Chicken Tetrazzini Recipe

Last Updated on July 1, 2022 by Cheryl Moreo

Chicken Tetrazzini is a creamy pasta dish that is easy to make. Take a break from tomato-based pasta dishes.

What is Chicken Tetrazzini?

Traditionally, chicken tetrazzini is an Italian dish made with chicken, mushrooms, a creamy white wine sauce, and parmesan cheese. The dish is supposedly named after Luisa Tetrazzini who was a famous 1905 opera star.

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Tools Used to Make Chicken Tetrazzini:

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How to Cook Chicken:

Don’t have time to cook the chicken, use shredded store-bought rotisserie chicken, too. Or, buy shredded/diced prepared chicken.

Instant Pot

  • Put 1 cup of chicken broth into the Instant Pot pan
  • Place a trivet or basket into the pot
  • Add three frozen chicken breasts to the Instant Pot pan
  • Season the chicken with your favorite chicken seasonings and salt and pepper
  • Place the lid on and lock it into place
  • Close the vent
  • Pressure cook on high for 12 minutes
  • Natural release for 5 minutes and then do a quick release
  • Shred or dice your chicken

If using fresh chicken breasts, reduce the pressure time to 10 minutes.


  • Place three or four fresh chicken breasts in a large saucepan. Do not overlap.
  • Season with salt and pepper and your favorite chicken seasonings
  • Add water to 1″ above the chicken
  • Bring water to a boil. Reduce the temperature so that the chicken will simmer.
  • Simmer for 15 minutes or until your chicken is fork-tender.
  • Shred or dice your cooked chicken

chicken tetrazzini

Chicken Tetrazzini

Cheryl Moreo
Chicken Tetrazzini is a creamy pasta dish that is easy to make. Take a break from tomato-based pasta dishes. An instant pot simplifies chicken preparation…
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 9


13' x 9" casserole
pasta cooker or colander
measuring tools
medium saucepan


  • 1 lb spaghetti, uncooked
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 jar pimentos, 4 oz
  • 1 jar chicken or turkey gravy
  • 1 ½ cups half and half
  • 1 ½ cups chicken broth
  • 2 ½ cups shredded cooked chicken
  • cup parmesan cheese, shredded
  • ½ cup panko or Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced or diced
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 13" x 9 " casserole dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  • Cook the spaghetti in salted water as directed on the package. Drain. Return the spaghetti to the pot. ..
  • In the medium saucepan, heat the olive oil and add the mushrooms and peas. Cook until tender.
  • Add the chicken broth, gravy, and half and half to the saucepan. Heat to a simmer.
  • Pour the saucepan contents over the spaghetti and chicken. Then mix until the pasta is coated with the sauce.
  • Spread mixture evenly into the casserole.
  • Top with shredded parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs.
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