ml heavy cream
100 grams grated parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon minced garlic
salt & pepper to taste
Nutritional Information
661 Calories
37 g Fat
38 g Protein
47 g Carbs
2 g Sugars


Perfectly Pan-Fried Chicken
First, season the chicken breasts with a blend of salt, pepper, paprika, and oregano, then pan-fry them in a little olive oil until perfectly browned on both sides. This step will ensure that your chicken is cooked to perfection and bursting with flavor.
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Flavor Explosion
Using the same pan that you cooked the chicken in, add some minced garlic and the juice of a fresh lemon, then pour in the chicken broth and heavy cream. Let everything simmer for a few minutes to allow the flavors to melt together and the sauce to thicken up.
Finally, add the uncooked gnocchi and parmesan to the pan, stir everything together until the gnocchi is fully coated in the creamy lemon sauce, and let it cook for a few more minutes until the gnocchi is cooked through. You can top it off with some extra freshly grated parmesan cheese.
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For a healthier option, you can use whole wheat gnocchi instead of regular gnocchi.
If you prefer a spicier dish, you can add some red pepper flakes to the seasoning mix.
You can substitute the chicken broth for vegetable broth for a vegetarian option and skip the chicken.
If you want to add more veggies to this dish, you can add some sautéed mushrooms or chopped sun-dried tomatoes, kale or spinach.


  • Crystal

    First off great recipe tastes amazing!, One thing I might add for all the other future recipes is maybe temperatures on the stove for the cooking!

    • Anna

      Thank you so much! 🙂 Stove temperatures often vary, but thanks for the great reminder. I will definitely try to put at least information in recipes about whether it should be cooked on low/medium/high heat.

  • M

    Hello Anna,

    Thank you for this amazing dish. We have already tried it, and it was good, but… If u dont have fresh lemons – how many teaspoons/tablespoons lemonjuice would you reccmomend to put in the sauce?

    • Anna

      Hi! 🙂 I am happy you liked the recipe! If you go for a lemonjuice, I would try about 2 tbsp. It should be OK 🙂

  • Tanya

    Can I substitute chicken breast for thighs?

  • Ana Luísa

    My in-laws loved the gnocchi when I host them for dinner. My partner asks this for lunch at least once a week and it’s super easy to cook. So tasty 😋

    • Anna

      I have to say this recipe is one of my most favourite so I am absolutely thrilled that you like it so much as well! Thank you! xoxo

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