Crockpot Tuscan Chicken Meatballs With Gnocchi

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Tuscan chicken meatballs with gnocchi slow cooked in the crockpot in a creamy Tuscan style sauce with sun dried-tomatoes, spinach and buttery gnocchi.

Tuscan chicken meatballs with gnocchi

Indulge in the flavors of Italy with crockpot Tuscan chicken meatballs with gnocchi. This mouthwatering dish combines tender chicken meatballs, made from scratch, with pillowy gnocchi in a rich and savory Tuscan-inspired sauce. It’s a culinary journey that will transport you straight to the rolling hills of Tuscany.

What sets these meatballs apart is the slow cooker method, which allows the flavors to meld together over several hours of cooking. As the meatballs simmer in the aromatic sauce, they become incredibly tender and absorb all the delicious flavors of the herbs, tomatoes, and garlic. The result is a dish that is bursting with Italian goodness in every bite.

Whether you’re hosting a family dinner or looking for a cozy weeknight meal, this crockpot Tuscan chicken meatballs with gnocchi recipe is sure to impress.

How To Make Tuscan Chicken Meatballs With Gnocchi

Ingredients needed

  • Ground chicken
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Grated parmesan
  • Heavy cream
  • Chicken bouillon cube
  • Sun dried tomatoes
  • Chicken broth
  • Cornstarch
  • Gnocchi
  • Spinach

How to serve this recipe

This is a recipe best served paired with something. You’ll want something like bed of rice or even a fresh salad on the side.

Tuscan chicken meatballs with gnocchi

Making the Tuscan chicken meatballs with gnocchi in the slow cooker

  1. First, make the meatballs about an hour ahead of time to give them a chance to come together. Now, mix the ingredients for the meatballs, cover the bowl, and refrigerate for 20-30 minutes to allow the breadcrumbs to work and the seasonings.
  2. After the time is up, for the meatballs then sear one or two sides of the meatballs then place them in the crockpot, do not try to cook them all the way through. Add a little color then remove them from the frying pan.
  3. Now, mix the cornstarch with the chicken broth. Pour it in the crockpot over the meatballs. Then, crumble the chicken bouillon cube over the broth.
  4. Cover the crockpot and allow to cook on high for 3 hours. At the 3-hour mark add in the gnocchi, sun dried tomatoes and the spinach. Allow to cook another hour.
  5. Everything is ready now. Lastly, stir in the heavy cream before serving. Enjoy.

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Tuscan chicken meatballs with gnocchi

Tuscan Chicken Meatballs With Gnocchi

Tuscan chicken meatballs with gnocchi slow cooked in the crockpot in a creamy Tuscan style sauce with sun dried-tomatoes, spinach and buttery gnocchi.
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients
 

Meatballs

  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 3/4 cup breadcrumb
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan

Tuscan sauce

  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes
  • 2.5 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoon cornstarch
  • chicken bouillon cube
  • handful of raw spinach
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

Instructions
 

  • First, make the meatballs about an hour ahead of time to give them a chance to come together. Now, mix the ingredients for the meatballs, cover the bowl, and refrigerate for 20-30 minutes to allow the breadcrumbs to work and the seasonings.
  • After the time is up, for the meatballs then sear one or two sides of the meatballs then place them in the crockpot, do not try to cook them all the way through. Add a little color then remove them from the frying pan.
  • Now, mix the cornstarch with the chicken broth. Pour it in the crockpot over the meatballs. Then, crumble the chicken bouillon cube over the broth.
  • Cover the crockpot and allow to cook on high for 3 hours. At the 3-hour mark add in the gnocchi, sun dried tomatoes and the spinach. Allow to cook another hour.
  • Everything is ready now. Lastly, stir in the heavy cream before serving. Enjoy.
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