The change in the weather this time of year brings about a refreshing collection of new recipes for soups and broths that will invoke the warm feeling of being beside a fire. This recipe contains all the wonderful ingredients of a classic chicken dumpling soup, but incorporates the Gnocchi potato pasta as a substitute for the classic bread dumpling.
1. Heat a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add oil; swirl to coat. Sprinkle chicken with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Add chicken to pan; cook 5 minutes or until browned, stirring occasionally. Remove chicken from pan.
2. Add onion, celery, carrot, rosemary, and thyme to pan; cook 7 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add 4 cups stock, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 8 minutes. Add gnocchi to pan; cook 3 minutes or until gnocchi float to the surface.
3. Combine remaining 1 cup stock and flour in a bowl, stirring with a whisk. Slowly add stock mixture to pan, stirring constantly with a whisk. Stir in chicken and peas; cook 5 minutes. Stir in remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper.