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Chicken Tetrazzini

Potlucks, the Holidays, and comfort food all go hand in hand.  There is nothing better counter full of warm comforting family favorites and  a gathering of friends and/or family!  Wouldn’t you agree?!


There isn’t anything like a plate of warm creamy cheesy Chicken Tetrazzini. This dish is pure comfort food, and the perfect casserole!


The first time I sank my teeth into this scrumptious recipe was years ago at a Christmas Potluck office party.  I loved those people, for many reasons!  One being they had some amazing recipe boxes, and I did not mind being on the receiving end of any and all of the delicious food that was shared at office potlucks.  At the time I was single living on my own and eating cold baked beans out of the can with tortilla chips for dinner.  (I know…seriously, who was that girl?)   So when there was an office potluck and a chance for me to not only get some good eats at work but bring some leftovers home I was all about it!


Over the years I have modified the recipe a bit, it’s still is in line with what one would think of as tetrazzini.  Thank you Debbie for sharing this scrumptious recipe with me nineteensome-odd years ago.   The only thing that bothers me about this recipe is its lack of color, but now that I think of it most foods that are considered “comfort food” (to me at least) are colorless.  What’s that all about? Homemade Mac-n-Cheese, fried chicken, biscuits, gravy, stuffing, apple pie, bacon, butter (oh whoops I guess that’s not a food….ok then buttered toast) all are colorless or monotone, but scrumptious none the less and not to be live without!! Amen? Amen!  Here’s to monotone food.  I think I’m going to start a new Pinterest board Monotone Food, er maybe not.

What would you say your  "comfort" food is?

This recipe is easy and I would dare to bet you have all of the ingredients in your pantry!  Making Chicken Tetrazzini is a no brainer for tonight’s dinner or your next Holiday Potluck.

Chicken Tetrazzini

Chicken, Mushrooms and noodles in a creamy cheese sauce topped off with crispy panko topping.
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Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 13 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings


  • 4 cooked Chicken Breast cut into cubes
  • 6 tablespoons Butter divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon Lawrys Season Salt
  • 8 ounces white button Mushrooms
  • 1 teaspoon minced Garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Flour
  • 2 cups Whole Milk
  • 1 can Cream of Mushroom soup 10 ounce can
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground Pepper
  • 1 pound wide Egg Noodles
  • 1 cup Panko Bread Crumbs


  • Preheat oven 350 degrees. Grease a 9×13 baking dish with 1 tablespoon butter.
  • Boil a large pot of salted water, cook noodles in boiling water, drain and place in bottom of the buttered baking dish.
  • Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet, sprinkle chicken pieces with Lawrys season salt, cook in pan with butter, when chicken is cooked through remove from pan to baking dish in a layer over the noodles.
  • Add remaining butter to the pan when butter is melted add in mushrooms and garlic cook until mushrooms begin to brown. Sprinkle with flour and stir to coat. Gradually add in milk whisking to make sure no lumps form, continue to cook until mushroom sauce becomes thick, about 5 minutes on medium low heat.
  • Add in cream of mushroom soup, cheese, and pepper whisk to combine. Pour over chicken and noodles. Sprinkle panko bread crumbs evenly over casserole. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until bubbly and browned on top.
Keyword cheese, chicken, mushrooms, noodles, pasta
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