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Potato Gnocchi, Chicken and Asparagus in a Creamy Dill Sauce

After my disastrous attempt at making gnocchi recently, I just had to redeem myself.  I think I pulled it off. 






I don't mean to brag or anything, but  this was absolutely amazing! I was expecting the gnocchi to be the star of this meal, but it was actually the creamy dill sauce that really made this one a superstar.  I used  light cream cheese instead of heavy cream and it was as rich and decadent as any cream sauce could ever hope to be. The dill and lemon  brighten it up and keep it from being too heavy- tasting. This sauce would also be great  with tortellini, penne or fettuccine in place of the gnocchi. Or, try salmon,shrimp or scallops instead of the chicken.

Potato Gnocchi, Chicken and Asparagus in a Creamy Dill Sauce
( serves 2- 4 people)

1 large boneless chicken breast, sliced into bite-sized pieces
8 to 12 spears asparagus, trimmed and sliced in 1/2 inch pieces on an angle
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 scallions, sliced thinly
4 oz light cream cheese
juice and zest of one lem…