Chicken Tetrazzini

Christine Mel


I've baked this recipe for over 30 years. It comes from a recipe book from the 1950's. I changed a few things to make it lower fat and calories.


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20 Min
20 Min


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8 oz
linguine or fettucini
1 small
onion, minced
2 Tbsp
2 Tbsp
1 tsp
chicken bouillon
1 tsp
1 tsp
dry mustand
1/2 tsp
1 can(s)
(12oz) non-fat evaporated milk
1 1/2 c
1 oz
pimentos, minced
3 c
chicken, cooked, chopped
1/4 lb
sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1/4 c
parmesan cheese

How to Make Chicken Tetrazzini


  • 1Cook pasta, drain and place in a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  • 2Saute onion in butter until soft in a large saucepan. Remove from heat; blend in flour, bouillon, salt, dry mustard and pepper.
  • 3Place pan on med. high heat and slowly stir in evap. milk and water. Cook, stirring until thickened and the sauce boils for 1 minute. Turn off heat and add pimentos.
  • 4Mix 2 cups of the sauce with the drained spaghetti in the baking dish, making a well in the center to hold the chicken. Combine chicken with remaining sauce; spoon into speghetti; sprinkle cheeses on top.
  • 5Bake 450 degrees for 20 minutes. The recipe calls for a can of mushrooms. If you use the mushrooms, include the liquid from the can and reduce the amount of water by that much. Sometimes I add a bag of frozen peas to make it a one-dish supper! I increase the cooking time by 10 minutes.

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About Chicken Tetrazzini

Course/Dish: Chicken, Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Low Fat
Other Tag: Healthy

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