Have you ever tried Trader Joe’s gnocchi? Well, if you like gnocchi you should give it a try…I must confess it was better than I expected. As a matter of fact, this is my second time cooking it and this time I dressed it with peas, roasted sugar tomatoes and sous vide chicken.
This is particular great especially if you are pressed for time (like now getting ready for the holidays…), in a short time you are ready for an almost “gourmet” dinner, considering that you have in your refrigerator roasted sugar tomatoes and in the freezer green peas, sous vide chicken and a bag of Trader Joe’s gnocchi. Don’t panic if you do not have the ingredients listed…you can add fresh spinach, mushroom, roasted garlic, bacon, sausage, you can literally add whatever you like…just search your refrigerator…and you will be able to mix and match…
Did I tell you about sous vide chicken? I always have it in my freezer, it is so convenient, you can use the individually frozen chicken breast in hot dishes like this one or cold ones like salad and sandwiches…they are always moist and tender and loaded with flavors. You can marinate the chicken with any kind of spice you want. Please check here for the sous vide chicken recipe.
How to freeze sous vide chicken:
Before placing the sous vide cooked chicken breast, simply drop the bags of chicken breasts into an ice water bath after the cooking time and let them chill completely.
1 Trader Joe’s Gnocchi
½ to ¾ cup frozen green peas
½ cup roasted sugar tomatoes (recipe here or here)
1 sous vide chicken breast
Defrost the sous vide chicken breast in the refrigerator overnight or in the counter for an hour. Quickly sear both sides in a cast iron pan, just enough to produce a golden color. Slice and set aside.
In a cast iron pan add the gnocchi from Trader Joe’s and follow its instructions. When it is almost ready add the frozen green peas and roasted tomatoes, mix gently. Add the sliced chicken breast, mix and serve hot.
Did you know that gnocchi is a variation of pasta? It is usually made with the same ingredients as for pasta and it is eaten as a main dish.