Chicken Tetrazzini

"Rich, creamy and packed with chunks of chicken, wild and white mushrooms. If out of time, purchase a roasted chicken from the supermarkets."
photo by The Frugal Cheflady photo by The Frugal Cheflady
photo by The Frugal Cheflady
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  • Melt 3 tbsp butter in medium saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add garlic and cook 30 seconds.
  • Add flour and cook stirring for 1 minute.
  • Gradually whisk in broth, cream, ¼ tsp each salt and pepper, and pinch of nutmeg until smooth.
  • Bring to a boil, whisking constantly and set aside.
  • Heat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Cook noodles in boiling salted water until barely tender about 8 minutes.
  • Drain and place in bowl.
  • Stir in 1½ cups prepared sauce.
  • Melt remaining 1 tbsp butter in large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add shallots and cook stirring 1 minute.
  • Add shitake and white mushrooms, thyme, remaining ½ tsp salt and pepper and pinch of nutmeg.
  • Cook stirring, until mushrooms are tender and liquid has evaporated about 5 minutes.
  • Add sherry and boil for 1 more minute.
  • Spoon half of noodles with ½ cup peas in shallow 2½-quart baking dish.
  • Top with half of chicken the half of mushroom mixture.
  • Repeat layering with remaining noodles, peas chicken and mushrooms.
  • Pour remaining sauce evenly over top and sprinkle with Parmesan.
  • Bake 15 minutes until golden and bubbly.

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  1. The Frugal Cheflady
    I needed a quick, delicious recipe for supper. In spite of having to cook a chicken breast, it still went together fairly quickly. I didn't have quite all the ingredients so I didn't make it exactly as written. It was AMAZING! The sauce is very rich, creamy, just the right touch of garlic (I used one clove pressed through a garlic press). I just used canned mushrooms, omitted the nutmeg and sherry and used mozzarella instead of parm (Hubby doesn't like parm and I didn't have any). I would definitely make this again, and will try it as written, although the nutmeg I'm not so certain I'd like in a dish like this. Thanks for a delicious recipe! Even my picky 11 yr old said it was good and THAT is something when she says it's good!
  2. Elsee03
    Absolutely delicious! As a beginner cook I felt this recipe was a fun challenge and it came out beautifully. My boyfriend (who began the meal saying he wasn't very hungry) went back for seconds! Must try!!
  3. GrammyLu
    This was simply wonderful! I keep dried mushrooms on hand just in case I run out of fresh and as it happens I needed them. After bringing the mushrooms back, I used a tea towel for wringing out the excess water before chopping and sauteing them along with the garlic and onions. I also combined the chicken, some leftover gravy and peas with the finished onion mixture so layering was easier. Very tasty. It's a winner.
  4. Mrs. Duncan Mahogany
    This was wonderful! I had been craving something of a "comfort" type dish for a couple of days and this is what I needed. Easy to put together. I didn't have mushrooms (I never run out of tinned, what happened there?!?!) do obviously didn't use them and I think this dish would have literally sang with the mushrooms.



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