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Chicken Tetrazzini
with mixed greens salad

Active: 40 min Total: 50 min
We gave this creamy comfort food classic an elegant twist by adding some nutty, savory gruyere cheese.
Smarts: While long noodles are the classic in this dish, we also like it with shorter pasta shapes like penne or fusilli.
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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Chicken Tetrazzini:
  • Pasta, linguini - 8 oz, sub spaghetti (sub spaghetti)
  • Rotisserie chicken - 1/2, shredded
  • Onions, medium - 1, diced
  • Garlic - 3 cloves, chopped
  • Thyme leaves, fresh - 2 tsp
  • Mushrooms, any button - 8 oz, sliced (look for pre-sliced)
  • Peas, frozen - 1 cup, defrosted
  • Butter - 3 Tbsp
  • Flour, all-purpose - 2 Tbsp
  • White wine - 1/2 cup (sub stock)
  • Stock, any type - 1 cup
  • Half and half - 1/2 cups (sub milk but the result won’t be as creamy)
  • Nutmeg, ground (opt) - 1/8 tsp
  • Lemons - 1, zest of
  • Cheese, Gruyere - 1 cup + 1/2 cup, shredded (sub Swiss or white cheddar)
Mixed Greens Salad:
  • Vinegar, balsamic - 1 Tbsp
  • Mustard, Dijon - 2 tsp
  • Oil, olive - 2 Tbsp
  • Mixed greens - 5 oz

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Prep

  1. Pasta - Boil pasta according to package directions. If prepping ahead, toss noodles with some oil to minimize sticking. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Rotisserie chicken - (Skip if chicken was prepped ahead for Tuesday.) Take meat off the bone and shred. Use a knife and fork or your hands. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Onions / Garlic / Thyme leaves - Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  4. Make vinaigrette - Whisk together vinegar and mustard. Add olive oil while whisking. Season with some salt and pepper. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  5. Mushrooms - Slice mushrooms (if not pre-sliced). (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  6. Peas - Defrost peas.

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Make

  1. Heat oven to 450F / 232C.
  2. While oven is heating, heat a large oven-safe skillet or Dutch oven over medium heat. (This pan should be large enough to hold all of the pasta and chicken, or you can brush an oven-safe casserole dish with some oil and transfer the pasta to that dish before baking.) Add butter and then onions to melted butter. Saute for 2 to 3 minutes to get started cooking. Add mushrooms and continue cooking until mushrooms are very tender, 7 to 8 minutes. Stir in garlic and thyme leaves and season with some salt.
  3. Sprinkle flour over mushrooms and stir until no dry spots remain, ~1 minute.
  4. Pour wine into pan and bring to a simmer. Add stock and half and half while whisking and simmer until the sauce thickens slightly, 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Remove pan from heat and stir in nutmeg, lemon zest, pasta, chicken, peas, and first portion of cheese. Season with some salt and pepper.
  6. Scatter second portion of cheese over top of pasta. Transfer to oven and bake until the cheese on top is melted and golden, 10 to 12 minutes.
  7. Just before serving, toss salad greens in vinaigrette.
  8. Serve pasta with salad on the side. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (67)
Gluten-free (7)
Paleo (4)
Vegetarian (24)

Most Helpful

Too much work for a so-so dish. Not much better than regular chicken alfredo with lots of steps and dirty dishes. I did enjoy the added lemon zest but hubby didn't.

By: Sarah
Posted: Jan 08, 2021
Diet: Original
1 Helpful

51 reviews

My kids suggested a little less lemon zest and a little more garlic. But delicious!

By: Shelley
Posted: Apr 27, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I ended up using more pasta than it called for, so wish I had doubled the sauce (I do this every time!!! lol). Otherwise great!!!

By: Sara
Posted: Mar 17, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Winner (except for the 7yo that has decided she doesn’t like mushrooms 🤦‍♀️🤷‍♀️)! Loved the flavors. Spiraled the zucchini and made a side Caesar because it’s the gateway salad 😇.

By: Shawn
Posted: Mar 16, 2021
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Just ok. Wasn’t bad. But wasn’t all that exciting.

By: Jennifer
Posted: Feb 16, 2021
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Tasty pretty easy to make 😊

By: Amanda
Posted: Feb 09, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Splurged on the Gruyere , was rich perhaps too much cheese for us. Everyone ate it all so was liked, , filling but maybe expected more for the splurge on cheese. Some comments on Alfredo comparisons.

By: Jessie
Posted: Feb 04, 2021
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful