Mom’s Chicken Tetrazzini
Total TimePrep: 35 min. Bake: 25 min. + standing
Didn't see cheese in list of ingredients. What kind of cheese should I use?
My family loved this. They ate it all in one day!
My family loved it! I did however make one change since I am the only one in my family that likes peas. I substituted a bag of fresh spinach and I can't imagine eating other way. This is something I will definitely be making again.
This tasted just like my mom's tetrazzini. I don't like peas or pimentos, so I substituted them with zucchini and asparagus. My husband loved it. It was delicious and easy.
Definition of "rue": feelings of remorse or regret. I guarantee that if you cook the "roux" thoroughly you will have no "regrets." Also, if you add 3-4 TBL. of dry sherry you will not complain of "not enough flavor". This is the way I make this dish and have never had a complaint, nor a leftover! Just sayin'!
Just wanted to note that the term is 'roux', not 'rue'
One step is missing: Cook The Rue! Don't just "whisk until smooth", but continue whisking/ stirring over low heat until a light blonde color is achieved and the floury smell disappears and has a slight nuttiness to it.The rue plus the chicken stock is what makes the thickened sauce or "gravy" of the dish. The rue stock step may also be replaced with canned cream of mushroom soup, thinned with only half the amount of water suggested for soup, (I prefer to use milk rather than water for this). This second option will also give you much more flavor to your sauce, including the missing salt content of the original recipe.Using turkey? Add some nutmeg! Yum!
Just made this today for lunch. Husband is totally in love with it. I made changes too. Used broccoli and used a full package of bacon. The only thing that left me wondering about is the rue - flour, salt, pepper - I could sorta taste the flour and wondered if a jar of Alfredo sauce might work better next time. But hubby said to leave it alone. I also used thicker spaghetti strands and served it with extra fresh parmesan cheese on top. It got an A in our house. (oh and I eliminated the pimentos (don't like them).
Definitely looked far better than it tasted. Actually, it was rather tasteless.
It was ok but way too many peas. They were everywhere!