Healthy Chicken Tetrazzini #SundaySupper

[ 69 ] January 12, 2014 |

Healthy Chicken Tetrazzini Casserole

Chicken Tetrazzini is one of those dishes that makes use of leftover chicken or turkey. This traditional casserole is a crowd pleaser.

This week Sunday Supper turns 2 . I am honored to say that I am a member of the Sunday Supper Movement. I  met Isabel, the founder, last year. I can say that I was very impressed by her positive energy and her love for food, family and friends.

Healthy Chicken Tetrazzini Casserole

The tradition of the family dinner should be lives in my family.  I enjoy sharing food with good company.

Let’s talk about our recipe! Chicken tetrazzini is a cozy casserole for sure and can be very rich with -butter, cream and pasta.

I have lightened this classic dish by using less butter, 2% milk instead of cream and light cream cheese. Your family will enjoy this healthy chicken tetrazzini casserole.

Healthy Chicken Tetrazzini Casserole

This creamy casserole is hearty and delicious.

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Chicken Tetrazzini #Sunday Supper
Serves: 6-8
  • 10 ounce uncooked linguine
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2½ cups unsalted chicken stock
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 2.5 ounces grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, divided
  • 1 ounce ⅓-less-fat cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oi, divided
  • 2 (8-ounce) packages sliced mushrooms
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dry thyme
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 3 cups shredded cooked chicken breast
  • 1 cup frozen green peas
  • Cooking spray
  • 1½ ounces French bread baguette, torn into pieces
  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain.
  3. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in flour; cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly with a whisk. Gradually add stock and milk; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in 2 ounces Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, cream cheese, salt, and pepper.
  4. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add mushrooms; sauté 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add onion, garlic, and thyme; sauté 3 minutes. Add wine; cook 1 minute. Combine milk mixture, mushroom mixture, pasta, chicken, and peas; toss to combine. Spoon the pasta mixture into a 13 x 9-inch glass or ceramic baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  5. Place bread in a food processor; drizzle with 1 Tablespoon oil. Process until coarse crumbs form. Combine breadcrumbs and remaining Parmigiano-Reggiano; sprinkle evenly over pasta. Bake at 375° for 30 minutes or until browned and bubbly.

This recipe is adapted from Cooking Light Magazine.
Our first Sunday Supper  event was  hosted by Isabel, our founding member from Family Foodie, on January 8, 2012.

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Marie Poulin
Marie Poulin is a passionate food blogger and professional personal chef who enjoys sharing her healthy, inventive, recipes. You can find her on social media and subscribe to her blog to receive instant blog updates and receive a free ebook, Tasty Quinoa Recipes!

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  1. Katie says:

    I can’t say that I’ve ever made chicken tetrazinni before, but I have no idea why not! This lightened version sounds so perfect for the cool months, and I love that you can use leftover chicken to make it!

  2. Jennifer B says:

    Yes, I pinned this recipe before even reading your post. As soon as I saw the first picture, I knew it had to be mine! I love Chicken Tetrazzini and this one looks so great. I love that you lightened it up, too. People are still exceeding at their new year’s resolutions so I’m sure they are grateful for your recipe.

  3. A healthier chicken tetrazzini recipe?! This one is going into the recipebox, thanks!

  4. This looks delish, and it’s always good to save fat and calories. Can’t wait to make this!!

  5. Marie, I am so glad we met. Your recipes are just fabulous and I am thrilled that you are part of the Sunday Supper Family! I can’t wait to try this recipe… it is something my kids will love!!!!

  6. Of all the chicken dishes, I have never made this one. I’ll start with YOURS!

    I have loved being a part of Sunday Supper, and cooking along with everyone each week.
    Cheers to another great year!

  7. Liz says:

    I make turkey tetrazzini every year after Thanksgiving! My thighs thank you for this scrumptious, lightened up version using chicken! So glad to celebrate SS’s birthday with you today :)

  8. Katy says:

    I have not heard of this recipe before, but it looks like a comforting and tasty dish! The fact that you’ve made it a healthier option is perfect after the Christmas excess!

  9. Stacy says:

    This is one of my all time favorite dishes, Marie! I love that you’ve lightened it up. I need to give your version a try!

  10. What a gorgeous dish! That looks so fresh and delicious. Happy “Birthday”! :)

  11. Renee says:

    Tetrazzini is one of my favorite comfort foods. Now I can try your recipe when I want a lighter version which would be great in the hot summer months.

  12. oh my goodness, I love this! I saw something like this in Cooking Light magazine. . totally going to try this! yum! looks delicious!

  13. Tara says:

    What a delicious meal to bring your family together for #SundaySupper. A great comfort food too!! Happy #SundaySupper!!!

  14. My mom used to make chicken tetrazzini quite often, but I haven’t had it in ages. I love that you’ve lightened it up!

  15. Comfrot food (especially lightened up) is perfect for a party! Love this Marie!

  16. Amy Kim (@kimchi_mom) says:

    I can’t recall if I’ve ever had Tetrazzini, but it has everything that I like in a comfort dish…pasta, cheese, cream…awesome!

  17. This is leftover heaven at our house. Looks very good!

  18. Cheryl says:

    This does indeed look like a casserole my family would enjoy! What fun it is to be a part of the Birthday Bash for #SundaySupper! HUGS

  19. Sarah says:

    I’ve never had tetrazzini… I can’t believe it!

  20. I love recipes for using leftovers. This casserole looks like something my family would love!

  21. Laura says:

    I got to introduce my UK family to turkey tetrazzini this year, they loved it. I like to lighten up my recipe as well.

  22. Soni says:

    Oh this looks and sounds amazing!I’ve never made tetrazzini before and this would be a lovely recipe to start with!Thanks for sharing.

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