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Chicken Tetrazzini

Chicken Tetrazzini

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The original recipe is from a good friend’s mother and we’ve made it for years!


  • 8 oz uncooked linguine

  • 3 TBS butter

  • 3 TBS flour

  • 1/2 TSP lemon-pepper seasoning

  • 1, 14 oz can chicken broth (or almost 2 cups homemade/bouillon broth)

  • 1/2 cup half & half

  • 2 TBS dry sherry, optional (if you have it on hand, go for it; if not, probably not worth buying just for this)

  • 2 cups cooked chicken

  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed

  • For the topping:
  • 2 TBS butter

  • 1/3 cup bread crumbs

  • 2 TBS grated parmesan


  • Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 13×9 inch glass baking dish with cooking spray. Cook linguine as directed on package.
  • Meanwhile, in medium saucepan, melt 3 TBS butter over medium heat. Stir in flour and lemon-pepper seasoning. Stir in broth; heat the boiling, stirring. Stir in half & half, sherry (if using), chicken & peas.
  • Drain linguine; place in 13×9 baking dish. Pour sauce / chicken mixture over linguine; toss to mix.
  • In small bowl, mix 2 TBS melted butter and the bread crumbs. Sprinkle over top of the tetrazzini. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
  • Bake about 30 minutes or until mixture is hot and toping is golden brown.

Total Cost of meal

  • 8 oz linguine = $0.50
    Half & half= $0.50
    2 cups leftover cooked chicken= $1.50
    Frozen peas= $.50
    Bread crumbs, parmesan cheese= $0.75
    Butter, flour, broth, spices = $1
    Total Cost for 4 Meals: $4.75
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