Chicken Tetrazzini Recipe (VIDEO) (2024)

This chicken tetrazzini is comforting and supremely creamy; a cheesy pasta bakeloaded with juicychicken and plump mushrooms. It’sbasedon one of the MOST POPULAR recipes on my blog.

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When you bake thispasta casserole, some of the sauce bakes into the pasta, theflavors marry and [!!BAM!!] something wonderful happens. You’ll know what I mean when you try it. Ridiculously good, easy to prepare, kid friendly, reheats well and freezer safe. P.S. you can furthersimplify this by using rotisserie chicken– You’rewelcome ‘ma friends :).

Chicken Tetrazzini Recipe

This recipecan be done entirely using adutch oven so it can go from the stove to the oven saving you some dishes.You can also bake it in a 13×9″ casserole dish, but whicheverpathyou choose, the result will be a cheesy, creamy chicken pasta bake that will have your family refilling their bowls.

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Ingredients for Chicken Tetrazzini:

  • We used thin spaghetti, but you can substitute with any kind of noodles you have on hand such as linguine or fettuccini pasta for your chicken tetrazzini casserole.
  • SHORTCUT: (what you will see in the video), you can use a rotisserie chicken and cut away enough chicken meat to get 4 cups of shredded chicken. Light or dark meat will work.
  • This recipe calls for low sodium chicken broth. Regular chicken broth is ok, but go easy on the salt and add more to taste when making the sauce.

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How to Make Chicken Tetrazzini (Watch the Video below):

1. Preheat Oven to 350˚F. Cook pasta in salted water according to package instructions thenrinse to stop the cooking process, drain and set aside.

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2. Shred 4 cups of rotisserie Chicken into bite-sized pieces and set aside.

OR: If cooking your own chicken, In a large dutch oven pot, melt 1 Tbsp butter and 1 Tbsp oil over medium-high heat. Season chicken breasts with about 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper. Once oil is hot, saute chicken until golden brown on both sides and cooked through (about 4 min per side). Remove to a cutting board to cool then dice chicken into bite-sized pieces.

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3. In your large dutch oven pot, add 2 Tbsp oil then sliced mushrooms and sauté 3 min or until soft. Add diced onions and cook until onions are soft (5-7 min). Add minced garlic and sauté another 1-2 min. Transfer to a separate dish.

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4. In the same pot, melt 4 Tbsp butter and add 1/3 cup flour whisking until lightly golden (11/2min). Add 2 1/2 cups chicken broth, 1 Tbsp lemon juice, 1 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper and whisk until smooth. Add 1 1/2 cups half and half and bring to a simmer then season sauce to taste.

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5. Return chicken, mushrooms and pasta to the pot then season to taste with salt and pepper, sprinkle in 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley and stir to combine. Sprinkle the top generously with shredded mozzarella, cover and bake at 350˚F for 30 min then remove lid and continue baking 15 min.(See notes below for13×9 casserole dish baking tips).

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Author: Natasha Kravchuk

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This chicken tetrazzini is comforting and supremely creamy; a cheesy pasta bake loaded with juicy chicken and plump mushrooms.

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Prep Time: 15 minutes mins

Cook Time: 1 hour hr 5 minutes mins

Total Time: 1 hour hr 20 minutes mins

Ingredients

Servings: 8 as a main course

For the Chicken Tetrazzini:

  • 12 oz thin spaghetti or linguine
  • 4 cups shredded rotisserie chicken, *or cook 2 lbs chicken breast
  • 1 lb button mushrooms, thickly sliced
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil

For the Creamy Sauce:

  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups half and half, or sub with equal parts milk & heavy cream
  • 1 tsp sea salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1/4 cup parsley,, chopped, plus more to garnish
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat Oven to 350˚F. Cook pasta in a large pot of salted water until aldente according to package instructions then rinse to stop the cooking process, drain and set aside.

  • Cut 4 cups of chicken meat from a rotisserie chicken and shred into bite-sized pieces and set aside.

  • Place a large dutch oven or pot over medium/high heat. Add 2 Tbsp oil then add sliced mushrooms and sauté 3 min or until softened. Add diced onions and cook until onions are soft and golden, 5-7 min. Add minced garlic and sauté another 1-2 min until fragrant. Remove to the cutting board with chicken.

  • In the same pot, melt 4 Tbsp butter and whisk in 1/3 cup flour until lightly golden (1 1/2 min). Add 2 1/2 cups chicken broth, 1 Tbsp lemon juice, 1 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper and whisk until smooth. Add 1 1/2 cups half and half and bring to a simmer. Seasonsauce with more salt and pepper to taste.

  • Return chicken, mushrooms, onions and pasta to the pot then sprinkle in 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley and stir to combine. Sprinkle the top generously with shredded mozzarella, cover and bake at 350˚F for 30 min then remove lid and continue baking 15 min.**

Notes

*To cook your own chicken: in your dutch oven or pot, melt 1 Tbsp butter and 1 Tbsp oil over medium-high heat. Season 2 lbs chicken breasts with about 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper. Once oil is hot, saute chicken until golden brown on both sides and cooked through (about 4 min per side). Remove to cutting board to cool then cut into bite-sized pieces.

**If baking in a 13x9 casserole dish, cover with foil and bake 25-30 minutes then bake uncovered an additional 10-15 min (it bakes 5-10 min faster in a casserole dish)

Nutrition Per Serving

413kcal Calories43g Carbs16g Protein21g Fat10g Saturated Fat49mg Cholesterol471mg Sodium454mg Potassium2g Fiber3g Sugar638IU Vitamin A6mg Vitamin C177mg Calcium2mg Iron

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Nutrition Facts

Chicken Tetrazzini Recipe

Amount per Serving

Calories

413

% Daily Value*

Fat

21

g

32

%

Saturated Fat

10

g

63

%

Cholesterol

49

mg

16

%

Sodium

471

mg

20

%

Carbohydrates

43

g

14

%

Fiber

2

g

8

%

Sugar

3

g

3

%

Protein

16

g

32

%

Vitamin A

638

IU

13

%

Vitamin C

6

mg

7

%

Calcium

177

mg

18

%

Iron

2

mg

11

%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: American

Keyword: chicken tetrazzini, chicken tetrazzini casserole

Skill Level: Easy/Medium

Cost to Make: $$

Calories: 413

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Serve right away to the line that has formed behind you :). I can’t help but pair this with crunchy baby dill pickles (mildly obsessed pickle fanover here). I hope your family LOVES this!

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