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    Lighter Chicken Tetrazzini

    Lighter Chicken Tetrazzini. Photo by breezermom

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hr

    30 mins

    30 mins

    HokiesMom's Note:

    From a cookbook I sent to my swap partner FloridaNative. Cooking Light Best Chicken Recipes. This sounds so wonderful and I love that it is healthier for all lifestyles.

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 12

    Yield:

    cassero ...

    Units: US | Metric

    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • 1 cup onion, finely chopped
    • 2/3 cup celery, finely chopped
    • 1 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
    • 3/4 teaspoon salt
    • 24 ounces mushrooms, sliced
    • 1/2 cup dry sherry
    • 2/3 cup flour (lightly spooned into measure)
    • 3 (14 ounce) cans chicken broth, fat-free & low sodium (or use a homemade broth)
    • 9 ounces parmesan cheese, shredded (divided)
    • 4 ounces fat free cream cheese (block style)
    • 7 cups vermicelli, cooked (about 1 lb uncooked pasta)
    • 4 cups cooked chicken breasts, chopped (about 1 1/2 lbs)
    • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 350 F.
    2. 2
      Melt butter in a large stockpot coated with cooking spray over medium high heat.
    3. 3
      Add onion, celery, pepper, salt, and mushrooms; saute 4 minutes or until mushrooms are tender. Add sherry and cook 1 minute.
    4. 4
      Gradually add flour to pan, cook 3 minutes, stirring constantly with a whisk (mixture will be thick).
    5. 5
      Gradually add broth, stirring constantly. Bring to a boil. Then reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes, stirring frequently so it does not burn. Remove from heat after 5 minutes.
    6. 6
      Add 1 3/4 cups Parmesan cheese and cream cheese, stirring with whisk until cream cheese melts.
    7. 7
      Add pasta (precooked) and chicken and stir until blended.
    8. 8
      Divide pasta mixture between 2 (8 inch square) baking dishes coated with cooking spray.
    9. 9
      Combine breadcrumbs and remaining 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese and sprinkle evenly over pasta mixtures in the two baking dishes.
    10. 10
      Bake at 350F for 30 minutes or until lightly browned.
    11. 11
      Remove from oven and let stand 15 minutes prior to serving.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 15, 2010

      55

      I really liked this! It tasted nice and rich without being calorie-laden......I'll make this quite often for a recipe that tastes like it should be "guilty" but isn't. I did use the fat-free cream cheese, but didn't even miss the full fat taste. Thanks for sharing!!

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    Nutritional Facts for Lighter Chicken Tetrazzini

    Serving Size: 1 (280 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 312.8
     
    Calories from Fat 106
    33%
    Total Fat 11.8 g
    18%
    Saturated Fat 5.6 g
    28%
    Cholesterol 61.2 mg
    20%
    Sodium 922.6 mg
    38%
    Total Carbohydrate 13.5 g
    4%
    Dietary Fiber 1.1 g
    4%
    Sugars 2.6 g
    10%
    Protein 28.5 g
    57%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    vermicelli

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