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Chicken Tetrazzini

chicken tetrazzini Entree
Chicken Tetrazzini
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 9

There’s no need for you to create a complicated sauce for this easy chicken tetrazzini recipe. With some precooked chicken breasts and a couple cans of soup, you can have a fuss-free baked pasta dinner that’s sure to be a hearty, homemade favorite. MORE+ LESS-

September 21, 2018

Ingredients

12
oz uncooked spaghetti
2
tablespoons butter
1
package (8 oz) sliced fresh mushrooms (about 3 cups)
3
cups chopped cooked chicken breast
2
cans (10 3/4 oz each) condensed 98% fat-free cream of mushroom soup with 45% less sodium
2
cups sour cream
1/2
teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/3
cup grated Parmesan cheese
Chopped fresh parsley, if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  • 2
    Cook spaghetti as directed on package, omitting salt and oil, and using minimum cook time; drain.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, in 10-inch nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Cook mushrooms in butter 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender.
  • 4
    In large bowl, mix cooked spaghetti, mushrooms, chicken, soup, sour cream and pepper. Pour mixture into baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese.
  • 5
    Bake uncovered 55 minutes or until bubbly. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with parsley.

  • It’s important to sauté the mushrooms before stirring them into the rest of the ingredients—they release a lot of water as they cook, so pre-cooking them cooks off their extra moisture plus concentrates their flavor.

Expert Tips

  • Somewhat like a white-sauce version of a spaghetti casserole, this tetrazzini version can be varied by using a cream of chicken soup or a large jar of Alfredo sauce to create the smooth binding sauce for the cooked pasta, chicken, and mushrooms. This is a great core recipe to use up leftover chicken, turkey, or chopped ham.
  • Finish the creamy pasta with a generous sprinkle of chopped parsley or really bump up the flavor with fresh oregano or thinly sliced basil leaves.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
370
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
0%
Saturated Fat
6g
0%
Sodium
370mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
39g
0%
Dietary Fiber
2g
0%
Protein
25g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 2 Very Lean Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • Way back at the turn of the last century, Luisa Tetrazzini was a famous opera star. The Italian soprano was famous all over the world, known for her lyric-coloratura parts. She was also known for her discerning taste and hearty appetite. After touring in Italy, Russia, Spain and South America, she made her American debut in San Francisco in 1905. In her honor, the chef at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, California, named his signature baked chicken dish, chicken tetrazzini, after her. We wouldn’t be surprised if you wanted to burst into song after one bite of this hearty, filling and easy dinner. Once you’ve tried this easy chicken tetrazzini casserole, you can find more traditional favorite recipes, intriguing variations and fresh new takes in Betty’s Best Chicken Tetrazzini Recipes.

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