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30-minute chicken gnocchi skillet recipe in a stainless steel skillet

30-Minute Chicken Gnocchi Skillet

  • Author: Jennifer
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x


Chicken and gnocchi in a creamy tomato sauce topped with melted mozzarella cheese in this 30-minute chicken gnocchi skillet recipe.


  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken tenders
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 16 oz. potato gnocchi
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 25 oz. jar of marinara
  • 3 Tbsp. heavy cream (or Greek yogurt for a lighter recipe)
  • 1 Tbsp. Italian seasoning
  • 4 oz. fresh mozzarella


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large skillet, add the olive oil and heat over medium-high heat. Add the chicken tenders and season with salt and pepper; sauté until cooked through.
  3. While the chicken is cooking, boil the gnocchi according to package directions.
  4. Once the chicken is done, add the gnocchi and spinach and cook until the spinach is wilted.
  5. Add the marinara, heavy cream, and Italian seasoning – stir to combine.
  6. Top with chunks of fresh mozzarella and place into the oven and bake for 15 minutes – until hot and bubbly and the mozzarella is melted.
  7. Give it one final stir and serve immediately.


  • For a lighter recipe, swap in Greek yogurt for the heavy cream. 
  • For a gluten-free version, use a gluten-free gnocchi
  • Nutritional Disclaimer
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: 30-minute meals, chicken gnocchi skillet,