chicken tetrazzini

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Pamela Thompson
Columbus, OH

My Kentucky girlfriend - which I might add is "my mentor" when it comes to good "ole" homecooked food, gave this awesome recipe to me. I usually make one to eat and freeze one for later, because it does take some time to make. Although, the rewards are at the TOP of the specter.

★★★★★ 1
serves 8
method Bake

Ingredients For chicken tetrazzini

  • 5 lb
    stewing chicken, cut into large chunks (reserve the stock)
  • 8 oz
    package of spaghetti
  • 2 stick
  • 1 md
    green pepper (chopped)
  • 2 sm
    cans of pimentos (chopped)
  • 1 md
    onion (chopped finely)
  • 1 sm
    can of mushrooms (drained and sliced)
  • 1/2 c
    flour (sifted)
  • 1 pt
    light cream
  • 1 lb
    cheddar cheese (grated)

How To Make chicken tetrazzini

  • 1
    Use one quart of the chicken stock and bring to a boil. Add spaghetti and cook until tender. Do not drain.
  • 2
    Melt butter, add green pepper and onions; cook until tender; add mushrooms. Sprinkle flour over this mixture; add cream and cook until thickened. Stir in ½ of the grated cheese and cook until melted.
  • 3
    Combine Chicken and Spaghetti and add sauce to this. Season with salt and pepper and then add the pimentos.
  • 4
    Place in a large casserole and sprinkle with the remaining grated cheese.
  • 5
    Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes or until hot throughout.
  • 6
    NOTE: I use 2 large fryers. This is good to divide into 2 dishes – Freeze one and eat one. This dish takes a little extra time to make but so…..worth it. It is great for company and do aheads!!