Wash and slice the grape tomatoes in halves and set aside.Wash and cut the chicken breast in bite size. Place in a bowl, and season with salt and pepper to taste.Over medium high heat, heat the oil in a pan. Then add the chicken. Cook until golden brown on all sides. This should take about 8-10 minutes depending on the cut size.Meanwhile, make the pesto sauce by adding all ingredients to a blender, and blend to a smooth saucy consistency. Set aside.
Once all of the chicken has browned, add in the frozen gnocchi. You may run it under hot water quickly by placing the gnocchi bits in a bowl to thaw it out (no more than 1 minute). But this is NOT necessary unless it is completely frozen.Continue to stir to allow all of the gnocchi to cook, once you see some of the gnocchi pieces starts to turn golden brown, Transfer the chicken and gnocchi to a large bowl.Add in the pesto sauce and tomatoes, mix well combined.
Serve with cheeze (optional) and enjoy!
Quick Tips For Making This Recipe
Store-bought or homemade Gnocchi –If you have the time to make homemade Gnocchi, go for it! If you don’t have the time, consider using store-bought ones from the frozen food section at the local grocery store. Either homemade or store-bought will work well in this recipe. Be mindful that gnocchi cooks much faster than “pasta”, once you see them floating to the top of the water, they are done.
Storing leftovers – Leftover pesto sauce will last well in the fridge for up to 4 days (it may oxidase but just give it a stir).