Chicken Tetrazzini

Oh Chicken Tetrazzini. Is there any dish my kids slurp down faster than you? Maybe Noodles Mac N Cheese.

This one is an indulgence and it’s not skinnied down. Let’s dive in.


I start with a bag of 2-4c. of cubed and cooked chicken (which I make ahead of time in bulk and freeze for my chicken recipes).

processed chick


Here’s PJ melting the butter. The boys love to make Chicken Tetrazzini on their cooking nights. This was one of the last pictures of PJ before his first set of braces in April 2013. He is 9 years old and in 3rd grade.

PJ melting butter


Stir in the flour, S&P, broth, half-and-half, and whipping cream. Get your little brother to cozy in and help you stir. Awwww…

PJ and John making tetrazzini


Once the sauce has come to a boil , cook and stir for two minutes.   Next, I like to transfer it to a big boil which is easier for stirring. Then I add the cooked spaghetti.

adding spaghetti to sauce


Will added the pimientos. Will loves all things olives.adding pimiento


Now for Daddy’s favorite, mushrooms!

adding mushrooms



I almost forgot to add the cooked and cubed chicken!

Tetrazzini mixed


Now it’s all snug in the casserole and ready to bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
Tetrazzini in casserole

**Cough, cough** Note: For most families, this recipe would be enough for two meals…


Chicken Tetrazzini Recipe

1 pkg spaghetti

1/3 c. butter

1/3 c. flour

Kosher S&P to taste

1 can chicken broth (15 oz.)

1-1/2 c. half and half

1 c. heavy whipping cream

4 c. cubed cooked chicken

2 pkg sliced fresh button mushrooms

1 jar pimientos, drained

1/2 c. parmesan cheese (shredded)


Bake at 350 for 30 minutes


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Jennifer Ebeling
Jennifer Ebeling is a proud Minnesotan and U of MN alumni. Gooooooo Gophers! Each week, Jennifer produces and hosts Still Growing - a gardening podcast dedicated to helping you and your garden grow. The show is an in-depth interview format. Guests featured on the show share a passion for gardening and include authors, bloggers, professional gardeners, etc. Listeners and guests of the show can join the Still Growing community on Facebook. It's a place to ask questions, share garden stories, interact with great guests featured on the show, and continue to grow and learn. Jennifer and her husband Philip have four children, a big golden lab named Sonny, and live in lovely Maple Grove, Minnesota. P.S. When she's not teaching her four kids a new card game - or teaching them how to drive a car - Jennifer loves inspiring individuals and groups to maximize and personalize their home & garden.
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