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Easy Chicken Tetrazzini

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This chicken tetrazzini recipe is an easy family dinner that tastes delicious!  Loaded with tender chicken and cheesy pasta, this simple recipe is easy to make and perfect for those nights when you need an easy dinner idea.

Baked pasta recipes are an easy go-to recipe when I don’t have much time to cook.  Like this tetrazzini recipe, Baked Spaghetti and Cheesy Bakes Tortellini are some of my family’s favorites.

a white plate of Chicken Tetrazzini with a pan of chicken tetrazzini behind it that was baked in a white casserole dish

Best Chicken Tetrazzini Recipe

This chicken tetrazzini is a delicious twist on a casserole my mom used to make for us when I was younger. Not only does it taste good, but it is also very simple to make. My kids LOVE it, which is a huge bonus!

You’ll start by mixing your cooked fettuccine noodles with some cream of chicken soup, sour cream, and some shredded chicken. (I just mix it in the pot that the noodles boiled in.)

Tools For Making Chicken Tetrazzini

  • A pair of good Kitchen claws make cutting green onions a snap
  • Kitchen claws take the work out of shredding chicken
  • A 9″ x 13″ casserole pan

a pot of chicken tetrazzini with alfredo sauce in a black pot being mixed together

Once your noodles are covered in sauce, pour evenly into a casserole pan.

casserole pan filled with chicken tetrazzini covered with cheese ready to be baked in the oven

Sprinkle with some cheese and bread crumbs, then bake this casserole for 20 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.

best chicken tetrazzini just finished baking in the oven with diced green onions sprinkled on top

Before serving, sprinkle some green onions for added color and flavor, and you’re good to go!

a dish of chicken tetrazzini with a wooden spoon in the corner of the baking pan where a scoop has recently been served.

So simple and delicious!

Can you Freeze Chicken Tetrazzini?

Yes, you can freeze this delicious chicken tetrazzini recipe so that it is ready when you are.  Typically, I won’t leave a meal in the freezer for longer than two months.  When you’re ready to use it, thaw it overnight in your refrigerator and don’t leave it on your counter top.  Once the tetrazzini is at room temperature on your counter, bacteria can begin to grow and nobody wants that.

Chicken Tetrazzini Variations

  • Use any pasta you have on hand – macaroni noodles are one of my favorite variations!
  • Use canned tuna instead of chicken. (This would then be called my moms Tuna Casserole!)
  • Add some vegetables to the mixture – broccoli, peas etc. This will add color and nutrition, but be sure to cook it longer, especially if you are using frozen vegetables.

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Chicken Tetrazzini Recipe

This chicken tetrazzini recipe is an easy family dinner that tastes delicious!  This simple recipe is easy to make and perfect for a busy night.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword casserole, dinner
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 310 kcal


  • 1- 16 oz package fettuccine noodles
  • 1- 10.5 oz can of cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • 2 cups of cooked shredded chicken breast*
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp. Italian bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • dried parsley flakes or fresh green onions optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 13x9 inch casserole pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Boil the fettuccine noodles according to package directions. Drain and return to the same pot.
  3. Add chicken, cream of chicken soup and sour cream to pot. Mix well with noodles.
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste. Mix well.
  5. Spread the noodles evenly into the prepared casserole pan.
  6. Sprinkle with bread crumbs, then cheese.
  7. Put the casserole pan into the oven and let it cook for 5-10 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

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Recipe Notes

*You can sub the cooked chicken breasts for 1 can of chicken breasts, drained and shredded

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Tetrazzini Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 310
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

The Best Chicken Tetrazzini on a white plate covered with cheese, bread crumbs and sliced green onions



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