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Authentic Chicken Tetrazzini

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This dish is going to wow you! It gives the authentic taste of Tetrazzini, but has half the amount of work put into it. Creamy, loads of cheese and deliciousness all in a one pan comfort food.

My family loves this so much they threaten to bring all their friends over on the night it is planned. Needless to say, I do not let them know in advance what I will be making.

A little bit of interesting Trivia for you, did you know that this dish was actually created in honor of an opera star who debuted at the hotel the chef was working at?

What you will do when you make the recipe for the first time is question who, what, why and wonder about the whole conglomeration of ingredients. This is one of those dishes that once you taste it, you will be hooked for life.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I make Chicken Tetrazzini ahead of time?

Yes, this is a great dish to prepare ahead of time. Follow the recipe exactly, except do not bake. Instead, wrap tightly with plastic wrap or foil and let sit in the refrigerator overnight. It can sit in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. When you are ready to bake it, add an extra 15 minutes of baking time.

How do I store any leftovers?

Allow the Chicken Tetrazzini to cool completely, then you cover it with plastic wrap or place the remaining food into an airtight container. It will remain good for three days.

What do you need to make Authentic Chicken Tetrazzini:

            1 ½ cups of cooked chicken, shredded

            8 ounces of spaghetti noodles

            ¼ cup green pepper chopped

            ¼ cup diced white onion

            4 cups of chicken broth

            ½ cup chopped mushrooms

            1 ¼ tbsp pimientos

            ¼ cup black olives

            1 tsp garlic powder

            3 tbsp butter

            ½ cup milk

            1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

            1 can cream of chicken soup

            Salt and pepper to taste

How to make Authentic Chicken Tetrazzini:

FIRST STEP:

Preheat the oven to 350*

Spray a casserole dish with non stick spray

FIRST STEP:

In a skillet, saute the onion, pimiento, bell pepper, mushrooms and olives in the butter

Cook the spaghetti noodles in the Chicken Broth, follow package directions, with broth instead of water.

FIRST STEP:

When done, drain the noodles

In a large bowl, combine the chicken, vegetables, milk, cream of chicken soup, garlic, salt and pepper, and the noodles.

Stir in ½ the amount of cheese

FIRST STEP:

Pour into a casserole dish and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until bubbly.

Top with the remaining cheese and return to the oven . Bake until the cheese is completely melted.

Serve immediately!

This dish can be served with a simple dinner salad with crunchy croutons, a cool and refreshing cucumber salad with tomatoes and a slice of freshly baked homemade bread. Again, this is a comfort food that you will not forget eating. This is one you are going to want time after time. I do not suggest any variations for this dish. Chicken Tetrazzini should remain as such and not made into what it should not be. Enjoy!

Authentic Chicken Tetrazzini

Authentic Chicken Tetrazzini

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups of cooked chicken, shredded
  • 8 ounces of spaghetti noodles
  • ¼ cup green pepper chopped
  • ¼ cup diced white onion
  • 4 cups of chicken broth
  • ½ cup chopped mushrooms
  • 1 ¼ tbsp pimientos
  • ¼ cup black olives
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

This dish can be served with a simple dinner
salad with crunchy croutons, a cool and refreshing cucumber salad with tomatoes
and a slice of freshly baked homemade bread. Again, this is a comfort food that
you will not forget eating.

This is one you are going to want time after time.
I do not suggest any variations for this dish. Chicken Tetrazzini should remain
as such and not made into what it should not be. Enjoy!

Notes

Preheat the oven to 350*

Spray a casserole dish with non stick spray

In a skillet, saute the onion, pimiento, bell pepper, mushrooms and olives in the butter

Cook the spaghetti noodles in the Chicken Broth, follow package directions, with broth instead of water.

When done, drain the noodles

In a large bowl, combine the chicken, vegetables, milk, cream of chicken soup, garlic, salt and pepper, and the noodles.

Stir in ½ the amount of cheese

Pour into a casserole dish and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until bubbly.

Top with the remaining cheese and return to the oven . Bake until the cheese is completely melted.

Serve immediately

Nutrition Information
Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 120Total Fat 22gSaturated Fat 12gTrans Fat 10gCarbohydrates 240gSugar 44gProtein 12g

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