Ashley's Different Chicken Tetrazzini


This dish is a little different than a traditional tetrazzini. It has no mushrooms and is made with cheese, onion, bell pepper, soup, and Worcestershire. No one eats this and leaves my house without the recipe.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 10 mins
8 servings


  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken thighs

  • 3 cups water

  • 1 large green bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 (8 ounce) package vermicelli pasta

  • 2 (10.75 ounce) cans cream of mushroom soup

  • 2 ½ tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 12 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Place chicken thighs into a large saucepan, pour in water, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer until chicken is tender and no longer pink inside, 10 to 15 minutes. Drain, retaining chicken stock.

  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  3. Cook and stir green bell pepper and onion in 1 cup retained stock in a saucepan over medium heat until vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes. Cook vermicelli pasta with remaining 2 cups chicken stock in a separate pan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until pasta is tender and stock has been absorbed, 12 to 15 minutes.

  4. Combine cooked chicken, bell pepper, onion, cooked pasta, cream of mushroom soup, Worcestershire sauce, Cheddar cheese, salt, and black pepper in a large bowl; pour mixture into a 9x13-inch baking dish.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until casserole is bubbling and top is lightly browned, 20 to 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

430 Calories
23g Fat
30g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 430
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 11g 56%
Cholesterol 79mg 26%
Sodium 842mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 19mg 97%
Calcium 342mg 26%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 301mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.