Every woman needs that one signature dish that she can whip up at a moment’s notice and that she’s famous for amongst her friends and family. Don’t have a signature dish in your repertoire yet? No problem! Take the recipe below for Chicken Tetrazzini and call it your own. It’s a super easy dish to make and one that your friends and family will request time and time again (seriously, it’ll knock their socks off!).
This creamy, velvety casserole of chopped chicken, angel hair pasta, and crispy Panko bread crumbs is loved by children and adults alike. It’s the perfect dinner to deliver a friend who’s just lost a loved one, a family after the birth of their new baby, or, to a neighbor after surgery. Appropriate for any occasion and the ultimate comfort food, this Chicken Tetrazzini is the equivalent of a ginormous hug, a big warm blanket, or a pair of soft fuzzy slippers.
Serve your new signature dish alongside a big green salad tossed with your favorite vinaigrette and a bottle of crisp, dry, white wine for a fabulous meal that will consistently receive rave reviews. Enjoy!
1 stick butter
½ cup all-purpose flour
2 cups heavy cream or whipping cream
1 ½ cups chicken broth
6 tablespoons white wine
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon white pepper
3 cups chopped cooked chicken breasts (Rotisserie chicken may be used for a shortcut)
8 ounces angel hair pasta, cooked
¾ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons butter
¾ cup Panko bread crumbs
¼ teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Melt ½ cup butter in a large stockpot over medium-high heat. Whisk in the flour until blended and cook for 1 minute, whisking constantly. Stir in the cream, broth, wine, 1 teaspoon salt and white pepper and bring to a boil.
Cook for 8 minutes or until thick and bubbly, whisking constantly. Remove from the heat and stir in the chicken, pasta and cheese. Spoon the pasta mixture into a greased 9×13 inch baking dish.
Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a skillet. Brown the bread crumbs in the butter and remove from the heat. Stir in ¼ teaspoon salt and sprinkle the bread crumb mixture over the top of the chicken mixture. Bake for 20 minutes until brown and bubbly.
Recipe adapted from Tables of Content, Service, Settings and Supper by The Junior League of Birmingham, Alabama.