Cast-Iron Chicken Tetrazzini

Are you looking for great game-day food that will satisfy even the biggest of fans? Try this Chicken Tetrazzini! It starts on the stovetop, finishes in the oven, and hits your table hot and ready for a touchdown!

Chicken Tetrazzini

Chicken Tetrazzini in a cast iron skillet8 ounces spaghetti noodles, broken into thirds, cooked according to pkg directions and drained
5 Tbs. unsalted butter, divided use
2 cloves garlic, crushed
8 oz. baby Bella mushrooms, slices
3 cups cooked chicken, chopped
2 Tbs. all-purpose flour
2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
1/2 cup heavy cream
4 oz. cream cheese
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
2/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  

Melt 3 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the garlic and the mushrooms, cook for 3-5 minutes until browned, stirring occasionally. Add the chicken, tossing to coat, then remove from skillet; reserve. 

Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk the flour into the melted butter and then slowly add the chicken broth, whisking to combine. Increase the heat to medium high and bring to a simmer. Cook for 2 minutes and then add the cream and cream cheese. Reduce heat to low, stirring constantly until sauce is smooth and thickened.  When the sauce begins Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Place the cooked pasta into the bottom of the cast iron skillet, then top with the reserved chicken mixture. Evenly pour the sauce over everything; sprinkle Parmesan. Bake for 25-27 minutes, or hot throughout and the sauce is bubbling. Serve at once.

Let’s Get You Cookin’,
Chef Alli

Chicken Tetrazzini

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces spaghetti noodles broken into thirds, cooked according to pkg directions and drained
  • 5 Tbs. unsalted butter divided use
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 8 oz. baby Bella mushrooms slices
  • 3 cups cooked chicken chopped
  • 2 Tbs. all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 4 oz. cream cheese
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Melt 3 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the garlic and the mushrooms, cook for 3-5 minutes until browned, stirring occasionally. Add the chicken, tossing to coat, then remove from skillet; reserve.
  3. Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk the flour into the melted butter and then slowly add the chicken broth, whisking to combine. Increase the heat to medium high and bring to a simmer. Cook for 2 minutes and then add the cream and cream cheese. Reduce heat to low, stirring constantly until sauce is smooth and thickened.  When the sauce begins Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Place the cooked pasta into the bottom of the cast iron skillet, then top with the reserved chicken mixture. Evenly pour the sauce over everything; sprinkle Parmesan. Bake for 25-27 minutes, or hot throughout and the sauce is bubbling. Serve at once.

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Chef Alli

Chef Alli is a home-grown Kansas girl on a mission to strengthen families through enabling kitchen confidence, educating the family cook, and encouraging better food relationships. She believes with her whole heart that time spent with our loved ones and our overall quality of life is greatly enhanced by nutritious food made at home with simple, wholesome ingredients. She loves being able to connect and share this passion with others through her website, her social media presence, and her coveted speaking engagements.

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