Classic Chicken Tetrazzini


You can also substitute ham or turkey for the chicken. This dish was named for Luisa Tetrazzini, a well known, well FED turn-of-the-century Italian singer!

Classic Chicken Tetrazzini
8 servings


  • 8 chicken tenderloins

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • ¾ cup fresh sliced mushrooms

  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped

  • ½ yellow bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 (8 ounce) package uncooked spaghetti

  • ¼ cup butter

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup chicken broth

  • 1 cup half-and-half

  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt

  • ground black pepper to taste

  • ½ cup shredded Swiss cheese

  • cup grated Parmesan cheese (Optional)

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese for topping (Optional)


  1. In a large non-skillet, saute the tenderloins. Salt and pepper to taste. Add the mushrooms, red bell peppers and yellow bell peppers and cook until vegetables are tender.

  2. Cook the spaghetti according to package directions. Drain and set aside.

  3. In a large saucepan, melt the butter or margarine and blend in flour. Gradually stir in the chicken broth and half-and-half. Cook over medium low heat, stirring constantly, until the sauce begins to thicken. Add garlic salt and ground black pepper to taste. Blend in the Swiss and Parmesan cheeses and continue heating, stirring constantly, until the cheeses melt.

  4. Stir in the chicken/vegetable mixture and heat thoroughly. Toss with the cooked pasta and top with grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

331 Calories
14g Fat
28g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 331
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Sodium 566mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 41mg 207%
Calcium 167mg 13%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 339mg 7%

* 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.

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