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Braised Chicken and Gnocchi

This recipe was so good. I thought it was going to be boring with no flavor but man was I wrong. Darren practically begged me to take the leftovers to work the next day. He in turn forgot them in the fridge when he left for work so I helped myself to them when I was working from home the next day. Ooops. Sorry.

Braised Chicken and Gnocchi

Serves 2-4

Adapted From: Real Simple

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Ingredients:

  • 6 Chicken Legs
  • 1 Packet of Potato Gnocchi (about a pound)
  • 1 tablespoon of Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon paprika (I sprinkled a little extra)
  • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 400 F
  2. Make sure your chicken is dry and pat with paper towel if necessary.
  3. Season with paprika, salt and pepper as desired while heating the olive oil in a skillet.
  4. Put chicken in the skillet and cook for about 4-6 minutes on each side or until skin is crisp.
  5. Place chicken in a baking dish. I used a 9 x 13 pan.
  6. Add the broth, and place in oven to cook for 30 minutes.
  7. After 30 minutes add the gnocchi and cook for about 10-15 minutes or until gnocchi is completed.
  8. Plate and enjoy!

This was perfect with little to no prep and left me time to do other things while it was cooking. I’m all about multi-tasking especially during the work week. Working for 7.5 hours a day, working out, and all that goes into a day doesn’t leave much time to do a super intricate dinner so this was a nice (and delicious) compromise. It tasted great but was so easy to make.

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