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Crockpot Creamy Garlic Chicken and Gnocchi. A cozier weeknight, slow cooker meal made with white wine, creamy Dijon mustard, fresh herbs, parmesan cheese, and store-bought cauliflower or potato gnocchi. Plus, I added in shredded brussels sprouts for veggies and color. This slow-cooked chicken dinner is a hearty and delicious meal to come home to at the end of a busy day. But what’s even better is just how easy it is to prepare!

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We’re just one week out from the start of fall!! Part of me is sad that time is flying by, but most of me just feels excited. Excited for the season ahead. Excited to lean into the cozier things in life. And excited about our upcoming launch and fall travel.

So many things to really be looking forward to! And course, fall recipes are at the top of my list! I have so many fun new ideas! 

But with life being so busy for us all, I think we can agree that simplifying our cooking and baking is the way to go. 

This means crockpot recipes! And today I have a good one. 

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Here are the details

Just as you would think, this really is simple. Begin by placing the chicken in the crockpot and rubbing it with olive oil and fresh herbs. I used a heartier mix of herbs for this to really help make the dish warming. Sage is my favorite herb to use in September. 

Now the garlic, the key to this recipe. You’ll want to use a whole head but peel the cloves and leave them whole. The cloves will soften and caramelize as the chicken cooks adding so much flavor to the sauce. 

I also love to use a Parmesan rind. Try it, you’ll love it! Just toss it in with the garlic. It adds a really nice flavor throughout the creamy sauce. It also pairs so wonderfully with the white wine, herbs, and mustard. Certainly a very French vibe. 

At this point, just cover the crockpot and cook. You can speed things up by cooking on high, or go low and slow. Alternatively, you can use the instant pot, but I do prefer the crockpot method, I gave stovetop directions too.

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When the chicken has cooked, pull it out and set it on a small sheet pan.

For the gnocchi, it’s pretty easy, sometimes I use cauliflower, sometimes potato. Just depends on my mood! 

Mix it in with some water and cook in the crockpot for a few minutes on high. 

Finish the chicken by adding some butter on top. Then add milk and Parmesan to the sauce too. 

And well that’s it. This certainly could not be easier, or more delicious!

Once you plate this, I like to add fresh basil on top and some crusty bread on the side. The bread is perfect for scooping up all that extra sauce. 

Crockpot Creamy Garlic Chicken and Gnocchi | halfbakedharvest.com

Looking for other easy Monday night dinners?? Here are my favorites: 

Slow Cooker Mustard Herb Chicken and Creamy Orzo

Slow Cooker Chipotle Chicken Tortilla Soup with Salty Lime Chips

30 Minute Creamy Chicken and Parmesan Sage Dumplings

Creamy Gnocchi Soup with Rosemary Bacon

Lastly, if you make this Crockpot Creamy Garlic Chicken and Gnocchi, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Crockpot Creamy Garlic Chicken and Gnocchi:

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories Per Serving: 557 kcal

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Ingredients

Instructions

Crockpot

  • 1. In the bowl of your slow cooker, rub the chicken with the olive oil, mustard, sage, thyme, salt, and pepper. Add the garlic cloves. Pour over the wine and lemon juice. Add the parmesan rind, if using. Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours or on high for 1-2 hours.
    2. Preheat the broiler to high. Remove the chicken from the slow cooker place it on a baking sheet.
    3. Crank the heat on the slow cooker to high. Stir in the gnocchi, brussels sprouts, and 1/2 cup water. Cover and cook 15 minutes, or until the gnocchi soft. Stir in the cream and parmesan.
    4. Place the butter on the chicken, then broil 1-3 minutes, until crisp. Serve the chicken over the gnocchi with fresh basil on top. Enjoy!

Instant Pot

  • 1. Set the instant pot to sauté. Rub the chicken with the olive oil, mustard, sage, thyme, garlic, salt, and pepper. Add the chicken to the instant pot and sear until golden brown on both sides, about 3 minutes per side. Add the garlic cloves. Pour over the wine and lemon juice. Add the parmesan rind, if using, and butter. Cover and cook on high pressure for 6 minutes.
    2. Once done cooking, release the steam. Set the Instant pot to sauté. Stir in the gnocchi, brussels sprouts, and 1/2 cup water. Cook 6-8 minutes, until soft. Stir in the cream and parmesan.
    3. Serve the chicken over the gnocchi with fresh basil on top. Enjoy!

Stove-Top

  • 1. Heat a large dutch oven over medium-high heat. Rub the chicken with the olive oil, mustard sage, thyme, garlic, salt, and pepper. Add the chicken to the pot and sear until golden brown on both sides, about 3 minutes per side. Reduce the heat to medium. Pour in the wine and lemon juice. Add the butter. Cover and cook 10 minutes.
    2. Stir in the gnocchi, brussels sprouts, and 1/2 cup water. Cook, stirring often, another 6-8 minutes, or until soft. Stir in the cream and parmesan.
    3. Serve the chicken over the gnocchi with fresh basil on top. Enjoy!
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  1. Help please I’m cooking I. The crock pot on high for a faster result but the garlic is still pretty raw is there a way I can get it to that creamy texture of roasted garlic so I can mash it?

    1. Hi Amy,
      No need to mash the garlic, it’s just infusing the chicken:) I hope this recipe turns out amazing! xx

  2. 5 stars
    Loved this recipe, but did not have gnocchi or brussels, so made some broccoli and pasta instead. Did not make in one pot (broccoli and pasta made in their own respective pots). The sauce was delicious, the chicken was tender, and the sauce over the noodles and broccoli was delish. I see that the reviews had some comments about this not being the best one pot recipe, and I can’t speak to that…but the flavors themselves were amazing. Awesome tip on the parm rind–that with the wine and thyme, the butter and mustard, the roasted garlic…omg–the flavor depth was remarkable. I will def make again! Love your recipes and my kiddo loves watching your reels before bed every night, picking her next meal! Keep up the great work!

    1. Hey Erin,
      Happy Wednesday! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks a bunch for making it! Thanks for sharing your feedback and what worked well for you! xT

    2. Help! The stovetop recipe is missing some steps. When do you add the garlic cloves? The only place garlic is mentioned is in the chicken rub but that doesn’t make much sense for a whole head of cloves. Also do you take the seared chicken out before adding the wine and lemon juice? I know this is intended as a slow cooker recipe but it has such a relatively short cook time that it doesn’t work as a crockpot recipe for working parents who are gone all day.

      1. Hi Jenny,
        There are no steps missing from the stove top instructions, you can follow the recipe as written:) All you do with the garlic is rub the chicken with it. You are not going to remove the chicken from the pot. Please let me know if you have any other questions! xT

  3. 5 stars
    Just made this today! I had half a pkg of gnocchi in freezer so a perfect way to use it up!!!! I did cook chicken in instant pot, then kept on slow cooker function (low) until the football game was almost over! Priorities, you know!!! Then I added the gnocchi and I used broccoli parts from freezer (didn’t have any brussel sprouts) and cooked following your instructions…had some Naan bread with it and perfect meal…so, so good! Thank you for some great recipes…have two of your books I use often as well!

    1. Hi Robbie,
      Happy Monday!! I am delighted to hear that this recipe was tasty for you! Thanks for making it:) xx

  4. 2 stars
    I make HBH almost everyday and this recipe did not come out…. Not sure what was supposed to thicken the sauce but even with omitting the water the sauce was insanely liquid-y

    1. Hi Michelle,
      Thanks for giving this recipe a try, so sorry to hear it was not enjoyed! Which cooking method did you use? Was there anything you may have adjusted? The sauce shouldn’t be super thick:) Let me know how I can help! xx

    2. I did add about a tablespoon corn starch to tablespoon (or more) to some cold water to thicken. Only did that because hubby likes to dip in a thick sauce. I’d be fine with sauce consistency it was. Keep in mind for any other recipe…some folks do like thicker sauce. I thought the recipe was delicious!

  5. 4 stars
    This was tasty. After reading the reviews, I added extra sage, thyme, garlic, salt, and pepper to the sauce when I added the gnocchi and brussel sprouts. That really helped. It was creamy and the perfect meal for a cool Fall evening!

    1. Hey Catie,
      Wonderful!! I love to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks so much for making it and sharing your review! xT

    1. This was probably the least favorite dish I’ve made from HBH. The flavor was so weird. I think the whole head of garlic ruined the flavor and I always cook with garlic. Would not recommend this recipe. On a side note, I love almost all the other HBH recipes I have made.

      1. Hi Rhonda,
        Thanks for giving the recipe a try and sharing your feedback! I’m so sorry it was not enjoyed! xT

  6. 4 stars
    I made this last night-everyone here enjoyed it-I used my instant pot as a crockpot. After reading through the comments here were the changes I made-I used champagne-I didn’t have any white wine-it was great! In hindsight I would have doubled the sauce ingredients but I also like things “saucy”. I used 1 lb of sliced mushrooms instead of brussel sprouts. I made sure the garlic cloves were large because they didn’t really soften and I picked them out at the end. When I put my fresh gnocchi and mushrooms in I put the instant pot on “sauté” mode for a few minutes-it worked great. I also didn’t broil the cooked chicken-I just put pats of butter on them and let that soak in. Overall great meal with these few tweaks

    1. Hi Katie,
      Wonderful!! I love to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks so much for making it and sharing your review! Thanks for sharing your tips! xT

  7. 2 stars
    Tried making this today. I found the flavours a bit bland and the texture of the sauce was runny.

    I am sorry to write this review but I still love your recipes! I just don’t think this was the right one for me.

    1. Hi Deanna,
      Thanks so much for trying this recipe, so sorry to hear it was not enjoyed. Please let me know if there is anything that I can help with! xx

  8. 5 stars
    Did the slow cooker on high version…

    After the initial 2 Hr cook, the aroma was amazing. The chicken was moist.

    I continued through the instructions and that is where I noticed things were the measurements and timing from the recipe were off. There is not enough cream / liquids for the gnocchi and Brussels (I used cauliflower gnocchi). I added more Parmesan and cream than the recipe called for after seeing this. The timing was also too short so I had to increase to 30 minutes (I thought that would’ve helped).

    I second the garlic roulette. Initially didnt really understand why it would be whole garlic. However, I followed the recipe.

    After plating and tasting: Brussels too hard (not enough cook time), gnocchi was fine, still not enough “sauce” for the amount of chicken and gnocchi and Brussels even after my addition, the garlic never softened so it was like taking bites of hard garlic. I would’ve preferred minced.

    All in all, disappointed. Good idea, just not a strong instruction/recipe.

    1. Hi Madison,
      Thanks for trying the recipe and sharing your feedback, sorry to hear it was not enjoyed. Please let me know if I can help in any way! xT

  9. This was good but the whole garlic cloves turned the meal into garlic-roulette because they look just like the Gnocchi! Not sure if I missed a part where they were supposed to soften up or be removed but it definitely kept us on our toes throughout the meal. Otherwise, great meal! The sauce was incredible.

    1. Hey Peyton,
      Happy Friday!! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was a hit, thanks a bunch for giving it a go! Lol I didn’t remove my garlic, but you certainly could!? xT

  10. Hi! I only cook from this website absolutely love you but I mis read your ingredient list and actually made my own gnocchi (it was intense) but I was wondering the difference in cook times for stove top!

    1. Hey Victoria,
      Thanks so much for trying so many recipes and following along! My guess is the gnocchi just needs to be warmed through, so I would add it after the brussels sprouts have cooked! I hope you love this recipe! xx

  11. 4 stars
    Definitely feel the instructions/timings could be revisited. The flavor was great and chicken tender, however we had issues with there being enough liquid to cook the sprouts and gnocchi. Also 15 minutes wasn’t long enough for the sprouts and a little too long for the gnocchi( which might just be the brand of gnocchi we used). Will try it again but will tweek the directions to suit us better.

    1. Hi Amber,
      Thanks for trying this dish and sharing your feedback. Which cooking method did you use? Let me know how I can help! xx

  12. 1 star
    I usually love all your stuff Tieghan, but this one I really hated. I followed exactly crockpot directions. It was too bland and liquidy and the flavor of the Brussels were too bitter (and I am a huge fan of Brussels normally!) Maybe I could try with another green but I think I’ll stick with some of my HBH fries and true faves instead!

    1. Hey there,
      Thanks so much for making this recipe and sharing your feedback. So sorry to hear it was not enjoyed. Please let me know if there is anything I can help with! xTieghan

  13. 5 stars
    Amazing!! Made it in the Crockpot and followed the recipe. I didn’t use the Brussels Sprouts instead I used Broccoli. My family loved it!

    1. Hey Erica,
      Fantastic! I am delighted to hear that this recipe was tasty for you, thanks for making it and sharing your review:) xx