Chicken Tetrazzini

Chicken Tetrazzini
Makes:
8
servings
Prep Time:
20
minutes
Total Time:
65
minutes
based on 99 reviews
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Chicken Tetrazzini is a hearty chicken casserole the whole family will enjoy for dinner.

In this recipe:

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Ingredients:

  • 8 oz. dry spaghetti, cooked, drained and kept warm
  • 1/4 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine, divided
  • 3/4 cup BUITONI® Shredded Parmesan Cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1 can (14.5 oz.) chicken broth
  • 1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 2 cups cooked, chopped chicken or turkey breast meat
  • 2 cans (4 oz each) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons dry sherry

Directions:

PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Lightly grease 13 x 9-inch baking dish.

COMBINE breadcrumbs and 2 tablespoons butter in small bowl. Stir in 1/4 cup cheese.

MELT remaining butter in medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion; cook, stirring occasionally, for 1 to 2 minutes or until tender. Stir in flour, salt and pepper; cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Remove from heat; gradually stir in broth. Return to heat; bring to boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Stir in evaporated milk and remaining cheese; cook over low heat until cheese melts. Remove from heat. Stir in chicken, mushrooms, peas and sherry.

COMBINE pasta and chicken mixture in large bowl. Pour into prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with breadcrumb topping.

BAKE for 20 to 25 minutes or until topping is lightly browned. Serve immediately.


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Tasty

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Amy Hilton from DOVER, PA

My husband and I liked it. We didn't have the onion to put in it though, which would make it taste better.

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    MMMMMMMM

    Amy Hill from Kennewick, WA

    Made this tonight for me and the hubby...outstanding! I'm hoping it will reheat will w/no cream in it!

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    delicious

    rachael ruiz from Sanger, CA

    This was easy and kids loved it. My husband is diabetic, so I used less noodles and whole wheat ones, but added a lot more chicken and peas as my daughter loves peas. I also made my own bread crumbs with whole wheat toast. Everyone thought it was great.

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    Very Tasty & Versatile

    Nicole Brousseau from Cutler Bay, FL

    After making this recipe once, which everyone gobbled up, I tweaked it the second time. I cut potabello caps into cubes and cooked them with the onions. I also added some ricotta cheese that I bended with soft tofu and added it when I added the parm to the broth (therefore I was able to leave out the chicken because if all the protein in the tofu). Came out great!!

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    Quick & Easy

    Jeaneen Richard from Nashville, TN

    I make this all the time for my family. Not only is it quick and easy, its delicious also. A big hit with the family.

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    Excellent!

    Krystal Norman from Massachusetts

    This is such a quick and easy dinner idea! Everyone loved it and I will be making this again soon!

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    Chicken Tetrazzini

    Becky Saltzman from HOUMA, LA

    This recipe was fast and easy. It tasted great, better than any version of this recipe I have tried before.

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    Chicken Tetrazzini

    Sheila Martin from VIRGINIA BEACH, VA

    Really good - everyone liked (my husband didn't like the breadcrumb topping). My older son has celiac disease (he had 2 helpings) and even though I had to use pasta made from rice and gluten-free flour, it was very tasty. Half of the pasta was spinach/rice which added to the color. Will definitely make this again! Great use for leftover chicken or turkey.

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    chicken tetrazzini

    Mary Spillum from HAWLEY, MN

    Easy to make and tastes delicious. Even my picky two year old gobbled it up!

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    Mandi's Yummy Thoughts

    Amanda Nelson from EL CAJON, CA

    I enjoyed making this dish it was easy and fast just what i like.

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    missing something

    Maryann Herman from GENEVA, NY

    I found this recipe needed a bit more kick to it...but I'm not sure what would do it for this recipe. I did use turkey instead of chicken (Thanksgiving leftovers) and added a bit of spinach to try to make it healthier. Possibly a bit more powdered chicken stock would liven it up.

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    There won't be leftovers

    Tricia Brownstein from CAMARILLO, CA

    I omitted the butter and used fresh sliced mushrooms which I sauteed with the onions. I was such a hit my eight year old daughter asked if we could have the leftovers for dinner the next night, and we did.

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    chicken tetrazzini

    Carol Youngblood from Rochester, NY

    This is good. I made it last night and I omitted the cheese and used black pepper, also used chicken. It's also fast in making.

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    creamy

    Louise Angelos from WAUKEGAN, IL

    love it but did leave out the peas we all don't care for them.

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    healthy alternative

    Jennifer Shippee from GREENVILLE, NH

    I cut the butter from this recipe and replaced the salt with lite salt, it was still yummy!

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    Chicken Tetrazzini

    Patricia Skelton from Butler, AL

    I made this recipe today for a chruch gathering. I wanted to make something new and fresh. It was easy and quick. Everyone enjoyed it. Everyone was surprised about the carnation milk.

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    Chicken Tetrazzini

    Linda Schmick from CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI

    Had left over wild turkey and just found this recipe. Went together quickly and tasted great. My son started this for me before I got home from work and he said it was easy to prepare. Everyone liked the flavor.

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    Capallini

    Art Finger from TULLAHOMA, TN

    Always use the most thin spaghetti you can find. You will get a more tender taste because of less starch.

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    A New Way To Eat Chicken

    Angela Pitt from ORLANDO, FL

    Because I don't always have turkey in the frig and keep chicken on hand, I wanted to make something with it. I always have pasta, so made your Chicken Tetrazzini. I loved it. I had more helpings than I care to reveal. Everyone raved about it. I guess you can say that this another keeper from Very Best Baking (and cooking). Thanks for another successful kitchen experience!

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    TASTY DIFFERENT EASY

    melissa dancer from springfield, MO

    MUCH MUCH EASIER THAN MY RECIPE. TASTIER. VERY HEARTY FOR COLD DAYS. ITS A TWIST ON THE TYPICAL CHICKEN CASSEROLE OR PASTA. GREAT MAKE AHEAD. ALWAYS A HIT WITH COMPANY. A GREAT DISH TO LEAVE AT THE NEW NEIGHBORS OR WITH THE FRIENDS WHO HAVE A NEW BABY AND VERY LITTLE TIME TO COOK.

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    One of the Best I've made

    Linda Vergara-Yslas from

    This is one of the best chicken tetrazzini's I've ever made. Very tasty sauce and lots of compliments.

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    great for left over turkey

    Olene Eckart from ALBERT LEA, MN

    My family loves this turkey recipe. Very flavorful and creamy.

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    chicken tetrazinni

    sandra williams from MEMPHIS, TN

    This is the most delicious chicken recipe!!! Great family dish and easy to make.

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    so very good!!!

    Amy Meyer from LAS VEGAS, NV

    this is a great recipe and I have made this many times and everyone is always so happy with it and loves it! It works so, so well!!!

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    Chicken Tetrazzini

    LORI MUELLER from New Brighton, MN

    This is a fabulous recipe for left over grilled chicken. I served it with a lettuce salad and everyone raved!

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    rich & creamy

    Jennifer from

    This one is a winner. So rich & creamy. Neither I or my friends could get enough of this one.

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    Wowzers!

    Alicia Boswell from DAVENPORT, FL

    Excellent and versatile! I used a can of condensed mushroom soup in place of the evaporated milk and a frozen pea, carrot and baby corn blend instead of just peas. Also, I substituted 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar for 1/2 cup parmesan stirred into the sauce - FABULOUS!

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    very yum!

    Darla Sharpe from Burlington, WA

    It's hard to get kids to eat things that are good for you. I gave this recipe a try and the kids just loved it. I added some cheese to the top just before serving. They now ask me at least once a week to please make this for them again.

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    wow!

    Cati from

    Oh my goodness! I made this and it was so wonderful! I let the chicken marinade in some dry sherry with some garlic pepper, onion salt, a bay leaf and some crushed garlic for an hour before adding it in to the recipe and it turned out so amazing! This recipe is definately a keeper!!!

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    really good

    TERESA ALLEN from Arlington, TX

    I never thought about making this without the heavy cream not only is it less expensive but just as good and I will make it more often.

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    Fantastic!

    Marcie from severna Park, md

    This was excellent! My children and my husband loved it! I skipped the peas though, not a big fan! The sauce was so creamy and rich with the addition of the sherry (i used cream sherry)!

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    Excellent

    Linda from Airdrie, Alberta Canada

    Very easy dish to prepare and very impressive. I served it with a lettuce salad and bread sticks.

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    chicken tetrazzini

    Patsy Kachur from ISHPEMING, MI

    I made this for supper last night. Its easy to make and very good. I had everything I needed and prep time was short. Will make it again as my family raved about it. My husband and the kids all had seconds.

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    Excellent

    CHARMAINE Runne from HELENDALE, CA

    This recipe is very simple and one of my favorite dishes. I usually buy the frozen already made because I could never find a recipe that was simple enough. Great taste!

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    Tasty

    Amy Hilton from DOVER, PA

    My husband and I liked it. We didn't have the onion to put in it though, which would make it taste better.

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    Chicken Tetrazzini

    joyce anderson from KLAMATH FALLS, OR

    Finally tried this recipe and we really liked it, plus it is relatively easy to prepare. The only changes I made was I halved the recipe and omitted the mushrooms. I love 'em, hubby hates 'em.

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    chicken Tetrazzini

    Ann Jarick from Shelbyville, KY

    Great Sunday dinner, the family loved this and so did I, I also added some corn kernells (just for colour) This will be a family favourite.

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    Yummy

    Maryann McAteer from RICHMOND, VA

    This was very good, and very filling. I made it one evening after work. It didn't take any time at all to prepare this and it was ready to eat in no time at all. It was a very creamy and satisfying meal.

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    Something the kids will eat

    Nancy Missaggia from Great Barrington, MA

    My kids both loved this dish! My son raved about it and went back for 2nd and 3rd. It was easy to make and very good. I agree that there is not enough butter to add the flour in, so I added a bit of the chicken broth first. I also used chopped ham as well as the chicken. Because I was in a hurry, I purchased Tyson cooked chicken and it worked very well. I did omit the peas, as my husband dislikes them. This dish will be a regular at our dinner table!

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    Not so easy....

    Ruth Watkins from NORMAL, IL

    This recipe is listed as easy and with a toddler at home I did not feel that it was easy. Now it tasted very well and I would love to make it again but with kids it is not "easy" to make.

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    Great for leftovers

    Crystal Perkins from Skowhegan, Maine

    Made this dish with leftover turkey. Turned out very well and was very quick and easy to prepare. The leftovers warmed up very nicely. Will definitely make this one again!

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    Chicken Tetrazzini

    Kathryn Grube from Honolulu, HI

    This is good! Made a bit much, so I'll experiment next time by freezing half. I just used chicken in the pouch (like in the can) to make it easier. Yummy!

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    Family loved, I not so much.

    Christina Evans from BIGFORK, MT

    I made this meal for my family which loved it, I thought it was a good recipe except I felt like I could taste the sherry too much. I would cook this again for like a pot luck or something similar.

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    Family Pleaser

    Michelle Hansen from Moore, OK

    This recipe has been added to my family's dinner rotation. It had all the elements by young sons require -- pasta and chicken. It was creamy and delicious! We added a bit of chopped fresh garlic and used fresh mushrooms sauteed in a bit of olive oil.

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    CHICKEN TETRAZZINI

    joanne zenker from ANNAPOLIS, MD

    THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE WINTER RECIPES.I LIKE TO ADD SEVERAL ROASTED GARLIC CLOVES TO THE SAUCE AND LEFTOVER CUBED HAM AS WELL.THIS IS VERY GOOD AND YOUR FAMILY WILL WANT IT ONCE A WEEK.GREAT CHURCH POT LUCK TOO.

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    My husband loved it

    Penny from sacramento, ca

    My husband loved this. The kids and I liked it but not as much as he did. It does seem to make a lot. It is quick and easy.

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    Turkey Tetrazzini

    Megan C from Dayton, OR

    I made this with turkey and a few other changes and it turned out very good. I added a can of green chiles, and also some dry mustard, cumin, and cayenne to the sauce. Awesome!!! Next time I will sprinkle some grated Monterey Jack cheese on top, and then put the breadcrumb mixture on.

  •  Star(s)

    too little flavor

    Chris Berghoff from ALTON, IL

    Used turkey left over after thanksgiving for this with low fat chicken broth. Came out with very little flavor. About the only thing I could taste were the peas. added salt and pepper, but didn't really help. Guess I will have to keep looking for a good tetrazzini recipe.

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    Wonderful Dish

    KARI STROSCHEIN from Fowlerville, MI

    This is an easy to make and very tasty dish. It makes enough for a dinner party of four and got rave reviews at mine.

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    Great Recipe

    Lynn Gauthier from Westford, VT

    I tried this recipe last night & it was a hit with my husband. I didn't have any chicken or turkey but substituted ham instead. I will definitely make it again. It is definitely a keeper in my house.

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    MMM MMM Good

    Pam Ihle from Burnsville, MN

    I thought this was a very good recipe. It was something different and easy. You could use leftover turkey also which would be good.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/8 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe:

  • Calories: 280
  • Calories from Fat: 100
  • Total Fat: 12g (18% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 7g (34% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 60mg (21% of DV)
  • Sodium: 750mg (31% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 21g (7% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 2g (8% of DV)
  • Sugars: 5g
  • Protein: 20g
  • Vitamin A: 6% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 8% of DV
  • Calcium: 25% of DV
  • Iron: 8% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Chicken Tetrazzini

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. dry spaghetti, cooked, drained and kept warm
  • 1/4 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine, divided
  • 3/4 cup BUITONI® Shredded Parmesan Cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1 can (14.5 oz.) chicken broth
  • 1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 2 cups cooked, chopped chicken or turkey breast meat
  • 2 cans (4 oz each) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons dry sherry

 

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Lightly grease 13 x 9-inch baking dish.

COMBINE breadcrumbs and 2 tablespoons butter in small bowl. Stir in 1/4 cup cheese.

MELT remaining butter in medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion; cook, stirring occasionally, for 1 to 2 minutes or until tender. Stir in flour, salt and pepper; cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Remove from heat; gradually stir in broth. Return to heat; bring to boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Stir in evaporated milk and remaining cheese; cook over low heat until cheese melts. Remove from heat. Stir in chicken, mushrooms, peas and sherry.

COMBINE pasta and chicken mixture in large bowl. Pour into prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with breadcrumb topping.

BAKE for 20 to 25 minutes or until topping is lightly browned. Serve immediately.

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