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Chicken & Gnocchi Sheet Pan

This chicken and gnocchi sheet pan is the perfect meal to serve any night of the week. It combines fresh vegetables with chicken and pillowy soft gnocchi to make a full meal with one pan and little clean up.

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I know how hard it can be to get dinner to the table quickly after a long day at work. The last thing you want after a busy day is to be slaving over the stove for hours. Sheet pan meals are a great solution because you get everything done in one pan, making clean up a breeze, and they cook fairly quickly. In fact, this whole meal comes together and can be on your table in less than an hour.

Sheet pan meals are a great way to use up whatever vegetables you have in your fridge. While I’ve given you a recipe below as a starting point, you can change this up in so many ways. If you don’t have one of the vegetables and want to substitute something else, that is perfectly fine. If you prefer different herbs and spices, that is easy to change too.

The reason I love this sheet pan meal so much is because of the gnocchi. Gnocchi are little pillows of potato goodness. They are usually served like pasta, often quickly boiled and then served with a sauce. In this sheet pan meal you simply toss them in a bit of oil and garlic and then throw them on top of everything else. They cook beautifully and then when you broil the pan with some parmesan cheese at the end the gnocchi get a wee bit crisp on the outside while maintaining that soft centre.

Chicken and gnocchi

Because of the endless variations this is the type of meal I never get tired of.


Making this recipe is really easy. Simply chop the chicken and vegetables into bits sized pieces and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. You can skip the parchment if you like, but it does make clean up easier.

Next, drizzle 2 tablespoon of olive oil over the entire pan and sprinkle with the minced garlic, 1 teaspoon of salt and the thyme.

Place the gnocchi in a medium sized bowl, then toss with the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil, the clove of crushed garlic and 1 teaspoon of salt, then spread on top of the chicken and vegetables.

Toss in the oven at 375 degrees for approximately 25 min until chicken is cooked and vegetables are tender then remove from the oven. Turn the oven to broil, sprinkle the parmesan cheese over the pan and return to the oven. Cook for about 5 minutes until cheese is melted and slightly golden brown.

Serve and enjoy!


  • Can I make this vegetarian? Of course! Simply leave out the chicken and add extra vegetables.
  • Can I use different protein? You sure can. Pork or beef would make great substitues.
  • Want to change the seasonings? Try oregano, basil, or chilli flakes. If you want to make things really easy, swap the olive oil with Italian dressing and leave out the thyme.


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Chicken & Gnocchi Sheet Pan

A simple and quick dinner for any night of the week. Chicken, gnocchi and vegetables are baked together in one pan for a delicious meal and easy clean up.
4.82 from 22 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 390kcal
Author: Deanna


  • 1.5 Pounds Boneless, skinless, chicken breast cut into bite size pieces
  • 2 Cups Zucchini cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 Cups Mixed bell peppers cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 Cups Mushrooms quartered
  • 1 Cup Onion diced
  • 3 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 3 Cloves Garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoon Dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 package Shelf stable gnocchi
  • 1 Clove Garlic crushed
  • ½ Cup Parmesan cheese shredded


  • Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees
  • Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Cut chicken and vegetables into bite sized pieces and spread evenly on the pan
  • Drizzle 2 tablespoon of olive oil over the entire pan
  • Sprinkle pan with minced garlic, thyme and 1 teaspoon of kosher salt
  • Place gnocchi in a medium bowl and toss with remaining tablespoon of olive oil, crushded garlic and 1 teaspoon of salt
  • Spread over the pan
  • Place in oven and bake for approximatly 25 minutes until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are tender.
  • Remove pan from the oven and set oven to broil. Sprinkle the parmesan cheese evenly over the pan.
  • Return to the oven and broil for approximatly 5 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly
  • Serve and enjoy!


Calories: 390kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 1305mg | Potassium: 792mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1750IU | Vitamin C: 76mg | Calcium: 147mg | Iron: 4mg

Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Danielle Bryant

Wednesday 13th of September 2023

I really want to try this meal but how could I do it with frozen gnocchi? Can I still bake it the same way? Thanks!


Thursday 14th of September 2023

It should work fine with frozen gnocchi. It possibly may take an extra couple of minutes to cook to allow time for the gnocchi to thaw, but I see no issues.

Jessy George

Monday 19th of August 2019

I would love to try with substitute for gnocchi, Do you have any ideas? I love the recipe so I will try without it. Thanks for the ideas.


Monday 19th of August 2019

You could use parboiled potatoes cut into bite sized pieces. Or some cooked tortellini or ravioli would be amazing too! If you are wanting to leave out the starch, just load up on extra veggies. I don't think you can go wrong either way. Enjoy!


Monday 19th of August 2019

I love meals like this, and I never thought of using gnocchi because I thought they had gluten in them. Turns out there are gluten-free ones available. So I plan to give it a try! Thanks for sharing this!


Monday 19th of August 2019

Yes, there are quite a few gluten free varieties available. Hope you enjoy it!


Sunday 18th of August 2019

This looks like a great sheet pan dinner!! I love the idea of mixing the gnocchi with chicken! I didn't know that you could bake gnocchi. Learn something new every day!


Sunday 18th of August 2019

Wow this looks so good and so simple to make!! Definitely will save for a Sunday night dinner idea. Thanks!!