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Chicken Tetrazzini!

June 8, 2010

I bought a new cookbook: The Best Simple Recipes from America’s Test Kitchen. I lurve it. It’s full of tasty-looking, non-intimidating recipes, and I want to make every one of them! For now I’ll share this one with you, but you should really just go buy the book, because seriously, it’s a good one.

Chicken Tetrazzini

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 10 ounces cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 9 ounces fresh fettucini (you can use 4 cups of egg noodles instead)
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 1/2 rotisserie chicken, skin discarded, meat shredded into bite sized pieces
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme
  • Salt and pepper

Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook onion and mushrooms until golden brown, about 8 minutes.

Meanwhile, bring broth, half-and-half, and noodles to boil in a large pot. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, covered, until noodles are tender and liquid is slightly thickened, 5 to 8 minutes.

Add chicken, peas, lemon juice, thyme and mushroom mixture to the pot and stir; cook until heated through, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Makes 4 servings.

Adapted from The Best Simple Recipes.

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6 Discussion to this post
  1. Wei-Wei says:

    The first time I heard about Chicken Tetrazzini is in the Baby Sitters’ Club books, where they refer to it in their summer camp as “that weird chicken tetrazzini thing.” I bet they wouldn’t call it weird now! This sounds absolutely delicious :D

    Wei-Wei

    • Crystal says:

      I haven’t read those books in FOREVER! I’ve been really into young-adult fiction lately… maybe it’s time to revisit the Babysitters’ Club!

  2. Amy says:

    my fave is the now infamous maury clip that they played on the soup a million times last year…. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znHObR07F5s

  3. abby says:

    Um, yeah-was gonna go find that youtube video myself-so freaking funny.
    This looks yummy, Crystal.

    • Crystal says:

      I love this reference now… and I find it hilarious that I titled the post “chicken tetrazzini!” with an exclamation point, as if I was channeling my inner Maury. :)

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