Easy Chicken Tetrazzini

Easy and delicious Cheesy Chicken Tetrazzini – Chicken and pasta in a creamy sauce with lots of flavor. It’s a family favorite dinner meal and one that gets rave reviews!

It’s definitely a family favorite and one of our favorite pasta dishes. Serve it with cheesy garlic bread, baked asparagus or even roasted veggies. It’s great for Sunday dinners or even holidays.

Chicken Tetrazzini

Easy Chicken Tetrazzini

What’s for dinnerThank heavens for pasta dishes!! I have them slated on the calendar at least once a week. Why? They are almost always delicious and they are usually loved by the entire family, from the hubby down to my 1 year old. I mean, you can’t really go wrong with noodles, tons of cheese and chicken, right?!

Today’s recipe for Chicken Tetrazzini happens to be one of those yummy recipes that everyone enjoys. If you look at the ingredients it’s pretty apparent why it would be so tasty (butter, sour cream, cream of chicken, mozzarella cheese).

With those kinds of ingredients, it’s no wonder everyone (even the kids!) loves this recipe! 😉

cubed chicken for tetrazzini

How to Make Chicken Tetrazzini

This pasta dish is so simple and doesn’t take too much to prep.

Begin by cooking up your pasta according to package instructions. While the pasta is cooking, combine butter, cooked chicken, soup, sour cream, salt, pepper and chicken broth in a medium bowl. Mix well and add this to cooked noodles.

Pour this mixture into a greased 9×13 dish. Sprinkle cheese on top and bake for 40-45 minutes.

Change it up by using different cheese, throwing in some veggies or even using turkey instead.

Chicken Tetrazzini Noodles

Making Ahead, Storing + Sides

We make this tetrazzini recipe ahead of time, all the time. Just make it as instructed and before adding cheese before baking, cover tightly with foil or saran wrap and place in fridge for up to 24 hours before baking.

You can also FREEZE this recipe. Just make as instructed, cover tightly and freeze for up to 2 months. Just let thaw in the fridge overnight before baking in the oven.

STORE leftovers in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

What to serve with Chicken Tetrazzini?

This recipe is so simple and always a crowd favorite, and some of our go-to sides for it include:

Chicken Tetrazzini Recipe in baking dish

The best part about this chicken tetrazzini recipe is it’s really simple! It’s really just a matter of cooking up the noodles and then mixing up the remaining ingredients (minus the cheese). Then you combine these two, stick it in a pan and top with the cheese. Easy peasy! I think you’ll love the simplicity and delicious-ness of this great dinner idea.

Be sure to check out our Turkey Tetrazzini too!

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Chicken Tetrazzini Recipe

4.92 from 263 votes
Easy and delicious Cheesy Chicken Tetrazzini - Chicken and pasta in a creamy sauce with lots of flavor. It's a family favorite dinner meal!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 710 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


  • 16 oz linguini cooked
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 4 chicken breasts cooked and diced
  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese grated
  • 2 cups Mozzarella cheese shredded


  • Cook noodles according to box instructions. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine ½ cup butter, cooked chicken, soup, sour cream, salt, pepper and chicken broth. Mix well and then add in cooked noodles.
  • Spray a 9x13 pan and pour in noodle mixture. Sprinkle cheeses on top. Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes. 


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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. 5 stars
    My family loves this recipe. The only thing I do differently is to add a handful of chopped green onions. It’s really delicious.

  2. So I’ve made this a few times and it’s always been awesome. I always add bacon but I’ve always added water to the cans of cream of chicken. I’m making this again tonight, do I not add water? I’m always so confused when recipes call for cream of chicken on whether I add water or not.

    1. No, you don’t need to add water. If you did, it would most likely be an ingredient in the recipe. The broth adds liquid in this specific recipe.

  3. 5 stars
    My mother used to make this, and she always added sliced black olives, so I will too. I’m watching carbs, so I’ll use Liviva shirataki noodles instead of regular pasta. And I will definitely add some garlic, mushrooms, a little bit of heavy cream, and a dash of white wine.

  4. 5 stars
    Wonderful Recipe. I followed it to a “T” except…I mixed parmesan cheese with Italian seasoned bread crumbs with more parmesan cheese as an extra topping. I baked it until top was really crispy. It was DIVINE! MY HUSBAND THANKS YOU! Great recipe. I do think the seasoned breadcrumbs and more parmesan added a little extra to the texture and taste to the whole final presentation and taste.

  5. 5 stars
    What a simple and tasty recipe to serve on a cold snowy day! Like everyone, I tweaked it a bit to our taste (added mushrooms, onions, & garic) but still so easy to throw together, Canned chunk chicken makes it even quicker. Thank you for what is bound to be a regular part of our meal planning.

  6. 5 stars
    Awesome recipe! A hit with the whole family, even the grandchildren! Already planning to make it again. The plus is that it’s so easy to make.

  7. 5 stars
    It’s in the oven. I made it one time before. Put peas in it. This time peas and corn. Loved it last time. And was amazing left overs. Thank you for this recipe

  8. I have read all the comments of this wonderful delicious dish but not one person has asked the following question! Do you bake it covered or uncovered? Please, somebody answer quickly as I am preparing it for company tomorrow (Sunday Feb. 28, 2021). Many thanks. Linda from Oregon

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