Asparagus, Chicken & Gnocchi with Tomato Sauce

  in Main Dishes, Recipes

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 bunch asparagus, washed, trimmed, cut into bite size pieces
4 cloves garlic, chopped fine
1 8-oz package potato gnocchi
2 cups cooked chicken
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup tomato sauce or pasta sauce
Sea salt and fresh black pepper
Optional: chopped fresh basil, parsley, chives, etc.
Optional: freshly grated Parmesan or Romano cheese

  1. Cook gnocchi according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. While gnocchi is cooking, heat oil in a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Add the asparagus and sauté for about 5 minutes or until almost tender. Stir in the garlic and cook 1 more minute. 
  3. Add the chicken, chicken broth, tomato sauce, and gnocchi and simmer for a few minutes. Taste and add more salt and pepper and chopped fresh herbs. Serve immediately with the grated cheese.