Freezer Friendly Chicken Tetrazzini

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Freezer Chicken Tetrazzini

Looking for an easy meal to save the day on a busy weeknight? This recipe is a great way to use up what's already in your pantry, and you can easily make a double batch and freeze one for later. It doesn't use any cream soups (I've made another one that does use cream soup, so I was thrilled to have this option), and most kids love this one.

 

If you decide to make it to freeze, you can either split the recipe into two smaller pans of tetrazzini and freeze one, or double the batch and make two separate large pans. To freeze the recipe, just mix together the ingredients and freeze BEFORE baking (wrap it well with plastic wrap and then aluminum foil.) Then let it thaw in the fridge overnight before making it for supper, and bake at 350 for 30 minutes.  It's also great to make and take to another family if you want to help out with a meal, and is EASY to put together!

Freezer Friendly Homemade Chicken Tetrazzini

Ingredients

  • 8 oz spaghetti noodles
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 4.5 oz. can sliced mushrooms, drained (or 3/4 cup fresh mushrooms)
  • 2 cups cooked chicken
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350, cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, melt butter over low heat in large saucepan.
  3. Add in flour, salt, pepper and garlic, and cook stirring constantly until smooth.
  4. Remove from heat and slowly add in chicken broth and half & half.
  5. Return to heat and bring to boiling.
  6. Boil for a minute, stirring constantly.
  7. Add in pasta and chicken, and top with Parmesan cheese.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes at 350, until bubbling.
  9. Enjoy!
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Here are the best sales I see to watch for this week (as of 9/3/14):

  • Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast $1.99/lb at Food Lion
  • Perdue Buy One Get One Free Chicken Breast at Kroger
  • Kraft Parmesan Cheese $2.99 after Kroger Mega Sale or Buy One Get One at Harris Teeter

Recipe adapted from All Recipes.  Thanks to I Heart Publix for the coupon matchups. If you need a little more menu inspiration, go HERE

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Comments

  1. How much chicken broth? It’s not listed in the ingredients but is in the instructions. Thanks!

  2. I have a recipe similar to this but it has shredded Velveeta and chopped celery in it. Very tasty.

  3. this sounds yummy

  4. Renee Bernfield says

    Thanks for sharing the recipe! I have it in the oven right now. I only wish people would always put number of servings in the recipe. Not sure this is going to be enough to feed my family of 6.

    • It will definitely feed a family of 6, and I’m betting you’ll have leftovers! I would guess it feeds 6-8 easily. Hope that helps (I need to start adding that, but I’m not sure how to judge how much they really feed… I’ll work on figuring that out!) 🙂

  5. I’m making this right now — smells wonderful! I have a small family (2 adults + 1 toddler + 1 baby), so 1/2 will definitely get us a meal + some lunches.

    I think you forgot to add that the chicken gets put in at the same time as the pasta — at least that’s what I’ve assumed/done. I think it would fit into a 9×13 pan as written, for me, that’s 2 9×9 pans!

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