Pesto Chicken Gnocchi with Green Beans

This is a super easy recipe that is perfect for a weeknight. It only has 4 ingredients and comes together super fast! Plus, it tastes delicious!!! This is also great without the chicken if you want to use it as a side, although it is still filling enough to not use the chicken and still have it as your main meal. In the past, I’ve made my own pesto for this dish, but after winter my poor basil plant isn’t doing too well so I decided to go with store bought and while I still love homemade pesto, this was so easy I know I will be doing this again!



1 box Gnocchi


Green Beans (fresh or frozen, but if using frozen thaw them first)

2 Chicken Breasts

Prep: Add 2 heaping tablespoons of pesto in a bag with your chicken. Massage around to thoroughly coat chicken. Refrigerate for 30 minutes up to overnight.



-Preheat oven to 375*, bake chicken for 30-35 minutes. Shred or dice up cooked chicken.


-While chicken is baking, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the gnocchi, after 2-3 minutes, the gnocchi will start to float, add in the green beans. Boil for an additional 2-3 minutes, drain and return to pot. Add desired amount of pesto and your cooked chicken and enjoy!


Doesn’t get much easier than that!

Recipe adapted via


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