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Basil Chicken Gnocchi Skillet Bake. Layers of tomato basil pasta sauce, creamy gnocchi, crisp breaded chicken, fresh basil and gooey cheese are baked for a hearty Italian dish everyone loves! Add buttery garlic knots that you bake in the bag and are perfect for busy families and beautiful dish you can serve to your family or to wow visitors!
Everyone is busy! That’s why I really try to come up with meals that are easy, convenient, nutritious and also ones that my kids will love. When I heard abotu Walmart’s Sam’s Choice Italia line of hand-crafted products sourced in Italy, I was all for giving it a try. I’ve been really impressed and I have a recipe we have perfected that I would love to share – I think I’ve come up with a winner – Basil Chicken Gnocchi Skillet Bake.
I am really excited about the Sam’s Choice Italia line! First of all, the prices are amazing. Secondly, they save me time. For example, the Four Cheese Gnocchi is packaged with a special cheese sauce that is so yummy. All I had to do to make it was add water, gnocchi and the sauce packet and in less than 10 minutes I had creamy cheesy gnocchi ready to go! The cheese tastes like I imagine it does in Italy. There’s parmigiano reggiano, romano and gorgonzola cheeses all combining for a taste explosion.
Everything in this recipe is made using products from the new Sam’s Choice Italia line and other fresh ingredients found in Walmart’s grocery department like chicken breasts, fresh tomatoes, cheeses and of course fresh basil. And the Sam’s Choice Italia pasta sauces are awesome and there is a huge assortment – alfredo sauce, puttanesca sauce, napoletana pasta sauce. The entire line is hand-crafted in Italy and directly imported to the US.
This Basil Chicken Gnocchi Skillet Bake is great for busy families like mine because the time is cut down by using the Sam’s Choice Italia Gnocchi as well as using an Air Fryer. Of course, if you don’t have an Air Fryer you can cook the chicken in your skillet on the stove top! And all of the ingredients are layered in one dish which you just pop in the oven and it bakes away while you get the rest of the meal together. You start with a layer of Sam’s Choice Italia Tomato Basil Pasta Sauce on the bottom of the skillet, then the next layer is the creamy gnocchi, then add slices of fresh mozzarella and basil, top that with your crispy breaded chicken breasts, then the rest of the pasta sauce, diced mozzarella, basil and Parmesan cheese. Pop it in the oven and in 15 minutes you serve your family the most gorgeous, bubbling Italian layered main dish.
Another thing I love as a busy, working mom is the Marketside Garlic Knots! They save SO much time. These garlic knots are all ready to go. I love that you bake them at home so they come fresh and hot out of the oven. AND you cook them directly in the bag which saves time – plus you don’t have clean another baking dish! WIN! You can grab them in Walmart’s bakery area.
I popped my skillet bake in the oven and then just tossed the Marketside Garlic Knot bag right next to the skillet when there was 9 minutes left and they both came out together and dinner was served!! Marketside also makes two different varieties of these garlic knots – Savory and Three Cheese. There are 8 in a bag which is perfect for our family.
Head over to Walmart and check out the new Sam’s Choice Italia line of products hand crafted in Italy and make this Basil Chicken Gnocchi Skillet Bake:
Basil Chicken Gnocchi Skillet Bake
Basil Chicken Gnocchi Skillet Bake. Layers of basil pasta sauce, creamy gnocchi, crisp breaded chicken, fresh basil and gooey cheese are baked for a hearty Italian dish everyone loves! Add buttery garlic knots that you bake in the bag and are perfect for busy families and a and beautiful dish you can serve to your family or to wow visitors!
- 1 package Italia Four Cheese Gnocchi (13 oz.)
- 1 cup Italian Bread Crumbs
- 1 cup Flour
- 2 large eggs, whisked
- 1/4 cup fresh Parmesan Cheese
- 1/4 pound fresh Mozzarella Cheese
- 1 bottle Italia Basil Pasta Sauce
- 1/2 cup fresh Basil, chopped
- 2 large Chicken Breasts
- 1 package Marketplace Garlic Knots (rolls)
- 2 small tomatoes, chopped
Preheat oven to 350-degrees
Cook gnocchi according to package instructions. When done put in a bowl.
Cut chicken breasts in half, butterflying them so they are half as thick.
In three bowls -- 2 eggs whisked, 1 cup breadcrumbs, 1 cup flour. Dip each butterflied chicken breast in first the flour, then whisked eggs, then the breadcrumbs.
Put butterflied chicken breasts in airfryer and cook on 35-degrees for 12 minutes. I had to do the chicken breasts in 2 batches. If you don't have an airfryer you can cook the breaded chicken in the skillet on the stove. Cooking in 1/2 cup of oil for 5 minutes on each side.
Layer your items in the skillet for the skillet bake. 1. Pour 1/2 of the bottled pasta sauce on the bottom of the skillet. 2. scoop gnocchi on top of the pasta sauce. 3. Layer sliced mozzarella cheese, fresh basil and grated Parmesan cheese. 4. Layer breaded chicken breasts. 5. Layer chopped Mozzarella cheese, chopped tomatoes and more grated Parmesan cheese and basil.
Bake at 375-degrees for 15 minutes. When there is 9 minutes left on baking time, pop the package of Marketplace Garlic Knots in the same oven as the skillet.
Give it a try! And be sure to check out Walmart’s new Sam’s Choice Italia line of products. I think you will love them as much as I do!
You can find out more about Sam’s Choice Italia line here.
Have a Delicious Day!