Chicken Tetrazzini | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This #pasta entree is absolutely amazing. It has a thick, creamy, cheesy sauce that' so wonderfully mouthwatering. It's the perfect #chicken dish for company, too. #mushrooms #almonds #mozzarella #parmesan #linguine

Chicken Tetrazzini

October 20, 2018Teresa

Chicken Tetrazzini is so mouthwatering, so delectable, so scrumptious, so absolutely heavenly. This casserole is rich, creamy, and loaded with two different kinds of cheese. It’s one of those comfort food meals that will have you salivating from the first bite. While I used strictly chicken broth in the sauce, the original recipe calls for a half cup of sherry. If you prefer, you can substitute that amount of sherry for chicken broth in the recipe. Either way is delicious.

Back in August, a neighbor down the street took in a foster infant. Our church organized meals for the family for a couple of weeks so I signed up for one of the meals. I made this Chicken Tetrazzini dish (while sampling a little of it first!). I also provided a Creamy Grape Salad, Skinny Roasted Vine-Ripe Tomatoes, Rapid Rise Italian Herb Bread and Cherry Delight Cake. They loved the meal. They were also grateful to not have to make dinner while trying to get used to a new baby in their home.

While I state that this recipe serves 12, I believe you can get many more servings. If you provide a side dish, salad or dessert with the meal, you can probably get 20 servings out of this casserole. That’s why this is the perfect casserole for company. This would be perfect for holidays like Easter, Mother’s Day or Father’s Day when you need to serve a lot. Or, if you’re having a potluck soon, this is one of those recipes that everyone will love.

If you want a spectacular main dish entree to serve your family, you’ve got to give this Chicken Tetrazzini entree consideration. I guarantee you will enjoy this casserole down to the last bite. 🙂

Chicken Tetrazzini | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This #pasta entree is absolutely amazing. It has a thick, creamy, cheesy sauce that' so wonderfully mouthwatering. It's the perfect #chicken dish for company, too. #mushrooms #almonds #mozzarella #parmesan #linguine

Chicken Tetrazzini is one of the most mouthwatering entrees I’ve ever eaten.

Chicken Tetrazzini | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This #pasta entree is absolutely amazing. It has a thick, creamy, cheesy sauce that' so wonderfully mouthwatering. It's the perfect #chicken dish for company, too. #mushrooms #almonds #mozzarella #parmesan #linguine

Every bite of Chicken Tetrazzini will have you salivating.

Chicken Tetrazzini | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This #pasta entree is absolutely amazing. It has a thick, creamy, cheesy sauce that' so wonderfully mouthwatering. It's the perfect #chicken dish for company, too. #mushrooms #almonds #mozzarella #parmesan #linguine

I served Chicken Tetrazzini with Skinny Roasted Vine-Ripe Tomatoes.

Chicken Tetrazzini | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This #pasta entree is absolutely amazing. It has a thick, creamy, cheesy sauce that' so wonderfully mouthwatering. It's the perfect #chicken dish for company, too. #mushrooms #almonds #mozzarella #parmesan #linguine

We loved the way this casserole turned out.

Here’s what I did.

Chicken Tetrazzini | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This #pasta entree is absolutely amazing. It has a thick, creamy, cheesy sauce that' so wonderfully mouthwatering. It's the perfect #chicken dish for company, too. #mushrooms #almonds #mozzarella #parmesan #linguine

I used these ingredients.

I boiled off and deboned a whole chicken and had homemade chicken broth for this recipe. But you can also use canned or rotisserie chicken and packaged chicken broth if you don’t have time to do that.

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Melt butter in a large Dutch oven. Add yellow and red bell peppers.

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Stir to combine.

Chicken Tetrazzini | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This #pasta entree is absolutely amazing. It has a thick, creamy, cheesy sauce that' so wonderfully mouthwatering. It's the perfect #chicken dish for company, too. #mushrooms #almonds #mozzarella #parmesan #linguine

Add flour and whisk to combine.

Chicken Tetrazzini | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This #pasta entree is absolutely amazing. It has a thick, creamy, cheesy sauce that' so wonderfully mouthwatering. It's the perfect #chicken dish for company, too. #mushrooms #almonds #mozzarella #parmesan #linguine

Add half-and-half about one-quarter cup at a time and continue whisking to incorporate.

Chicken Tetrazzini | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This #pasta entree is absolutely amazing. It has a thick, creamy, cheesy sauce that' so wonderfully mouthwatering. It's the perfect #chicken dish for company, too. #mushrooms #almonds #mozzarella #parmesan #linguine

Stir to combine.

Chicken Tetrazzini | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This #pasta entree is absolutely amazing. It has a thick, creamy, cheesy sauce that' so wonderfully mouthwatering. It's the perfect #chicken dish for company, too. #mushrooms #almonds #mozzarella #parmesan #linguine

Add chicken broth. Mine is almost gelatinous because it had been refrigerated and it is homemade chicken broth. (You can use one-half cup sherry for part of the broth if desired).

Chicken Tetrazzini | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This #pasta entree is absolutely amazing. It has a thick, creamy, cheesy sauce that' so wonderfully mouthwatering. It's the perfect #chicken dish for company, too. #mushrooms #almonds #mozzarella #parmesan #linguine

Stir to combine. Add cream of mushroom soup.

Chicken Tetrazzini | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This #pasta entree is absolutely amazing. It has a thick, creamy, cheesy sauce that' so wonderfully mouthwatering. It's the perfect #chicken dish for company, too. #mushrooms #almonds #mozzarella #parmesan #linguine

Add seasonings and pimientos.

Chicken Tetrazzini | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This #pasta entree is absolutely amazing. It has a thick, creamy, cheesy sauce that' so wonderfully mouthwatering. It's the perfect #chicken dish for company, too. #mushrooms #almonds #mozzarella #parmesan #linguine

Add Worcestershire sauce. Stir to combine.

Chicken Tetrazzini | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This #pasta entree is absolutely amazing. It has a thick, creamy, cheesy sauce that' so wonderfully mouthwatering. It's the perfect #chicken dish for company, too. #mushrooms #almonds #mozzarella #parmesan #linguine

Add chicken, mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese. Stir well to combine and allow to cook and thicken.

Chicken Tetrazzini | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This #pasta entree is absolutely amazing. It has a thick, creamy, cheesy sauce that' so wonderfully mouthwatering. It's the perfect #chicken dish for company, too. #mushrooms #almonds #mozzarella #parmesan #linguine

Cook linguine in some of the homemade chicken broth. Drain.

Chicken Tetrazzini | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This #pasta entree is absolutely amazing. It has a thick, creamy, cheesy sauce that' so wonderfully mouthwatering. It's the perfect #chicken dish for company, too. #mushrooms #almonds #mozzarella #parmesan #linguine

Here the sauce has thickened and is ready to layer in the casserole dish.

Chicken Tetrazzini | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This #pasta entree is absolutely amazing. It has a thick, creamy, cheesy sauce that' so wonderfully mouthwatering. It's the perfect #chicken dish for company, too. #mushrooms #almonds #mozzarella #parmesan #linguine

Grease a 10×15″ baking dish. Add one-third of the cooked and drained linguine noodles.

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Add one-third of the chicken sauce.

Chicken Tetrazzini | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This #pasta entree is absolutely amazing. It has a thick, creamy, cheesy sauce that' so wonderfully mouthwatering. It's the perfect #chicken dish for company, too. #mushrooms #almonds #mozzarella #parmesan #linguine

Add a second layer of linguine noodles.

Chicken Tetrazzini | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This #pasta entree is absolutely amazing. It has a thick, creamy, cheesy sauce that' so wonderfully mouthwatering. It's the perfect #chicken dish for company, too. #mushrooms #almonds #mozzarella #parmesan #linguine

Add a second layer of chicken sauce. Repeat layers once again ending with sauce.

Chicken Tetrazzini | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This #pasta entree is absolutely amazing. It has a thick, creamy, cheesy sauce that' so wonderfully mouthwatering. It's the perfect #chicken dish for company, too. #mushrooms #almonds #mozzarella #parmesan #linguine

Sprinkle parmesan cheese over top.

Chicken Tetrazzini | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This #pasta entree is absolutely amazing. It has a thick, creamy, cheesy sauce that' so wonderfully mouthwatering. It's the perfect #chicken dish for company, too. #mushrooms #almonds #mozzarella #parmesan #linguine

Add toasted almonds over top.

Chicken Tetrazzini | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This #pasta entree is absolutely amazing. It has a thick, creamy, cheesy sauce that' so wonderfully mouthwatering. It's the perfect #chicken dish for company, too. #mushrooms #almonds #mozzarella #parmesan #linguine

Add mushrooms on top.

Chicken Tetrazzini | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This #pasta entree is absolutely amazing. It has a thick, creamy, cheesy sauce that' so wonderfully mouthwatering. It's the perfect #chicken dish for company, too. #mushrooms #almonds #mozzarella #parmesan #linguine

Bake at 350 for 45-60 minutes until hot and bubbly around the edges.

Chicken Tetrazzini | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This #pasta entree is absolutely amazing. It has a thick, creamy, cheesy sauce that' so wonderfully mouthwatering. It's the perfect #chicken dish for company, too. #mushrooms #almonds #mozzarella #parmesan #linguine

Chicken Tetrazzini is delicious served with Skinny Roasted Vine-Ripe Tomatoes.

Chicken Tetrazzini | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This #pasta entree is absolutely amazing. It has a thick, creamy, cheesy sauce that' so wonderfully mouthwatering. It's the perfect #chicken dish for company, too. #mushrooms #almonds #mozzarella #parmesan #linguine

This is one of the most mouthwatering chicken casseroles ever.

Chicken Tetrazzini | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This #pasta entree is absolutely amazing. It has a thick, creamy, cheesy sauce that' so wonderfully mouthwatering. It's the perfect #chicken dish for company, too. #mushrooms #almonds #mozzarella #parmesan #linguine

This is a tremendous entree for company.

Here’s the recipe.

CHICKEN TETRAZZINI

(Recipe adapted from David Stricklin, when we worked together at Dallas Baptist University, Dallas, TX, early 2000s)

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This mouthwatering casserole is filled with chicken, linguine, bell peppers, mushrooms, toasted almonds and two cheeses. It's rich, creamy, cheesy and fabulous comfort food. It's also a terrific main dish entree for company and holiday dinners since it makes a lot.
Chicken Tetrazzini | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This #pasta entree is absolutely amazing. It has a thick, creamy, cheesy sauce that' so wonderfully mouthwatering. It's the perfect #chicken dish for company, too. #mushrooms #almonds #mozzarella #parmesan #linguine
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Chicken Tetrazzini | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This #pasta entree is absolutely amazing. It has a thick, creamy, cheesy sauce that' so wonderfully mouthwatering. It's the perfect #chicken dish for company, too. #mushrooms #almonds #mozzarella #parmesan #linguine
Instructions
  1. Cook a whole chicken in a crockpot filled with water overnight on low.
  2. Add salt and pepper before cooking.
  3. Drain off all the chicken broth to use in this recipe.
  4. Debone the chicken and set aside.
  5. You can do this several days ahead and refrigerate the chicken and the broth.
  6. Cook linguine in part of the homemade chicken broth.
  7. Cook until tender – about 8-9 minutes and drain.
  8. (If you don’t have enough chicken broth, you can drain the noodles so that the broth is collected in a bowl underneath the colander. Use that for the chicken broth in recipe).
  9. Meanwhile, melt butter over low heat.
  10. Add garlic, green (or red) and orange bell peppers, and sauté until tender.
  11. Add flour.
  12. Stir in half and half about 1/8 cup at a time.
  13. Add 3 ½ cups chicken broth.
  14. Stir to combine.
  15. Add salt and pepper, mushroom soup, pimientos and Worcestershire sauce.
  16. Stir over low heat until sauce is smooth.
  17. Add chicken, 4 cups mozzarella cheese and 2 cups parmesan cheese.
  18. Cook slowly for 10 minutes and mixture is thickened.
  19. Butter a 9x13” baking dish.
  20. Place about a third of the linguine and layer in baking dish.
  21. Add about a third of the chicken and cheese sauce and spread over top of the linguine to corners.
  22. Repeat layers twice.
  23. Sprinkle remaining ¾ to 1 cup parmesan cheese on top.
  24. Cover with toasted almonds.
  25. Place whole mushrooms on top.
  26. Cover with foil and bake at 350° for about 45-60 minutes, or until bubbly.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: Almost any kind of cheese will work — Monterey Jack, Cheddar and those that have a mixture of different types of cheese.

NOTE: If it’s easier, you can use leftover rotisserie chicken or shredded chicken and canned chicken broth.

NOTE: I toasted the almonds in my toaster oven for about 10 minutes at 350°. Stir occasionally while roasting.

NOTE: This recipe originally calls for about ½ cup sherry. You can substitute ½ cup sherry for part of the chicken broth, if desired.

NOTE: Plan ahead! Preparation time does not include time required to cook off and debone chicken.

NOTE: Part of the chicken broth is used for cooking the linguine noodles and the rest is used in the cheesy sauce.

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Chicken Tetrazzini | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This #pasta entree is absolutely amazing. It has a thick, creamy, cheesy sauce that' so wonderfully mouthwatering. It's the perfect #chicken dish for company, too. #mushrooms #almonds #mozzarella #parmesan #linguine

Our company loved Chicken Tetrazzini.

Chicken Tetrazzini | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This #pasta entree is absolutely amazing. It has a thick, creamy, cheesy sauce that' so wonderfully mouthwatering. It's the perfect #chicken dish for company, too. #mushrooms #almonds #mozzarella #parmesan #linguine

This entree tasted exceptionally well with Skinny Roasted Vine-Ripe Tomatoes.

Chicken Tetrazzini | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This #pasta entree is absolutely amazing. It has a thick, creamy, cheesy sauce that' so wonderfully mouthwatering. It's the perfect #chicken dish for company, too. #mushrooms #almonds #mozzarella #parmesan #linguine

Chicken Tetrazzini will have you salivating after the first bite.

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Chicken Tetrazzini BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
This mouthwatering casserole is filled with chicken, linguine, bell peppers, mushrooms, toasted almonds and two cheeses. It's rich, creamy, cheesy and fabulous comfort food. It's also a terrific main dish entree for company and holiday dinners since it makes a lot.
Chicken Tetrazzini | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This #pasta entree is absolutely amazing. It has a thick, creamy, cheesy sauce that' so wonderfully mouthwatering. It's the perfect #chicken dish for company, too. #mushrooms #almonds #mozzarella #parmesan #linguine
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Chicken Tetrazzini | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This #pasta entree is absolutely amazing. It has a thick, creamy, cheesy sauce that' so wonderfully mouthwatering. It's the perfect #chicken dish for company, too. #mushrooms #almonds #mozzarella #parmesan #linguine
Instructions
  1. Cook a whole chicken in a crockpot filled with water overnight on low.
  2. Add salt and pepper before cooking.
  3. Drain off all the chicken broth to use in this recipe.
  4. Debone the chicken and set aside.
  5. You can do this several days ahead and refrigerate the chicken and the broth.
  6. Cook linguine in part of the homemade chicken broth.
  7. Cook until tender – about 8-9 minutes and drain.
  8. (If you don’t have enough chicken broth, you can drain the noodles so that the broth is collected in a bowl underneath the colander. Use that for the chicken broth in recipe).
  9. Meanwhile, melt butter over low heat.
  10. Add garlic, green (or red) and orange bell peppers, and sauté until tender.
  11. Add flour.
  12. Stir in half and half about 1/8 cup at a time.
  13. Add 3 ½ cups chicken broth.
  14. Stir to combine.
  15. Add salt and pepper, mushroom soup, pimientos and Worcestershire sauce.
  16. Stir over low heat until sauce is smooth.
  17. Add chicken, 4 cups mozzarella cheese and 2 cups parmesan cheese.
  18. Cook slowly for 10 minutes and mixture is thickened.
  19. Butter a 9x13” baking dish.
  20. Place about a third of the linguine and layer in baking dish.
  21. Add about a third of the chicken and cheese sauce and spread over top of the linguine to corners.
  22. Repeat layers twice.
  23. Sprinkle remaining ¾ to 1 cup parmesan cheese on top.
  24. Cover with toasted almonds.
  25. Place whole mushrooms on top.
  26. Cover with foil and bake at 350° for about 45-60 minutes, or until bubbly.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: Almost any kind of cheese will work — Monterey Jack, Cheddar and those that have a mixture of different types of cheese.

NOTE: If it’s easier, you can use leftover rotisserie chicken or shredded chicken and canned chicken broth.

NOTE: I toasted the almonds in my toaster oven for about 10 minutes at 350°. Stir occasionally while roasting.

NOTE: This recipe originally calls for about ½ cup sherry. You can substitute ½ cup sherry for part of the chicken broth, if desired.

NOTE: Plan ahead! Preparation time does not include time required to cook off and debone chicken.

NOTE: Part of the chicken broth is used for cooking the linguine noodles and the rest is used in the cheesy sauce.

© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

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