2-for-1 Chicken Tetrazzini Recipe
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2-for-1 Chicken Tetrazzini Recipe

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"This is my revised version of a recipe a friend shared with me 35 years ago," writes Helen McPhee of Savoy, Illinois. "It's nice to give to friends who are unable to cook."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (12 ounces) spaghetti
  • 1/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1-1/2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 4 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 3 cans (4 ounces each) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • 1 jar (4 ounces) sliced pimientos, drained
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 572 calories, 31 g fat (17 g saturated fat), 150 mg cholesterol, 746 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 31 g protein.

Directions

  1. Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, melt butter. Stir in the flour, salt and pepper until smooth. Gradually add the broth, half-and-half and whipping cream. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  2. Remove from the heat. Stir in the chicken, mushrooms and pimientos. Drain spaghetti; add to the chicken mixture and toss to coat.
  3. Transfer to two greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dishes. Sprinkle with cheese. Cover and freeze one casserole for up to 2 months. Bake the second casserole, uncovered, at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until heated through.
  4. To use frozen casserole: Thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 15-20 minutes longer or until heated through. Stir before serving. Yield: 2 casseroles (3-4 servings each).
To use frozen casserole: Thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 15-20 minutes longer or until heated through. Stir before serving.
Originally published as Chicken Tetrazzini in Quick Cooking November/December 2003, p53

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 572 calories, 31 g fat (17 g saturated fat), 150 mg cholesterol, 746 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 31 g protein.

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Apr. 1, 2014

"This was really good!"

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Reviewed Jan. 18, 2014

"I made this recipe without the pimientos, and added peas to it. I also bought two cooked chickens at the grocery store and used it in this recipe and it was great! I would definitely recommend this recipe. Very good, and the family loved it!!!"

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Reviewed Jan. 17, 2014

"I made this without the pimientos and used fresh mushrooms instead of canned. My kids loved it!"

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Reviewed Sep. 30, 2013

"I made this dish as directed except I did leave out the pimientos. It was wonderful! My husband who isn't much of a pasta person LOVED IT! He went back for seconds and thirds! haha"

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Reviewed Feb. 3, 2013

"This was divine. I made it with the leftover turkey from Thanksgiving."

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