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One-Pan BBQ Ranch Chicken Gnocchi

One-Pan BBQ Ranch Chicken Gnocchi

  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 (16-oz) package premade gnocchi
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup corn (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • ¼ cup BBQ sauce, plus more for serving
  • ¼ cup ranch dressing, plus more for serving
  • 3 cups baby spinach
  • 1 cup Monterey Jack or mozzarella cheese, grated
  • Chopped parsley or scallions, for serving


  1. Add the oil to a large skillet and place over medium heat. Add the gnocchi and cook, stirring often, until plumped and starting to brown, about 5 minutes. Remove the gnocchi from the pan and set aside (HINT: while you’re crisping up the gnocchi, chop all your veggies).
  2. Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper and then add them to the same pan. Cook for 4-5 minutes, per side, or until cooked through. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.
  3. Add the onion, peppers, corn, and garlic to the same pan and cook for 3-4 minutes or until the veggies begin to soften. Add in the chicken broth, BBQ sauce, and ranch dressing and stir to combine. Meanwhile, dice the chicken into bite-sized pieces.
  4. Bring the mixture to a simmer and then add the baby spinach, gnocchi, and diced chicken. Toss to combine everything and return to a simmer. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper.
  5. Sprinkle the cheese over everything and cover the skillet. Cook for about 3-4 minutes or until the cheese is melted and everything else is gooey and bubbly. If you want a crispier cheese crust, place the pan under the broiler for about 2 minutes, watching it carefully.
  6. Serve garnished with parsley and scallions and another drizzle of BBQ sauce and/or ranch dressing.