Easy Chicken Tetrazzini Recipe

5 from 1 vote

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Easy Chicken Tetrazzini Recipe is an easy and convenient dish to put together. While scaling this version down in terms of fat and calories, we kept all of the flavors to ensure this entrée is one that you and your family will love.

Easy Chicken Tetrazzini Recipe

Traditional tetrazzini often involves shredded poultry such as chicken or turkey, prepared in a cream sauce with any combination of nuts and shredded cheese and served over noodles. Seafood can also be used in lieu of poultry.

Additionally, it can be baked, like our easy chicken tetrazzini recipe, and served as a casserole.

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If you know anything about our modern family, you know it’s composed of two working dads and six growing boys. (Let us not forget Buddy Guy, our small in size/big in self-perception chihuahua.) That said, there is always something cooking or being planned for mealtime in our household. Convenience is key, as is taste and flavor.

A plate of food

As mentioned earlier, we went low fat on this one, not necessarily with intention but rather as a result of what we had on hand. A couple of cans of soup, some chicken broth, a rotisserie chicken, and maybe a little skim milk are the key ingredients to this easy chicken tetrazzini recipe.

Being who I am, I sauteed a few baby portabella mushrooms and threw in a blend of grated, hard, Italian cheeses. Although this easy chicken tetrazzini recipe isn’t Italian in origin (in name only), it will make you want to say, “Delizioso!” It’s highly unlikely there will be any leftovers when you make this. It freezes well, so consider making a double batch while you’re at it.

One for your evening meal and one for the freezer. I think you’ll really enjoy this easy chicken tetrazzini recipe. Our boys devoured it, their dads did as well. And although you didn’t hear it from me, Buddy may have even had a bite or two. This one is hard to resist.  -Dan

A plate of chicken tetrazzini

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Easy Chicken Tetrazzini

5 from 1 vote
Inspired by Taste of Home
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 15 minutes
Yield: 8 servings


  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth, or better yet, make your own stock like we did.
  • 1 can low fat cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 can low fat cream of chicken soup
  • 1 can low fat cream of celery soup, optional
  • 1/4 cup milk, we use skim
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • 8 ounces spaghetti, cooked and drained
  • 1 cup grated hard Italian cheese
  • 1/2 cup Italian flavored breadcrumbs


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In large skillet, heat olive oil on medium high setting and sautée mushrooms.
  • Stir in flour and cans of soup; gradually add the chicken broth while continuing to stir for a couple of minutes until it thickens slightly.
  • Remove from the heat; stir in the milk, parsley, salt, nutmeg, and pepper.
  • Fold in the chicken, spaghetti and grated cheese.
  • Turn into a greased 3-qt. baking dish; sprinkle with breadcrumbs.
  • Bake, uncovered, for 1 hour or until heated through. Yield: 8 servings.


Calories: 684kcal, Carbohydrates: 72g, Protein: 38g, Fat: 27g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 109mg, Sodium: 3035mg, Potassium: 2285mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 9g, Vitamin A: 1126IU, Vitamin C: 6mg, Calcium: 259mg, Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
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Dan & Scott split their time between Wisconsin and Southwest Florida and are dads to six boys. Good food runs through their veins, and they love showing others how to cook easy recipes.

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  1. The cream sauce on this looks absolutely divine! And low fat, too? I think I’m in love.

  2. This dish sounds lovely! Loving the use of both the chicken and mushroom soups. Bet it tastes amazing!

  3. This looks so yummy, Dan! I can understand why it wouldn’t last 😉 I also love that you threw the mushrooms in there – I love them! This is a great idea for foods that you can freeze and save for those late nights working and in desperate need of no brainer food! 😀

  4. This is one flavorful chicken dish, love the creaminess and that pasta soaked all that goodness.

  5. 5 stars
    Terrific looking dish, Dan! Many thanks for revisiting a classic and putting a lighter, contemporary spin on it.

    1. Thanks so much, Brooks. Our whole family enjoyed this easy-to-make meal. It’s great to hear from you and I hope you are having a nice summer.

    1. Peter, this is the first time I have made a tetrazzini, I think it will become a standard within our family!