Gluten Free Springtime Lemon Chicken and Gnocchi Soup

Gluten-Free Springtime Lemon Chicken & Gnocchi Soup

This soup comes together faster than you could imagine with a few supermarket shortcuts like rotisserie chicken and pre-chopped veggies. In no time, you can have a perfect, healthy soup that’s light yet hearty and tastes as though it has been simmering for hours. And because the gnocchi cooks right in the same pot, the starch released while it is cooking adds a nice thickening and creaminess to the soup and eliminates the need for cream.


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Gluten Free Springtime Lemon Chicken and Gnocchi Soup
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Springtime Lemon Chicken & Gnocchi Soup

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Soup
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 487kcal
Author: Kim Maes


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion , diced* (buy pre-diced onions)
  • 3 large carrots , peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces* (or use about 2 cups baby carrots)
  • 3 celery stalks , diced* (buy pre-diced celery)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 garlic cloves , minced* (buy jarred minced garlic)
  • 6 cups gluten-free chicken broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 sprigs fresh parsley
  • 1 (2- to 3-pound) gluten-free rotisserie chicken* (meat shredded; about 4-5 cups)
  • 16 ounces gluten-free potato gnocchi
  • 1 (5-ounce) bag baby spinach
  • Juice of ½ medium lemon (cut other half into wedges to serve)


  • Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat until simmering. Add onion, carrots, and celery. Season with salt and pepper. Sauté until softened, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Add broth, bay leaf, and parsley. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to maintain a low simmer for about 20 minutes.
  • Remove and discard the bay leaf and parsley. Add shredded chicken and gnocchi. Continue to simmer until gnocchi is al dente, about 3 minutes, or according to package instructions.
  • Add spinach and lemon juice and cook until spinach wilts, 1-2 minutes. Season soup with additional salt and pepper, to taste.


*I noted the supermarket shortcut items in the ingredient lists with an asterisk and additional comments, so you know exactly where you’re saving some time.


Nutrition Facts
Springtime Lemon Chicken & Gnocchi Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 487 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 163mg54%
Sodium 1158mg48%
Potassium 851mg24%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 53g106%
Vitamin A 5580IU112%
Vitamin C 11.7mg14%
Calcium 77mg8%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Gluten Free Springtime Lemon Chicken and Gnocchi Soup Recipe

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Tags: Chicken Gnocchi Kim Maes Lemon Magazine Rotisserie
  1. Debbie
    February 5, 2021

    This sound great!! Where do I find the gluten free potato gnocchi or do ya have a recipe?

    1. Gluten Free & More
      February 8, 2021

      Gnocchi is found in the pasta section or in the frozen foods section, but whether or not it’s gluten free will depend on what your local grocery stores carry. You can also check stores like Whole Foods that might have more gluten-free options, or order online. A few GF brands of gnocchi include Delallo, Alessi, Le Veneziane, Farabella, Cappello’s (this one is grain free and Paleo) and Celentano.

      Here’s a recipe if you’d like to try making your own:

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