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Easy and Creamy Chicken Tetrazzini Recipe – A delicious comfort food filled with pasta, mushrooms, and chicken in a buttery cream-based sauce.

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Creamy Chicken Tetrazzini Recipe

A family-friendly chicken and pasta bake

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What is Chicken Tetrazzini?

Chicken Tetrazzini is a casserole-style dish filled with pasta, chicken, and mushrooms baked in a milky cream sauce base.

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What are some good add-ins for Chicken Tetrazzini Casserole?

  • green pepper
  • onions
  • celery
  • mushrooms
  • sliced green olives with pimento
  • sweet peas
  • white wine

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Making this Dish Ahead and Storage:

You can make this Chicken Tetrazzini a day in advance. Just leave off the top layer of cheese, cover with foil, and refrigerate. When you are ready to bake in the oven, take the cover off, sprinkle with cheese, and bake in the oven for about 1 hour.

What Are Some Good Sides to this Easy Chicken Tetrazzini Recipe?

chicken tetrazzini recipe

The best part about this recipe is that it is an old recipe from the 90s, back when moms would trade their tried and true recipes with each other. The past-down church recipes are always the best.

Are you ready to make this Chicken Pasta Casserole Bake? Let’s make sure you have everything you need:

Ingredients Needed…

  • chicken breast
  • thin spaghetti noodles
  • green peppers
  • sweet onions
  • celery
  • butter – unsalted
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • mushrooms
  • green olives with pimento
  • cream of chicken soup
  • cream of mushroom soup
  • sour cream
  • milk
  • cheddar cheese

Can you substitute Rotisserie Chicken?

Yes! I love shortcuts. Rotisserie chicken usually has a delicious flavor all of its’ own. If you do that, then for added flavor you might want to pour some chicken broth into the water you boil spaghetti in.

How do you Make Chicken Tetrazzini?

Boil the chicken breast in a large pot of water-saving chicken broth. Remove the cooked chicken and cut it into chunks. Remove any fat at this time.

In the same water, boil the spaghetti noodles and drain.

In a skillet, over medium-high heat, melt the butter

Saute’ vegetables in butter until they are tender

In a large bowl, stir to combine the noodles, chicken, sauteed vegetables, broth, cream of chicken soup, cream of mushroom soup, mushrooms, green olives, sour cream, and milk

Pour the mixture into a greased 9×13 pan or baking dish. Add the shredded cheddar cheese

Bake for about 1 hour in the oven at 350 degrees

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Easy and Creamy Chicken Tetrazzini | Kid Friendly Things To Do

Delicious creamy pasta with mushrooms and chicken

  • Author: Melissa
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 10-12 servings 1x


  • 2 chicken breasts with fat on
  • 1/2 pound of spaghetti noodles
  • 4 oz. of unsalted butter
  • 1 green pepper – chopped
  • 1/2 cup of chopped sweet onion
  • 2 stalks of celery – sliced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 (4 oz.) can of sliced mushrooms – drained
  • 1 (4 0z.) jar of sliced green olives with pimento
  • 1 can of cream of chicken soup
  • 1 can of cream of mushroom soup
  • 1&1/2 cups of milk – 2%
  • 3/4 cup of sour cream
  • 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese


  • Boil chicken until tender
  • Do not drain the broth
  • cut chicken into chunks – removing fat as you do
  • boil the spaghetti in the chicken broth (add more water if needed)
  • In a large skillet, melt the butter
  • Add the green pepper, onions, and celery
  • add salt and pepper to taste
  • Cook for a few minutes – or until tender
  • Drain the spaghetti noodles
  • In a large bowl, add noodles, chicken, a sauteed mixture of vegetables, mushrooms, olives, soups, milk, and sour cream
  • Place the mixture in a greased 9×13 inch dish
  • Sprinkle the cheese onto the noodle mixture
  • Bake, uncovered at 350 degrees for 45 minutes to 1 hour


Need more for a large crowd?

You can double this recipe


Make-ahead – up to 1 day in advance. Just leave off the cheese, cover, and refrigerate


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