Copycat Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup Recipe

Love Copycat Olive Garden Recipes? You'll ADORE this one! This Copycat Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup Recipe is perfection in a bowl!
Course Copycat Recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Author Stacy Barr


  • 1 pound chicken breast cut into bite sized pieces
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 3/4 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cups chopped celery
  • 4-6 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup white wine or use an extra 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2/3 cup fresh or frozen spinach
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon rosemary
  • one package potato gnocchi
  • fresh parsley for garnish


  • In a large heavy bottom stockpot, heat the olive oil and butter until the butter is fully melted. Add the onion, celery, and carrot to the pot and sauté for 3-5 minutes or until the onions are translucent.
  • Next, add the chicken breast and cook thoroughly.
  • Once the chicken is cooked through, add the minced garlic, thyme, and rosemary. Stir well and sauté for another 2-3 minutes.
  • After you’ve sautéed the vegetable/chicken mixture, sprinkle the flour over top of them and stir well.
  • Next, add the wine, spinach, and chicken broth, stir well and bring to a boil uncovered. If you don’t use wine when cooking, substitute chicken broth or white grape juice.
  • Finally, add the gnocchi and boil for 12 minutes making sure to stir it often.
  • Once the pasta is done, lower your heat to a simmer and add the heavy cream.
  • Stir well (and often!) and simmer until it has thickened.
  • Once it has thickened, garnish with fresh parsley and serve.


If your Copycat Olive Garden Chicken gnocchi soup doesn’t thicken to your liking, you can make a thickener by mixing flour or cornstarch and cold water together until it resembles pancake batter. Add this mixture to your boiling water and stir. It should thicken the soup to your liking.
If you substitute white grape juice for the white wine, keep in mind that grape juice will give your soup a bit more of a sweet flavor.