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Classic Chicken Tetrazzini

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  • prep time: 20 min
  • total time: 40 min
  • serves: 4 people

This chicken tetrazzini is so simple to make and is a great way to transform leftover chicken or turkey.  Our broth, combined with half and half, makes a rich and savory base to envelope the chicken and veggies.  Everything cooks in the same skillet so clean up’s a breeze.


cost per recipe: $12.99

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced (about 1/4 cup)
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced (about 3 cups)
  • 1 stalk celery, finely chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and sliced (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup half and half or heavy cream
  • 1 3/4 cups Swanson® Chicken Broth or Chicken Stock
  • 2 tablespoons dry sherry
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 4 cups cubed cooked chicken or turkey
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 4 cups cooked thin spaghetti (from about 8 ounces dry) (to save time, prep the rest of the ingredients while the spaghetti cooks)
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • Tips

    • Can I use my leftover turkey from Thanksgiving? YES!  Substitute turkey for the chicken (light or dark meat, they both work great).
  • Step 1

    Heat the oil in a 10-inch skillet over medium heat.  Add the onion, mushrooms, celery and carrot and cook until the vegetables are tender.  Add the garlic and cook and stir for 1 minute.  Remove the skillet from the heat.

  • Step 2

    Heat the butter in a 12-inch oven-safe skillet over medium heat.  Stir in the flour.  Gradually stir in the half-and-half and broth.  Cook and stir until the mixture boils and thickens.

  • Step 3

    Stir in the sherry and parsley.  Add the chicken, onion mixture, peas, spaghetti and cheese and toss to coat.  Season the mixture with salt and pepper.

  • Step 4

    Heat the broiler.  Broil 4 inches from the heat until the chicken mixture is hot and bubbling and the top is browned.


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  • great for thanksgiving leftovers

    December 6, 2014

    this was great for thanksgiving leftovers. I forgot about the chicken, substituted dried black mushrooms for button mushrooms, fresh carrots for frozen, and fresh leek for frozen peas. truly delicious.

  • Turkey & Chicken Tetrazzini

    November 7, 2006

    quick, easy and very tasty. would highly recommend especially for kids!

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Calories 784
Total Fat 31 g
Sat. Fat 13.2 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 165 mg
Sodium 792 mg
Total Carb 60 g
Dietary Fiber 5 g
Sugar 6 g
Added Sugars 0 g
Protein 61 g
Vitamin D 2 %DV
Calcium 20 %DV
Iron 25 %DV
Potassium 18 %DV
Calories 788
Total Fat 31 g
Sat. Fat 13.2 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 165 mg
Sodium 639 mg
Total Carb 60 g
Dietary Fiber 5 g
Sugar 0 g
Added Sugars 0 g
Protein 63 g
Vitamin D 2 %DV
Calcium 25 %DV
Iron 25 %DV
Potassium 18 %DV

This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.