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Owen baked chicken with gnocchi in a creamy spinach and white wine sauce

Here’s another lunch recommendation we have for you – perfectly roasted chicken served with gluten-free gnocchi in a creamy spinach and wine sauce. For this delicious dish, we’ve chosen high-quality chicken and a premium dry white wine, Zeleni silvanac from the renowned winery Podrumi Kolar. The chicken is roasted in a deep pot to keep it juiciness, and the combination with the sauce creates a perfect balance of flavors and textures. What’s more, the Međimursko chicken has received not only the “Antibiotic-free” certificate but also the label “Proven Quality – Croatia,” proving its commitment to the highest production standards and quality.


For the chicken

  • 1 #međimurskopile
  • a bit of salt
  • 100 ml of olive oil
  • 150 ml of water

For the sauce

  • 500 g of gluten-free potato gnocchi
  • a little butter – as much as fits in a tablespoon
  • 2 cloves of garlic – finely chopped
  • salt (to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon Italian spice mix
  • 200 ml heavy cream, I used lactose-free
  • 250 ml of dry white wine
  • 50 g of grated parmesan cheese
  • 300 g of spinach

Preparation steps

  1. Heat the oven to 200°C.
  2. Wash the chicken and put it in a deep pot. Pour with oil, add water and salt. Then, cover the pot with a lid or close it with aluminum foil. Bake for 1.5 hours, then remove the lid or foil and bake for another 20 minutes.
  3. While the chicken is baking, make the sauce.
  4. First, briefly blanch the washed spinach, then blend it into a creamy mixture.
  5. Melt the butter in a deep pan over medium heat, then add the sliced garlic and sauté for about 30 seconds.
  6. Add the wine and the mixture of Italian spices and mix everything well.
  7. Then add gnocchi and cream. Reduce the heat and cover the pan. Cook for 5 minutes.
  8. Remove the lid and mix in the Parmesan cheese and the blended blended spinach.
  9. Let it cook uncovered for a few more minutes until the sauce thickens even more and the gnocchi are cooked.
  10. Taste a little of the sauce and add salt if necessary.

Enjoy the flavors!