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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

Servings:
4
Metric
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 (53)
Gluten-free (7)
Paleo (4)
Vegetarian (20)

43 reviews

I've made chicken tetrazzini several times but this was my favorite take on it! Loved the lemon zest and nutmeg. Very nice touch. This will be in our regular rotation.

By: Ruth
Posted: Jan 20, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Delicious!! The nutmeg and lemon really elevated it. Would recommend breaking the pasta into smaller pieces to make mixing easier.

By: Kayla
Posted: Jan 20, 2021
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

I made this and added celery and substituted sherry for the white wine( I didn't have a white wine to use). I also skipped the "baking" step and just served over pasta. It turned out delicious. I do agree with a previous post that a Costco chicken is much much bigger than other rotisserie chickens so know that going into the recipe that you will need to add or double the ingredients.

By: Leisl
Posted: Jan 18, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Flavors were delicious, but zucchini became too watery and mushy, probably more my fault than the recipe’s (my zucchini were small, so did not work so well in my spiralizer.) I might try this again with butternut squash or sweet potato noodles or wait until I can get a big zucchini, so great for noodles. The salad was perfect, as usual.

By: Mary
Posted: Jan 16, 2021
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

Not a favorite. Maybe I would have liked it better if I'd been able to find gruyere. I didn't care for the combo of swiss and lemon zest.

By: Chelsea
Posted: Jan 16, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

It was ok...not a family favorite. But so appreciate all the variety of dishes.

By: Kevin
Posted: Jan 13, 2021
Diet: Original
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