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Chicken Tetrazzini III Recipe

Chicken Tetrazzini III

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"A classic dinner entree. For added flavor try cooking the chicken in seasoned water, with your choice of herbs."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings


  1. In a medium pot, bring the water and chicken broth to a boil. Add the spaghetti pasta, and cook until al dente. Drain well.
  2. In a large skillet saute onion in olive oil until tender. Add chicken, mushrooms, 1 ounce of Cheddar cheese, flour, and cooked spaghetti. Mix well.
  3. Pour mixture into a 2 quart baking dish. Top dish with remaining ounce of Cheddar cheese and almonds.
  4. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven (175 degrees C) for 30 to 40 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 26, 2009

I had to give this one a shot, since it's obvious that the step to add the liquid left from cooking spaghetti to the dish is left out. I'm sure it was just an oversight. I used a can of mushrooms instead of fresh. Two other problems with this recipe is the serving size, no way does it feed ten, three or four adults at most. The cook time was way off as well, mine only needed to cook about 15 mins. uncovered. Despite all of that I loved this recipe! Maybe I should rate it low because of all the mistakes in the recipe, but then no one will try it! If you follow my instructions it tastes great!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 12, 2003

This was very easy to make, but it wasn't good at all. There is no liquid in it! It was very dry. Isn't chicken tetrazinni supposed to be in a sauce? It was so dry the pasta got hard and crunchy and the chewing the chicken was like chewing cotton.


12 Ratings

May 28, 2004

I usually don't try recipes on this site until I've read the reviews. However, this time I didn't and surely wish I had! The basic ingredients of this recipe are fine, but as the other reviewer noted, this recipe needs the liquid to make it creamy. After following the recipe as written, it didn't take too long to figure out I was in trouble. So, I added about 2 cups of half&half, mixed with about a 1/4C of cooking sherry and 2T of grated parmesan. It helped, and we ate it anyway, but the damage was already done. Try another recipe to make creamy chicken tetrazzini!

Feb 13, 2005

This was barely "ok". Very dry. This dish is supposed to be semi firm with some sauce as i remember. This is very dry and was a waste of shopping time and a dissapointing meal to serve, Would not use this recipe for this dish again, I am sure there is better out there to try. Sorry.

Aug 18, 2010

So...I hate it when people review a recipe when they haven't even followed it...but I'm gonna go ahead and do it anyway. I really liked how this turned out with a few changes. First, like all the reviews have said, it needs liquid. I went ahead and added a can of chicken broth to the pan. To make it a bit creamier I also added about 3/4 cup of sour cream and 1/4 cup 1/2 and 1/2. I feel like this made a pretty significant difference (along with ALOT more cheese). Also, I was lazy and didn't want to saute the onion so I used dried onions and just added them...I'm sure it would have been better to follow the recipe in this regard, but if you're in a rush it works. Next time I think I'll add a bit more flour b/c the sauce was a bit runny, but I will def make this again.

Nov 24, 2007

I make this recipe frequently and love it, but the element of liquid was left out (as rated by other users). I add some of the chicken broth water (about 3/4 cup or to taste) that was used to boil the pasta. I suspect, and would love confirmation of this, that perhaps the author left out one step in the recipe! The cheddar cheese in the sauce, as well as the topping of more cheese and the almonds, gives the dish a very rich and tangy flavor!

Aug 16, 2005

I loved it! It was great! Next time I will bake covered with tin foil, but this will be added to my cookbook of favorite things!

May 30, 2010

This recipe just needs to be corrected to include the liquid. I used chicken broth - I can't imagine anyone could even make this without liquid = anyway - it is decent but just okay, not a keeper for me, even with the liquid.


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  • Calories
  • 301 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 26.1 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 36 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 14.2 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 2.3 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 17.4 g
  • 35%
  • Sodium
  • 109 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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