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Chicken Tetrazzini Recipe

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Chicken Tetrazzini seamlessly blends tender chicken, pasta noodles, and a luscious, creamy sauce. This recipe delivers a decadent taste in a comforting yet light casserole dish.

Chicken Tetrazzini recipe

chicken tetrazzini in a bowl


  • 8 oz spaghetti noodles
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • ¼ cup onion, chopped
  • ¼ cup green bell pepper, chopped
  • ½ cup mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon pimientos
  • ¼ cup black olives, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 ½ cups cooked chicken, shredded
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup of cheddar cheese, shredded

chicken tetrazzini ingredients


1. Begin by preheating the oven to 350 degrees. Make sure to wait until your oven is fully heated before using it for this dish. If you don’t, it can cause your food to cook unevenly.

uncooked ingredients in pan with butter

2. Sauté the onion, bell pepper, mushrooms, pimientos, and black olives in the butter until the onion is translucent and the vegetables begin to get fragrant. This step will take no more than 5 to 6 minutes in total, but make sure to watch it and cook to your pretense.

frying diced onions and mushrooms in a pan

3. Next, cook the noodles in the chicken broth according to package instructions and drain. A good al dente pasta only takes about 7 minutes, but if you prefer more tender pasta, a good 10 minutes should be the perfect amount of time.

putting noodles into boiling water

boiling noodles

4. Then, in a large bowl, stir together the noodles, sautéed vegetables, chicken, milk, soup, garlic powder, salt & pepper, and ½ of the grated cheese until well combined – this mixture should be quite moist. Make sure to mix well as to be sure that all ingredients are incorporated well.

chicken tetrazzini ingredients in pan

noodles cooking in sauce

5. Pour into a casserole dish and bake for 30-40 minutes until bubbly. After about 30 minutes of cooking, keep an eye on your casserole. If you prefer a more toasty or bubbly top, keep it in for 10 minutes more. If you like it even more toasty, then about 5 more minutes should do the trick, but this is also up to your personal preference.

chicken tetrazzini

6. Top the chicken tetrazzini with the remaining cheese and return to the oven just until the cheese is melted on the casserole. Serve immediately.

shredded cheese over casserole

chicken tetrazzini casserole

chicken tetrazzini casserole

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