Easy Chicken Tetrazzini Recipe is a simple skillet meal perfect for busy weeknights. The delicious cream sauce brings it all together and makes the chicken and mushrooms oh so tasty!

Easy Chicken Tetrazzini Recipe is a simple skillet meal perfect for weeknights. The tasty cream sauce brings it all together and makes the dish amazing!

Easy Chicken Tetrazzini Recipe

If you are looking for a tasty pasta dish, this is the one to try. There is so much to love about this dish. Where to start!

Check out this video to see how easy it is to make this Easy Chicken Tetrazzini Recipe!

First, it takes only minutes to make this! Throw this together with hardly any effort.

Oh and we have to talk about that amazing creamy sauce. It makes the chicken taste so amazing and each bite of veggies and pasta.

The sauce is so flavorful from being cooked in the same pan as the chicken and mushrooms. You get all of the bits and pieces mixed into the sauce for so much flavor!

Easy Chicken Tetrazzini Recipe is a simple skillet meal perfect for weeknights. The tasty cream sauce brings it all together and makes the dish amazing!
Easy Chicken Tetrazzini Recipe is a simple skillet meal perfect for weeknights. The tasty cream sauce brings it all together and makes the dish amazing!

Ingredients for easy chicken tetrazzini:

  • chicken breasts
  • Linguine
  • Butter
  • mushrooms
  • minced garlic
  • salt and pepper
  • flour
  • chicken broth
  • heavy whipping cream
  • Parmesan cheese
Easy Chicken Tetrazzini Recipe is a simple skillet meal perfect for weeknights. The tasty cream sauce brings it all together and makes the dish amazing!

How to make chicken tetrazzini from scratch:

Cook the linguine based on the package instructions.  Drain and save some of the pasta water.

In a large skillet, melt ½ of the butter amount over medium heat.

Add the mushrooms and cook until they are tender.

Next add in the chicken, minced garlic, salt and pepper. This is going to make your kitchen smell amazing!

Cook until the chicken is golden brown on all sides stirring occasionally.

Remove the chicken and mushrooms from the pan to a separate dish.  Leave any remaining sauce in the large skillet.

Then over medium heat, melt the remaining butter in the large skillet.

Whisk in the flour until thoroughly combined.

Next, whisk in the broth and heavy whipping cream adding them each slowly.

Now it is time to cook the sauce until it thickens.

Toss in the pasta, chicken and mushrooms to combine.  Add some of the pasta water if needed to thoroughly combine.

Easy Chicken Tetrazzini Recipe is a simple skillet meal perfect for weeknights. The tasty cream sauce brings it all together and makes the dish amazing!
Easy Chicken Tetrazzini Recipe is a simple skillet meal perfect for weeknights. The tasty cream sauce brings it all together and makes the dish amazing!

Top with the Parmesan cheese. Cover the skillet with a lid to melt the cheese and serve immediately!

Easy Chicken Tetrazzini Recipe is a simple skillet meal perfect for weeknights. The tasty cream sauce brings it all together and makes the dish amazing!

What to serve with chicken tetrazzini?

This is delicious served over linguine. However, you can try other types of pasta. I think angel hair pasta and even spaghetti noodles would be good.

Egg noodles are also great in this dish.

Use what you have or can get on sale! Add a simple side salad and you have a great meal.

The only other thing I might add would be bread. That cream sauce really is so delicious that you will want something to dip into it. I could eat it by the spoonful.

Easy Chicken Tetrazzini Recipe is a simple skillet meal perfect for weeknights. The tasty cream sauce brings it all together and makes the dish amazing!

We love Garlic Bread Cheese Sticks Recipe. Yum!

You can also learn how to freeze garlic bread and how it saves you money. We do this a lot and it is so good and you know I like to save money.

Feel free to grab a loaf of bread from the bakery. You do what works for you!

We have even used cream of mushroom soup and rotisserie chicken in a pinch before. It was delicious and our family loved it!

Easy Chicken Tetrazzini Recipe is a simple skillet meal perfect for weeknights. The tasty cream sauce brings it all together and makes the dish amazing!

Try chicken thighs in this chicken tetrazzini.

Try substituting chicken thighs in this meal for the chicken breasts. It is also very tasty and goes great in this dish.

I like to use what I can purchase on sale at the grocery store or already have in the freezer. Just use what you have. The great thing about this recipe is how versatile it is.

It is easy to modify for what you have on hand and this really helps your budget. By cooking like this, it really helps me to save money on groceries. It is a huge help to our budget.

Easy Chicken Tetrazzini Recipe is a simple skillet meal perfect for weeknights. The tasty cream sauce brings it all together and makes the dish amazing!

I cut our grocery bill by 50% off by following these 8 Tips for for Saving Money on Groceries by Menu Planning! Save that money for something else!

Sometimes we add red pepper flakes for a little heat. So good! Everyone will enjoy this dish!

It is super easy to make work based on what you have on hand. Give this easy and versatile recipe a try this week.

Easy Chicken Tetrazzini Recipe is a simple skillet meal perfect for weeknights. The tasty cream sauce brings it all together and makes the dish amazing!

Make southern chicken tetrazzini this week for dinner!

Try chicken tetrazzini easy and delicious for the best comfort food. It is simple enough to enjoy during busy weeknights but so amazing. We love skillet recipes.

They come together quickly and make such a delicious dinner option. I love that I can feed my family a great meal with hardly any work.

This truly comes together in minutes. Your family will love it!

Easy Chicken Tetrazzini Recipe is a simple skillet meal perfect for weeknights. The tasty cream sauce brings it all together and makes the dish amazing!

Make sure you have a good skillet to make this Easy Chicken Tetrazzini Recipe.

We use a cast iron skillet and it’s perfect for this recipe. I have the Lodge cast iron skillet but you can see all the different brands here.

Cast iron is amazing! You can make so many different recipes and they are great for skillet recipes.

If you are not already cooking with one, you should! They are amazing and the food cooks so evenly.

Don’t be hesitant to use cast iron because it really is simple to use and maintain. It cooks the food so evenly and recipes turn out great.

Easy Chicken Tetrazzini Recipe is a simple skillet meal perfect for weeknights. The tasty cream sauce brings it all together and makes the dish amazing!
Easy Chicken Tetrazzini Recipe is a simple skillet meal perfect for weeknights. The tasty cream sauce brings it all together and makes the dish amazing!

Print this cheesy chicken tetrazzini recipe below:

Easy Chicken Tetrazzini Recipe

5 from 4 votes
Easy Chicken Tetrazzini Recipe is a simple skillet meal perfect for weeknights. The tasty cream sauce brings it all together and makes the dish amazing!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 6
Cuisine Italian
Course Main Course
Calories 808
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 3 chicken breasts diced into approximately 2″ pieces
  • 16 oz Linguine
  • 1/4 Cup Butter Divided Evenly
  • 2 cups of mushrooms sliced
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2/3 cup parmesan cheese shredded

Instructions

  • Cook the linguine based on the package instructions. Drain and save some of the pasta water.
  • In a large skillet, melt ½ of the butter amount over medium heat.
  • Add the mushrooms and cook until they are tender (approximately 5 minutes).
  • Next add in the chicken, minced garlic, salt and pepper.
  • Cook over medium heat until the chicken is golden brown on all sides stirring occasionally (approximately 6-7 minutes).
  • Remove the chicken and mushrooms from the pan to a separate dish. Leave any remaining sauce in the large skillet.
  • Then over medium heat, melt the remaining butter in the large skillet.
  • Whisk in the flour until thoroughly combined.
  • Then whisk in the broth and heavy whipping cream adding them each slowly.
  • Then cook the sauce until it thickens, approximately 5-7 minutes.
  • Toss in the pasta, chicken and mushrooms to combine. Add some of the pasta water if needed to thoroughly combine.
  • Top with the parmesan cheese, cover the skillet with a lid to melt the cheese and serve immediately!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 808kcal, Carbohydrates 68g, Protein 45g, Fat 39g, Saturated Fat 22g, Cholesterol 186mg, Sodium 1405mg, Potassium 798mg, Fiber 3g, Sugar 2g, Vitamin A 1232IU, Vitamin C 2mg, Calcium 200mg, Iron 2mg

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  1. I am got to try this dish for I love chicken, mushrooms, garlic, and pasta plus what makes the up the sauce!! Gotta be delicious! Will share with my so n and friends!! Thank you for this recipe and God bless you!!!
    Carolyn in Utah.

  2. The calorie and sodium counts are through the roof! I for sure wanted to try the recipe until I read those figures. Have you got a similar but more healthy version of this?

  3. 5 stars
    I live on the Gulf Coast and had fresh shrimp so subbed shrimp for the chicken & it was so good. I didn’t add the shrimp until after I mixed sauce with the pasta so it didn’t overcook Shrimp then put it all in the oven for 15 minutes then topped it off with Parmesan before serving. Garlic bread & cucumber tomato salad as sides. Grandma, kids & grandkids ate it up. BIL asked me to make it again because he was at work and there wasn’t much leftover when he got here.