Monday, June 27, 2011

Chicken Tetrazzini


       What can I say about this meal....other than it is pure comfort food and it's so good. It
       is also man approved and my little girl could not get enough of it. What is your go to
       comfort food meal?

                                                             Chicken Tetrazzini

      
  • 9 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound white mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups whole milk, room temperature
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, room temperature
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 12 ounces linguine
  • 3/4 cup frozen peas
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1/4 cup dried Italian-style breadcrumbs

Directions

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
Spread 1 tablespoon of butter over a 13 by 9 by 2-inch baking dish. Melt 1 tablespoon each of butter and oil in a deep large nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat. Sprinkle the chicken with 1/2 teaspoon each of salt and pepper. Add the chicken to the hot pan and cook until pale golden and just cooked through, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer the chicken to a plate to cool slightly. Coarsely shred the chicken into bite-size pieces and into a large bowl.
Meanwhile, add 1 tablespoon each of butter and oil to the same pan. Add the mushrooms and saute over medium-high heat until the liquid from the mushrooms evaporates and the mushrooms become pale golden, about 12 minutes. Add the onion, garlic, and thyme, and saute until the onion is translucent, about 8 minutes. Add the wine and simmer until it evaporates, about 2 minutes. Transfer the mushroom mixture to the bowl with the chicken.
Melt 3 more tablespoons butter in the same pan over medium-low heat. Add the flour and whisk for 2 minutes. Whisk in the milk, cream, broth, nutmeg, remaining 1 3/4 teaspoons salt, and remaining 3/4 teaspoon pepper. Increase the heat to high. Cover and bring to a boil. Simmer, uncovered, until the sauce thickens slightly, whisking often, about 10 minutes.
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the linguine and cook until it is tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 9 minutes. Drain. Add the linguine, sauce, peas, and parsley to the chicken mixture. Toss until the sauce coats the pasta and the mixture is well blended.
Transfer the pasta mixture to the prepared baking dish. Stir the cheese and breadcrumbs in a small bowl to blend. Sprinkle the cheese mixture over the pasta. Dot with the remaining 3 tablespoons of butter. Bake, uncovered, until golden brown on top and the sauce bubbles, about 25 minutes. Note. I topped with more chicken and cheddar cheese. Giada

53 comments:

  1. ahhh its beautiful too! =) I grew up eating tetrazini dishes like this!

    xoXOxo
    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

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  2. Whoa! That looks fantastic. I wonder if I could sub something in for the mushrooms? Gotta love a meal that everyone in the family loves!

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  3. That is DEFINITELY pure comfort food!

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  4. Note to self: don't read this when hungry. This sounds so yummy. I need to start cooking like this.

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  5. oh wow - that sounds like amazing comfort food! Anything with whipping cream is pretty much an A in my book!

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  6. This looks delicious! I like a good comfort food like this :) Bookmarked the recipe and can't wait to try it!

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  7. Yum! That sounds so delicious! I'd love to try it out sometime!

    My go to comfort food is Bisquick's Reduced Fat Chicken Pot pie! So easy and healthy!

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  8. Love all the colors! It looks beautiful and DELICIOUS! YUMMMO!

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  9. Oh yes this would go over well in my house and I love the polka dot dish you have it in.

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  10. Lovely picture, Val and what a fantastic recipe. I love the thyme and nutmeg in it - I can just imagine how good it tastes. I'm hoping to give it a try soon - it sounds like perfect comfort food!

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  11. man approved! i love it.. i should add this to our to-cook list :) xoxo jillian:: stop by! i'm hosting a jewelry giveaway

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  12. Such a pretty dish! The cute polka dot dish is perfect with it too!

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  13. This sounds amazing. trying it for sure:)

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  14. Love your cute baking dish! I am going to be making this. I loved baked dinners that can be assembled when you get the chance and easily reheated the next day for lunch :)

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  15. This looks sooooooo good!!!! Love the dish too. ;)
    I am saving this one!!
    xo

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  16. One of our favorite comfort foods is poppy seed chicken, but it's not nearly as colorful and delicious looking as this!

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  17. This looks delicious. Sometimes you just need a good comfort food.

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  18. umm. . . is it weird that we have the EXACT same taste buds. . . making this. . . soon! :-)

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  19. Mmmmmmm....what time is dinner? :)

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  20. The picture of this looks AWESOME. Sounds great!

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  21. That sounds so delish! Comfort food it so yummy!! I have a favorite dish I make with wild rice, peas, rotisserie chicken, then you top it with a cheesy soup mixture/ritz crackers- great comfort eats!

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  22. anything with cheese works for me!! i love mac n' cheese :)

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  24. this is #189489796564 reason of why i need to learn how to cook (i left out words in first comment hahah)

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  25. That looks so yummy!!

    http://harlowknoxstereobox.blogspot.com/

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  26. This could be it. I think my all time favorite is always grilled cheese and a side of sweet corn and butter.

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  27. Oooh, that looks so yummy! Now if I could just get someone to make it for me. ☺

    Do you think it'd keep well if I made a double batch and froze the other one? If I put in all the effort to make one, might as well make two, right?!

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  28. You make the most creative meals! My fave comfort food is tuna casserole, yum!!

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  29. Oh boy, does this dish LOOK GOOD! My favorite comfort food is not very sophisticated, it's my mom's recipe for mac n' cheese. I've loved it since I was a small child:)

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  30. Im drooling over here! ooooo this looks wonderful Val! Hmmm my favorite comfort food would probably be grilled cheese (with a nice crusty bread and fontina cheese) and homemade roasted tomato soup!

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  31. I make chicken tetrazini all the time with leftover chicken, but yours is so much prettier with the parsley on top! I'll have to do that next time. Thanks for sharing.

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  32. Warms my heart and tummy just looking at this dish! YUM!

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  33. Wow, I've never heard of this before! The ingredient list is making my mouth water. It sounds like an excellent comfort food!

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  34. This looks so yummy! The orange polka dot dish is too cute!

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  35. I love chicken tetrazzini- the first ever rendition i tried was Jamie Oliver's version. But I am certainly going to give yours a whirl!

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  36. this is one of my faves and i haven't had it in so long! love that your version doesn't use canned soup!!

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  37. Val, you are not helping my diet with all these pics of cheesy goodness!

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  38. My grandmother makes THE BEST chicken tetrazzini! mmmmm perfect comfort food :)

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  39. yum! I've never had chicken tetrazzini before but this looks delish!

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  40. I've never tried chicken tetrazzini before but it looks delicious! I usually go for something easy like a grilled cheese or pizza. Yum!

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  41. I love this and cannot wait to try your recipe. Your photos are gorgeous! And btw you have the cleanest and most organized fridge! :-)

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  42. Oh my gosh, I am so trying this when I get home :) DELICIOUS!

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  43. This looks so good! I don't think of making chicken tetrazzini for some reason but my favorite comfort foods are pasta-related, that's for sure.

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  44. um...yummmy....i need this asap!i think pasta is my biggest comfort food:)

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  45. This is such a beautiful photo and I've wanted to make chicken tetrazzini forever! Love it!

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  46. Not only does that look yummy, but that serving bowl is adorable!

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  47. I have been slacking at commenting lately but I have LOVING all your posts lately girl! This one is on my list now and your California Roll in a Bowl was genious! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  48. This looks SO delicious!! Cheesier the better:)

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