Romano’s Macaroni Grill is an Italian restaurant brand founded in 1988 by Phil Romano, one of the industry’s leading innovators. Inspired by the Italian country cuisine served in Romano’s grandmother’s kitchen, Macaroni Grill blends Italian traditions with progressive culinary inspiration from all regions of Italy and the U.S. An extensive wine list and the chain’s unique honor wine system finish out the experience in this polished casual atmosphere.

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Chicken Gnocchi Soup



CHICKEN GNOCCHI SOUP
Macaroni Grill Copycat Recipe

2 boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 1 inch thin squares
3 cloves of garlic, pressed
1 tablespoon onion, finely chopped
2 tablespoons of fresh basil, finely chopped
1 cup fresh spinach cut into very thin strips
2 cups gnocchi (not frozen)
2 cups half and half
2 cans chicken broth
1 cube chicken bullion
4 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon Wondra or flour
1 teaspoon parsley flakes (fresh or dried)
1 teaspoon oregano
1 cup grated Pecorino Romano Cheese
garlic powder, to taste
fresh cracked pepper, to taste
ground sea salt (small amount due to high sodium content of chicken broth)

In a large(4 quart or more) saute pan or stock pot, heat extra virgin olive oil. Saute chicken (season to taste with garlic powder, sea salt, and cracked pepper). Once cooked through, stir in garlic and onion; mix thoroughly. Add butter and Wondra. Stir until fully melted, combined, and chicken is coated.
Stir in chicken broth and chicken bullion. Be sure to scrape the crusted flavor off of the bottom of the pan. Bring to a simmer; stirring frequently. Stir in gnocchi, oregano, and parsley. Let simmer for 5-7 minutes to cook gnocchi. Stir in half and half, spinach, and fresh basil; reduce heat. Stir in sea salt and cracked pepper. Let combine for about 10 minutes; stirring occasionally. Stir in grated Pecorino Romano cheese just before serving.

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