Easy Chicken Tetrazzini Recipe // Video

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Creamy and comforting Chicken Tetrazzini is a classic casserole recipe that’s a hit with the whole family. Tender pasta is baked in a creamy sauce with chicken and topped with a buttery crumb topping. Absolute comfort food!

Chicken tetrazzini on a white plate.

There’s a chill in the air and it has me craving all the cozy casseroles and comfort dishes! In between baking cookies and wrapping gifts, I want something that’s going to be hearty, satisfying and flavorful. This easy Chicken Tetrazzini Casserole is just the thing that will keep me going all through the colder months.

CHICKEN TETRAZZINI

Chicken Tetrazzini is a baked pasta dish made with diced chicken or turkey, noodles and a creamy sauce that may or may not contain cheese. Often, a bit of sherry is added to the sauce but it’s not absolute must have in this recipe.

My kids LOVE baked pasta recipes and this Chicken Tetrazzini is one of their favorites. It’s fantastic and quick if you have some leftover pasta on hand from earlier in the week. If not, you just need an extra 8 minutes to cook up some pasta for this recipe.

Cream of chicken soup being spooned into a bowl.

I like to throw in some peas for a bit of color and mushrooms because a Classic Chicken Tetrazzini calls for them. If you have mushroom adverse family member, you can certainly leave them out. Nobody likes drama at the dinner table.

And because time is always hard to find around here, I made the creamy sauce even easier by using my favorite Campbell’s Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup.

If you remember, I cut the prep time for my Cheesy Brussel Sprouts by using Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom Soup and it was one of the best recipes I’ve made all year.

Campbell’s Cream of Chicken soup is even creamier than I remember and tastes just like homemade. 

Campbell’s has been a staple in my kitchen for as long as I remember. My mom always had the pantry stocked with their tasty soups….it was like a cupboard filled with comfort. And since they’ve been around for 150 years, you know they’re doing something right.

I’ve always been a big fan of the Cream of Chicken Soup but now it’s better than ever because they added even more cream making the soup even more luscious and satisfying.

Woman sprinkling salt into a bowl of cream of chicken soup.

HOW TO MAKE CHICKEN TETRAZZINI

This recipe comes together rather quickly and is can be made in advance for an even easier weeknight dinner.

I like to use up leftover chicken from earlier in the week or leftover rotisserie chicken works really well, too.

To make the creamy sauce, simply whisk together the Campbell’s Cream of Chicken Soup, half and half, sour cream and seasonings.

Woman pouring a sauce over pasta.

Toss the sauce with the cooked pasta together in a bowl to combine. Fold in the mushrooms (if using), chicken and peas.

Peas being poured over pasta in a baking dish.

Transfer the ingredients to a casserole dish coated with cooking spray and sprinkle with the buttery breadcrumb mixture.

Bake your chicken tetrazzini casserole in the oven for 35-40 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the casserole is bubbling.

Thyme being stripped from the stems.

Allow the casserole to cool for 10 minutes before serving.

Pasta being served from a baking dish.

WHAT TO SERVE WITH CHICKEN TETRAZZINI

We love to serve this dish alongside a fresh and light green salad or a big pile of green beans. Since it’s more of a one pot dish, you don’t really need to add much….except maybe dessert.

Overhead shot of green beans almondine on a white platter.

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Chicken Tetrazzini Recipe

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: chicken casserole, chicken tetrazzini
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 351 kcal
Author: Kellie

The ultimate comfort food, easy Chicken Tetrazzini is the one pot, make ahead meal the whole family will love.

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Ingredients

  • 4 cups cooked chicken breast chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound white mushrooms sliced
  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 can Campbell’s Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 3 cups whole milk room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sour cream room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 12 cooked linguine
  • 3/4 cup frozen peas
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1/4 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Place the chicken in a very large bowl, set aside.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  4. Add the mushrooms and saute over until the liquid from the mushrooms evaporates and the mushrooms become golden brown, about 12 minutes.
  5. Add the onion, garlic, and thyme, and saute until the onion is translucent, about 8 minutes.
  6. Transfer the mushroom mixture to the bowl with the chicken.
  7. In a separate bowl, whisk together the cream of chicken soup, milk, sour cream, garlic powder and nutmeg.

  8. Add the linguine, sauce, peas, and parsley to the chicken mixture. Toss until the sauce coats the pasta and the mixture is well blended.
  9. Transfer the pasta mixture to a baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  10. Stir the cheese, breadcrumbs and butter together in a small bowl.
  11. Sprinkle the cheese mixture over the pasta.
  12. Bake, uncovered, until golden brown on top and the sauce bubbles, about 25 minutes.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Chicken Tetrazzini can be assembled up to 24 hours in advance and stored in the refrigerator, covered tightly, until ready to bake.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Tetrazzini Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 351 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 98mg33%
Sodium 458mg20%
Potassium 616mg18%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 33g66%
Vitamin A 795IU16%
Vitamin C 14mg17%
Calcium 293mg29%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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