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chicken tetrazzini

Recipe by
Crystal ~
Somewhere, IL

This is a really good dish to use up leftover turkey or chicken. The rich broth of a roasted chicken or turkey really gives this dish a full delicious flavor! This recipe can easily be doubled.

yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For chicken tetrazzini

  • 8 ounces spaghetti, cooked and drained
  • 1 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced and chopped
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream, or half and half cream
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons cooking sherry or white wine
  • 2 cups cooked chicken, cubed or chopped
  • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped parsley, optional
  • optional: bread crumb topping
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs

How To Make chicken tetrazzini

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • 2
    Grease a 2 quart casserole dish and set aside.
  • 3
    Cook spaghetti according to package directions and set aside until ready to use.
  • 4
    Melt the butter in a large saucepan. Stir in the flour, salt and pepper, and whisk to form a roux. Cook until bubbly, then add broth and the cream; keep stirring with whisk until mixture becomes slightly thick. Remove sauce from heat. Stir in the Parmesan and mix until cheese melts.
  • 5
    Stir in the parsley, sherry, turkey and mushrooms and spaghetti; coating the spaghetti thoroughly.
  • 6
    Pour spaghetti mixture into the prepared casserole dish.
  • 7
    Optional: Melt 2 Tablespoons butter and toss with bread crumbs. Option #2: Instead of buttered crumbs, You can sprinkle some Parmesan cheese over the dish or cheese of your choice.
  • 8
    Sprinkle over the top of casserole; cover with foil. Bake for 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly. **Remove the foil the last 10 minutes of baking.

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