Saturday, January 22, 2011

M: Chicken Tetrazzini With Peas

Happy Saturday!!! How is everyone’s weekend treating them? Mine is going pretty awesomely (is that a word?) since this girl is visiting me =)

Have you ever made a chicken tetrazzini before? You should…it is awesome. There are many variations – complicated ones with lots of ingredients and simple ones with fewer ingredients. But any way, it is fantastic!

This recipe is definitely one of those simpler ones, made with fewer ingredients. But it is creamy and hearty, with baby peas and mushrooms. You can obviously substitute any ingredients you’d like or just forego something you don’t like.

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But this makes an ideal one dish meal! Paired with a salad it would be even better! I made it ahead of time yesterday so I could just pop it in the oven once dinner time came. And this was the outcome:

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Perfection! Jen and the hubs LOVES this recipe. Make it…you’ll be happy you did =)

Here’s the recipe for ya

Chicken Tetrazzini

slightly modified from Southern Living

1 (7 oz.) package vermicelli

3 cups chicken, chopped (about 4 medium size breasts)

1 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded

1 can cream of mushroom soup

1 (10 oz.) container alfredo sauce (I used light)

1 (4 oz.) can sliced mushrooms, drained

scant 1/2 cup chicken broth

scant 1/4 cup sherry cooking wine

1/4 tsp. ground pepper

1 cup frozen baby peas

1/2 cup slivered almonds

**Optional: 3 oz. chopped prosciutto (I didn’t use, but plan to in the future!)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare pasta according to package directions.

Stir together chicken, 1/2 cup parmesan, and next 7 ingredients. Stir in drained pasta. Spoon mixture into a lightly greased 11 x 7 baking dish or ramekins. Sprinkle with almonds and remaining parmesan.

Bake for about 35 minutes or until hot and bubbly.

Enjoy!

P.S. Marley says he’s tired… =)

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14 comments:

Pound said...

aww, have fun this wknd with your girl! dinner looked delish!

Nisrine|Dinners and Dreams said...

Great chicken casserole. I particularly like the word terrazzini-sounds so romantic.

Campinggirl said...

I am definatly going to try this recipe.

CaSaundraLeigh said...

I am a huge fan of casserole dishes that can be prepped ahead of time! This looks/sounds fabulous. Hope you have a great weekend!!!

Stephanie @cookinfanatic said...

love make ahead dishes like this, looks great!!! hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

KatiePerk said...

Great! I will be adding this to the to make file!!
Have a lovely weekend!

Stephanie in Suburbia said...

I haven't made this in FOREVER! Thanks for the remind, lady!

vanillasugar said...

ha! no i've never made this. i need to get on this casserole thing. because this sounds easy and good.

Amanda said...

I've never made this or had this before but always hear about it! It looks delicious!

Lisa said...

Marley's a cutie!
I've never made chicken tetrazzini...but it looks great!

Autumn @Good Eats Girl said...

I've never made this, but it sounds GREAT!

Hope you have a great weekend!

Annie said...

oooo looks sooo good!!!

Kerr said...

marley is so cute!

carolinebee.com said...

OMG do u watch the soup!? hahah that's all i can think of when i hear "chicken tetrazzini!" :D