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Chicken tetrazzini made with real ingredients in under 60 minutes.
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Chicken Tetrazzini Recipe

Delicious chicken tetrazzini from scratch is perfect for a family meal or for feeding a crowd! It's creamy and comforting!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Standing Time10 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: American, Italian
Servings: 6


  • 4 tbsp. salted or unsalted butter
  • 10 oz. cremini or baby bella mushrooms stems removed and thinly sliced
  • 1 large shallot finely diced
  • 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
  • 2 c. low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 c. heavy cream
  • 1/2 c. sour cream
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 c. grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 c. parmesan cheese
  • 3 c. pulled chicken
  • 1 lb. cooked linguine or egg noodles cooked al dente

For the topping:

  • 3/4 c. panko breadcrumbs
  • 3 tbsp. salted or unsalted butter
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. freshly chopped parsley optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large skillet set over medium heat, add the butter. Once melted, add the mushrooms and cook until browned, about 5 minutes. Add the shallot and cook until translucent, about 2 minutes.
  • Whisk in the flour and cook until it turns a pale gold color, about 1 minute. Slowly pour in the chicken broth, whisking to scrape up any browned bits at the bottom of the pan, and to prevent lumps from forming. Bring the heat up just a little. Continue whisking while pouring in the cream, then the sour cream and seasonings. Let the mixture simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and whisk in the cheeses. Add the chicken and cooked noodles, mix to combine.
  • In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter for the topping. Toss in the breadcrumbs along with the garlic powder, paprika, and salt. Once combined, sprinkle over the noodles and bake, uncovered for 30 minutes. Turn oven onto broil for extra golden brown breadcrumbs during the final few minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and let stand for 10 minutes before garnishing with parsley, if desired. Serve warm.


-The first thing I do for this recipe is boil the water for my pasta. That way when the time comes to add it, it's cooked, drained and ready to go.
Source: inspired by Pinch of Yum