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Chicken tetrazzini (Pasta with chicken and mushrooms in cream sauce)

Although the dish is named after a famous Italian, opera singer Luisa Tetrazzini, chicken tetrazzini is of American origin. Flaked cooked chicken meat is traditionally used but I discovered that by starting with raw chicken meat, the sauce tastes richer and the color is less pale.

casaveneracion.com Chicken tetrazzini (Pasta with chicken and mushrooms in cream sauce)

Dry sherry is also the traditional ingredient but I opted for semi-sweet white wine.

If you have fresh button mushrooms, use them by all means. I would have but I had none so I had to content myself with canned mushrooms.

Ingredients

  • enough pasta for four persons, cooked al dente
    4 large chicken thigh fillets, cut into thin strips
    1 onion, chopped
    3 tbsps. of butter
    3/4 c. of sliced mushrooms
    1/2 c. of semi-sweet white wine
    1/4 c. of cream
    1/4 c. of milk (the pour-and-drink kind)
    salt
    pepper
    1 c. of shredded Parmesan cheese
    chopped parsley
    a few pinches of paprika

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425oF.

    casaveneracion.com Chicken tetrazzini (Pasta with chicken and mushrooms in cream sauce)

    Melt the butter in a shallow pan.

    casaveneracion.com Chicken tetrazzini (Pasta with chicken and mushrooms in cream sauce)

    Add the chicken and cook, stirring often, until no longer pink.

    casaveneracion.com Chicken tetrazzini (Pasta with chicken and mushrooms in cream sauce)

    Add the onion and stir.

    casaveneracion.com Chicken tetrazzini (Pasta with chicken and mushrooms in cream sauce)

    Pour in the white wine.

    casaveneracion.com Chicken tetrazzini (Pasta with chicken and mushrooms in cream sauce)

    Add the mushrooms. Cook over medium-high heat, uncovered, until the liquid has been reduced to almost nothing.

    casaveneracion.com Chicken tetrazzini (Pasta with chicken and mushrooms in cream sauce)

    Add the cream and milk. Stir. Season with salt and pepper. Cook just until heated through.

    casaveneracion.com Chicken tetrazzini (Pasta with chicken and mushrooms in cream sauce)

    Divide the pasta among four oven-proof plates.

    casaveneracion.com Chicken tetrazzini (Pasta with chicken and mushrooms in cream sauce)

    Spoon the chicken, mushrooms and sauce over the pasta.

    casaveneracion.com Chicken tetrazzini (Pasta with chicken and mushrooms in cream sauce)

    Top with grated cheese.

    casaveneracion.com Chicken tetrazzini (Pasta with chicken and mushrooms in cream sauce)

    Sprinkle with chopped parsley and a pinch of paprika. Bake in a preheated 425oF oven for about five minutes or just until the cheese melts and turns bubbly.

    casaveneracion.com Chicken tetrazzini (Pasta with chicken and mushrooms in cream sauce)

    Serve at once (the cheese will harden as the dish gets cold) with toast bread.

Cooking time (duration): 30 minutes

Number of servings (yield): 4 to 5

Meal type: lunch

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