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Ground chicken with apple and crispy sage, tossed with ricotta gnocchi and an apple dressing. This Chicken and Apple with Ricotta Gnocchi recipe makes a unique, enticing meal!
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Chicken and Apple with Ricotta Gnocchi

Ground chicken with apple and crispy sage, tossed with ricotta gnocchi and an apple dressing. This Chicken and Apple with Ricotta Gnocchi recipe makes a unique, enticing meal!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Chicken and Apple with Ricotta Gnocchi
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 703kcal

Ingredients

Apple Dressing

  • 1 medium sized sweet red apple skin removed, cored, and cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Ricotta Gnocchi

  • 15 ounces whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup all purpose flour plus ~1/2 cup for rolling
  • 1 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Chicken

  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or vegetable oil

Sage and Apple

  • 4 tablespoons butter divided
  • 10 sage leaves
  • 1 medium sized sweet red apple cored and cut into bite sized pieces
  • 2 cloves fresh minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder

Instructions

Apple Dressing

  • Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender. Pulse until smooth. Place in refrigerator until ready to use.

Ricotta Gnocchi

  • Bring water to a boil in a large pot.
  • Place paper towels in a strainer or on a working surface. Then, place ricotta on paper towels. Gently press with addition paper towels to absorb liquid.
  • In a medium sized bowl, mix together eggs and ricotta cheese. Add flour, parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper. Stir until well combined. If too sticky to handle, add flour, 1/2 tablespoon at a time, until dough is able to be spread out.
  • Sprinkle several tablespoons of flour on a working surface. Spread dough out into a large rectangle about 18 inches by 3 inches.
  • Cut dough into long logs that are ~3/4 inches in diameter. Then, cut each log into ~1 inch sized pieces.
  • Toss each piece of dough in flour. Add dough, about 5-6 pieces at a time, to water and remove with slotted spoon once pieces start to float to the top. Set on a paper towels.

Chicken

  • In a small bowl, whisk together water and cornstarch until smooth. Then mix in chicken, salt, and pepper. Let sit for 15-20 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Saute chicken until cooked through. Remove from skillet and set aside.

Sage and Apples

  • In same skillet used for chicken, melt 1 tablespoon of butter over medium heat.
  • Add sage and apple to skillet. Let cook, stirring occasionally, until browned.
  • Once browned, remove sage and apple from skillet.
  • Add butter, garlic, flour, salt, pepper, and onion powder. Whisk constantly until sauce has thickened, about 2 minutes.
  • Remove from heat.

Serving

  • In a large bowl, toss together gnocchi, chicken, sage, apple, and pan sauce. Serve with dressing if desired.

Notes

Nutrition estimates include dressing

Nutrition

Calories: 703kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 50g | Saturated Fat: 31g | Cholesterol: 187mg | Sodium: 1252mg | Potassium: 599mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 801IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 372mg | Iron: 2mg