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


  • 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 cup: 572 calories, 31g fat (17g saturated fat), 150mg cholesterol, 746mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 31g protein .


  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).
Originally published as Chicken Tetrazzini in Quick Cooking November/December 2003, p53

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

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greatwithoutgluten 233840
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2015

"This was very good. I added peas and omitted the pimientos. I will definitely make this again. It was creamy and rich."

alicia_brooks 133441
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2014

"This was really good!"

hartsville 205752
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!!!"

LoraSammons 133440
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2014

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

Tracy211 51855
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"

motheatre 137248
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2013

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

AidansMama723 102275
Reviewed May. 5, 2012

"I make this for my daycare kids and the absolutely love it. It is a favorite for all of them"

best of home cooks 130143
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2012

"So good, we loved it and will make again more often."

caroline.morse 60358
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2011

"awesome taste ... I did add about a 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan to the chicken mixture but probably didn't need to ..."

jaimie m 74330
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2011

"We had this for dinner tonight, it was great. I did add tsp. each of savory and garlic powder though. Very budget friendly. I recommend serving with fresh steamed asparagus!"

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