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Chicken Tetrazzini

Course Main Course, Pasta
Cuisine American
Keyword Chicken Tetrazzini, Chicken Tetrazzini recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 572kcal
Author Lauren


  • 16 ounces thin spaghetti or any other pasta or long noodle that you have on hand.
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 8 ounces fresh mushrooms sliced
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 3 cups cooked chicken breast chopped
  • 1 cup frozen peas and carrots mix
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs


  • Heat oven to 375ºF.
  • Bring a large pot of water seasoned with salt up to a rolling boil. Break the spaghetti in half and cook to al dente, save 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid in a separate bowl and drain the rest. After draining put the pasta back into the pasta pot.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat saute 1 tablespoon of butter and mushrooms until the mushrooms have browned, remove from pan, and set them aside.
  • Add four tablespoons of butter to the pan, once the butter has melted whisk in the flour and stir constantly for 2 minutes until the mixture is golden brown (this is called a roux).
  • Slowly whisk in the chicken stock, milk, heavy cream, garlic, salt, and pepper to the roux will constantly whisking to avoid lumps. Cook for 3-4 minutes until the mixture is bubbling and smooth.
  • Stir in the mushrooms, lemon juice, chicken, peas, carrots, and 3/4 cup of the parmesan cheese.
  • Pour the creamy turkey sauce into the pasta pot with the pasta and mix well. If the mixture is too thick add in some of the cooking water.
  • Pour the pasta and sauce mixture into a 9×13 greased pan.
  • In a small bowl combine the remaining cheese and bread crumbs.
  • Spread the mixture of the top of the pasta, bake for 30 minutes.


Calories: 572kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 661mg | Potassium: 591mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 960IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 240mg | Iron: 2mg