We found this recipe in a December 2007 Real Simple Magazine.  I am a sucker for gnocchi.  Probably because I don’t get it very often!  The way the chicken was cooked made it totally tender, but the chicken skin was also really soft and I find that a little gross.  So I discarded that!
Smoky braised chicken and gnocchi

  • 4 chicken legs
  • salt and pepper
  • EVOO
  • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 Tbsp smoked or hot paprika
  • 2 yellow onions
  • 1 pound gnocchi
Preheat oven to 400.

Pat chicken dry and then sprinkle with 1 t salt and 1/2 t pepper.

Heat oil in a large ovenproof saucepan over medium-high heat.  Add the chicken, skin-side down, and cook for 5 minutes until the skin is crisp.  Turn the chicken and add the broth, paprika, and onions.

Transfer the saucepan to the oven and cook uncovered for a half hour.

Add the gnocchi and cook for 15 additional minutes or until the gnocchi is fully cooked.
Nutritionals (Serves 4):Cals: 379, Fat: 11, Carb: 45.5, Fiber: 5.9, Protein: 22.9