Paleo for athletes: Chicken and sweet potato gnocchi soup

12 Jun

If I do say so myself, this is a pretty spot on representation of the chicken and gnocchi soup you’ll find at any Olive Garden.  Just paleo (mostly, see explanation in gnocchi recipe link below), and way healthier 🙂  The next time you’re in the mood for a good soup give this recipe a try.


1 batch of Dee’s paleo for athletes sweet potato gnocchi ( or some of my paleo sweet potato gnocchi (

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and diced.

2 tbl. extra virgin olive oil

1 yellow onion, diced

2 carrots, shredded

4 celery stalks, thinly sliced

4 cloves garlic, minced

6 cups organic low sodium chicken broth

2 cups unsweetened coconut milk beverage (today I used So Delicious brand)

2oz. baby spinach, washed

4 sprig fresh thyme

1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt

1/2 tsp. pepper


Cook gnocchi as described in recipe.

It was gorgeous out today so the chicken breasts were brushed with extra virgin olive oil, seasoned with kosher salt and pepper and grilled.  After the chicken rested the breasts were diced.

Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium to medium high heat.  When hot add the onion and 1/2 tsp. kosher salt and saute 3 minutes.  Add carrot and celery and saute an additional 3 minutes.  Add garlic and saute an additional 1 minute.  Add cooked chicken, chicken broth, coconut milk beverage, 1 tsp. salt, pepper, and thyme.  Bring to a boil and cook for 4 minutes.  Reduce heat and simmer for 5-10 minutes.  Remove sprigs of thyme and add spinach and gnocchi.  Cook until spinach has wilted and gnocchi are warmed through.  Enjoy!


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