Family Meal: Chicken Tetrazzini

with button mushrooms and Parmesan crust

Prep & Cook Time: 40-50 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk, Eggs, Wheat, Soy

A note about serious food allergies

Despite its Italian-sounding name, chicken tetrazzini is a wholly American invention. Freshly cooked pasta gets tossed in a creamy mushroom sauce and baked in a casserole with a crispy Parmesan breadcrumb topping. It's rich, hearty, and perfect for pleasing a crowd. If this ain't comfort food, we don't know what is.

In Your Box

  • Info
    10 oz. Fettuccine Pasta
  • 3 Garlic Cloves
  • 6 oz. Button Mushrooms
  • 3 Parsley Sprigs
  • Info
    ¼ cup Italian Breadcrumbs
  • Info
    1 oz. Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • Info
    1⅘ oz. Butter
  • Info
    1½ oz. Flour
  • Info
    16 fl. oz. Whole Milk
  • 8 tsp. Chicken Base
  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    704
  • Carbohydrates
    71g
  • Fat
    23g
  • Protein
    51g
  • Sodium
    526mg
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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Large Pot
  • 1 Medium Oven-Safe Casserole Dish
  • 1 Colander
  • 1 Small Bowl
  • 1 Large Pan

Before You Cook

  • Step 1 - Cook the Pasta
    1

    Cook the Pasta

    Add pasta to boiling water and cook until al dente, 11-13 minutes. Drain in colander and rinse under cold water. This will stop cooking process. While pasta cooks, prepare ingredients.

  • Step 2 - Prepare the Ingredients
    2

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Mince garlic. Quarter mushrooms. Stem and mince parsley. Place breadcrumbs, Parmesan, and 2 tsp. olive oil in a small bowl and mix together. Rinse chicken and pat dry. On a separate cutting board, cut chicken into ½” dice. Season with ½ tsp. salt and ¼ tsp. pepper.

  • Step 3 - Cook the Vegetables
    3

    Cook the Vegetables

    Heat 2 tsp. olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms, parsley (reserving a bit for garnish), and garlic to hot pan and cook, stirring constantly, 30 seconds. Add butter to pan. Once butter is melted, stir in flour and cook, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until a light brown paste has formed and begins to smell nutty, 2 minutes. This is known as a roux and acts as a thickener for sauce.

  • Step 4 - Add the Chicken
    4

    Add the Chicken

    Add milk, chicken, and chicken base to pan. Stir to combine and bring to a simmer. Once simmering, cook until sauce thickens, 5 minutes. Season with ½ tsp. salt and ¼ tsp. pepper.

  • Step 5 - Assemble and Bake Casserole
    5

    Assemble and Bake Casserole

    Add pasta to pan and mix together thoroughly. Transfer entire mixture to prepared casserole dish. Sprinkle breadcrumb-Parmesan mixture over casserole. Cover and bake 20 minutes. Remove from oven, uncover, and bake until golden brown, bubbly, and chicken reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees, 5-7 minutes.

  • Step 6 - Plate the Dish
    6

    Plate the Dish

    Allow casserole to rest at least 5 minutes. Garnish with reserved parsley. Gather the family around the table and dig in!