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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. Hey Laura,
      Fantastic!! Thanks so much for sharing your feedback and giving this recipe a try, I am so glad it turned out well for you! Have a great weekend:)

    1. Hey Elizabeth,
      Sure, you could freeze the leftovers, that will be just fine:) Thanks for giving the recipe a try! xT

  1. JUST purchased a slow cooker and this was the first recipe I tried. We loved it! Flavors were lip smacking and both the gnocchi and chicken cooked perfectly (broiled the chicken at the end and liked the slight browning). The sauce was everything—went back for seconds and thirds. Another HBH dish that will become a go to. Thanks!

  2. 2 stars
    This is the first time I’ve had an epic fail making a recipe. I used the crockpot and followed the recipe to a T. The flavor was there, but my gnocchi’s melted into a ball of goo. My garlic didn’t cook down either. I’ve had great success with many HBH recipes, and some even became a staple in my house. I will definitely give it another try and cook my gnocchis separately.

    1. Hi Kristen,
      Oh no!! So sorry to hear this recipe didn’t turn out for you! Did you use fresh gnocchi? Let me know if there is anything I can help with!! Again, so sorry for the trouble! xT

  3. 2 stars
    I love your recipes, but this did not turn out well. I made it in the crockpot and followed the directions exactly. It was super watery- basically soup. I added extra cheese to thicken it up but it really didn’t help. The flavors were just off and the garlic never really softened. It wasn’t inexpensive to make so I’m pretty bummed about this one.

    1. Hi Trisha,
      So sorry to hear you had some issues with this recipe! I’m not sure why yours was watery, the orzo should have absorbed most of the liquid. Please let me know if I can help in any way, again so sorry! xx

  4. 5 stars
    Made this tonight for my family. I used the stove top instructions. It was easy AND DELICIOUS! I served it with green salad, fresh steamed broccoli, and buttery crescent rolls. We were swabbing our plates with the bread to soak up the yummy gravy! Another one to add to the dinner repertoire! Thanks HBH for making our Monday Night dinner so satisfying!

  5. Loved this recipe! The flavors in your recipes are always so beautiful! I chose to chop up the chicken and add it back to the sauce. I did the instant pot version and the sauce thickens up fast when sauteing the gnocchi – was surprised all the garlic cooked down! Another win, thank you!!

  6. 2 stars
    Hi Tieghan,
    I made this the other night, and I unfortunately agree with the other reviews. This recipe fell short for me. I used the IP method and followed the directions exactly as written. Searing the chicken with the mustard and herbs made it stick to my non stick IP pot insert really bad. The sauce was very runny and not creamy, the wine over took the flavor making the herbs and garlic not very noticeable. I think recipe has potential but needs some tweaking.

    1. Hi Molly,
      Thanks for giving this recipe a try and sharing your feedback, so sorry to hear it was not enjoyed! I’ll take another look at the recipe:) xx

  7. 2 stars
    Let me preface by saying I absolutely adore you and your recipes Tieghan. But this one needs some tweaking. I’ve made it twice now because the first time I though “there’s no way I don’t like one of her recipes” but unfortunately the wine, the sauce consistency and the uncooked garlic didn’t work for me. Would recommend substituting the wine for chicken broth, and chopping up the garlic so it softens, and maybe no water when adding the gnocchi and Brussels as it’s a very thin watery sauce. Sorry T 🙁

    1. Hi Paige,
      Thanks for giving this recipe a try! Sorry to hear it was not enjoyed, I will go back and look at it:) Thanks again! xT

  8. Hi! I made this tonight, and the chicken came out really dry! What did I do wrong!? Other than that, it was delicious!

    1. Hey Janee,
      Thanks so much for trying this recipe, so sorry to hear your chicken was dry! Which cooking method did you use? Did you use chicken breasts or thin tenders? I need a little more info to better help you:) xTieghan

  9. 5 stars
    SO good and so easy to make. Only used a tiny bit of heavy cream and it was still creamy enough. I used the InstantPot version. Love when you put InstantPot options on your recipes because I’m trying to use mine more!

    1. Hey Kate,
      Happy Monday!! I am delighted to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for giving it a try!🍁 xxT

  10. Is there a crockpot you recommend?

    Also thank you for always giving stovetop, crockpot, and instant pot instructions! We haven’t invested in a crockpot or instant pot yet so it’s been nice to always still be able to try out your delicious looking recipes online and from all the cookbooks

  11. I just love everything you do! And Oslo is the best! 😉
    Okay – I am planning to make this next week and have a question. If I follow the crock pot instructions but omit the broiler part do you think it would still work. Every single time I use the broiler I burn what I’m broiling. Like, always.
    Thanks so much!

    1. Hi Jennifer,
      Thanks so much for your kind message! Yes, you can totally skip the broiler, no big deal:) I hope you love this recipe! xTieghan

  12. 4 stars
    I loved this recipe, I thought it had a lot of flavor! I did a few things differently…. I marinated the chicken overnight, crushed the garlic instead of leaving whole and used 4 cloves. I also roasted the brussel sprouts in the oven with evoo and salt and pepper. Definitely will make again!

    1. Hey Cara,
      Happy Wednesday!👻 I love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed and appreciate you giving it a try and sharing your feedback! xx

  13. 2 stars
    I tried making this today but I agree with some of the comments, I found this bland and didn’t like how everything tasted together.

    1. Hi Angelina,
      Thanks for giving the recipe a try and sharing your feedback, so sorry to hear the dish was not enjoyed! xx