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 269 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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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
    I always wanted to make this dish but the recipe was too much.this one is simple enough to quickly make and good enoughTo share. Thank you 😊

  2. My family love’s this meal, but I was wondering if I could freeze it with out baking it. I am trying to get a idea for a meal on vacation.

    1. We make this tetrazzini recipe ahead of time, all the time. Just make it as instructed and before adding cheese and before baking, cover tightly with foil or saran wrap and place in fridge for up to 24 hours before baking or you can freeze it for up to 2 months. Just let thaw in the fridge overnight before baking in the oven. Hope this helps!

    2. Is says in the comments can freeze. 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.

      1. Yes, there’s lots of options when it comes to freezing the recipe. It’s a great make ahead recipe.

  3. 5 stars
    It does take longer all together than just 55 mins. Your chicken has to cook which can be 30 minutes. I would say Cook your chicken before hand and freeze it or something so it is faster.

    1. Yes, if starting with cooked chicken, it takes about 55 minutes. If starting with raw chicken, you will want to allow extra time to cook the chicken.

  4. 5 stars
    I added sautéed sliced mushrooms, onions and a couple handfuls of fresh spinach to the melted butter. Follow the directions after that My husband said it’s the best tetrazzini he’s ever had

    1. Ooh those additions sound delicious! So glad you and your husband enjoyed! It’s always a win to find a recipe the hubby loves too! 😉

  5. Might want to add a splash or two of Worcheshire sauce …the recipes back in the 70s seem to have a bit added for flavor. When growing up, mom always added chopped onions and celery and usually a handful of peas. She probably did that because I never ate many vegetables. Lol

    1. Yes, you can certainly add in whatever seasonings/flavorings you prefer. Your mom was a smart lady to sneak in those veggies somehow! 😉

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