Homemade Chicken Tetrazzini


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This homemade chicken tetrazzini is one of those dishes that tastes just like my local Italian restaurant’s recipe, but without the long wait for take-out.

Plus, frankly, we’ve been needing to save some money lately and making this easy homemade chicken tetrazzini makes the money-saving totally do-able, because it’s so flavorful and juicy, that restaurant stuff can take a hike.

a forkful of Homemade Chicken Tetrazzini above more tetrazzini in a blue bowl with mushrooms, garlic and a knife on a cutting board in the background

And, let’s get really honest here, the fact of the matter is that I love that I can control the cheesiness of my dishes at home. Because, yeah, I love chicken and cheese–and a little mushroom on top. But if you’re going to drown my chicken in cheese, well, that’s maybe not how I want it.

So, I can manage that at home, adding a bit more or backing off a bit on the asagio and mozzarella, adding a bit of parmesan to send it all off. It’s the cheese-control that makes this meal so much better at home.

Homemade Chicken Tetrazzini in a blue bowl with mushrooms, on a cutting board in the background

What You Need to Make Homemade Chicken Tetrazzini

Because Italian food is kind of presented as complex flavors, I always think it’s going to be hard. But this homemade chicken tetrazzini is so easy. If you can follow simple directions, this recipe is right up your alley. Here’s what you’re going to need:

raw chicken breasts on a cutting board, bowls of onion, chicken broth, mushrooms, sauce and seasonings on a wood cutting board
  • 2 cups, Sliced Mushrooms
  • 1 cup Onion, diced
  • 2 tbsp Garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 4 Chicken Breasts, cubed
  • 1 cup Chicken Broth
  • 1 tbsp Flour
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1/2 cup Asagio or Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
a forkful of Homemade Chicken Tetrazzini above more tetrazzini in a blue bowl

How to Make Homemade Chicken Tetrazzini

Step 1

In a skillet over high heat, add the olive oil, followed by the chicken, onion, mushrooms and garlic.

diced raw chicken breasts and seasonings cooking in a skillet
diced onions being added to diced raw chicken breasts and seasonings cooking in a skillet
mushrooms being added to diced raw chicken breasts, onions and seasonings cooking in a skillet

Step 2

Saute until both sides of the chicken are lightly browned and the liquid from the mushrooms has mostly cooked off.

mushrooms, diced chicken and onions cooking in a skillet

Step 3

In a small cup combine the whipping cream and flour and stir until a roux forms.

Add butter, lemon juice and flour and roux to the skillet and stir until everything is coated.

Step 4

Add the cheese and turn down the stove to low. Stir until the cheese melts evenly and combines with the sauce to make a creamy cheese sauce.

Serve over pasta with shredded fresh parmesan.

More Easy Chicken Recipes You’ll Love

If you love this easy chicken recipe, but you’re not quite ready to bust out your cutting board, just pin this to your favorite easy dinner ideas board on Pinterest so you can find it quick later!

a collage of a forkful of Homemade Chicken Tetrazzini above more tetrazzini in a blue bowl with mushrooms, garlic and a knife on a cutting board in the background with title text reading Homemade Chicken Tetrazzini
Yield: 6 Servings of Homemade Chicken Tetrazzini

Homemade Chicken Tetrazzini

Homemade Chicken Tetrazzini

You're not going to find a more creamy and amazingly tasty homemade chicken tetrazzini recipe. So easy and simple to make, but definitely a rich and flavorful experience.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups, Sliced Mushrooms
  • 1 cup Onion, diced
  • 2 tbsp Garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 4 Chicken Breasts, cubed
  • 1 cup Chicken Broth
  • 1 tbsp Flour
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1/2 cup Asagio or Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a skillet over high heat, add the olive oil, followed by the chicken, onion, mushrooms and garlic. Saute until both sides of the chicken are lightly browned and the liquid from the mushrooms has mostly cooked off.
  2. In a small cup combine the whipping cream and flour and stir until a roux forms.
  3. Add butter, lemon juice and flour and roux to the skillet and stir until everything is coated.
  4. Add the cheese and turn down the stove to low. Stir until the cheese melts evenly and combines with the sauce to make a creamy cheese sauce.
  5. Serve over pasta with shredded fresh parmesan.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 370Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 115mgSodium: 265mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 32g

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