Chicken Tetrazzini casserole is one of those one-pot dinners that saves you time in the kitchen and still gives you a great tasting dish. Chicken, cheese, noodles, and peas all mixed together for the ultimate casserole.

Chicken Tetrazzini Casserole

If you’re looking for an easy chicken tetrazzini recipe, this is definitely it. Not only do you have hardly any hands-on time but it cooks quickly in the pressure cooker too! An excellent option for those wanting to make dinner fast and have it be filling. 

Parents everywhere are often looking for the ideal dinners that can be prepped, cooked, and eaten in a short period of time so that they can grab the kids and gear and head off to practice. Finding a meal that is going to please your standards and the kid’s palates can be difficult, to say the least.

Chicken Tetrazzini Casserole

Chicken tetrazzini casserole brings together flavors that the whole family will love and will quickly become a favorite in your house. In fact, you may even find that your family enjoys turkey tetrazzini or ham tetrazzini as well. Each dish is similar but still different enough that you won’t mind eating them too soon after another in your meal plan rotation.

What’s in Chicken Tetrazzini Casserole?

  • 12 oz Spaghetti Noodles
  • 2 Tb Butter
  • 1 Tb Garlic
  • 8 oz Mushrooms
  • 1 Yellow Onion Diced
  • 3 1/2 Cup Broth*
  • 1 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 2 Cup Cubed Cooked or shredded Chicken
  • 4 oz Sour Cream
  • 1/2 – 3/4 Cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 Cup Frozen Peas
  • 2 Cup French Fried Onions Optional
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
Chicken Tetrazzini Casserole Ingredients

How to make Chicken Tetrazzini Casserole

  1. Heat your instant pot to saute mode until it reads as hot.
  2. Add in the butter, garlic, and diced onion. Saute the onion until it begins to turn translucent in color. 
  3. Add in the sliced mushrooms and saute again for 1 minute.
  4. Turn off the instant pot.
  5. Pour in the broth and if necessary, deglaze the bottom of the pan.
  6. Break the spaghetti noodles in half and then lay 1/3rd of the noodles across the bottom of the pan, then another 1/3rd over the top of that in a criss-cross formation. Then add the third layer of noodles on top in another criss-cross pattern. Do not stir.
  7. Add in the whipping cream and do not stir.
  8. Add in your cubed chicken and do not stir.
  9. Set to manual for 4 minutes and allow for a 3-minute natural release and then do a quick release for the remaining pressure.
  10. Stir the pasta and chicken together.
  11. Add in the peas, sour cream, and cheese, stirring to combine.
  12. Close the lid for 1 minute to heat the dish through.
  13. Optionally, you can pour this chicken tetrazzini into a casserole baking dish and top with french fried onions. Then bake at 350 degrees for 5 minutes.
  14. Enjoy!
Chicken Tetrazzini Casserole

How to reheat Chicken Tetrazzini

You can reheat chicken tetrazzini in a sauce pan on the stove over medium-high heat. Add in a little broth or butter and stir almost constantly to help distribute the heat. You can also bake it covered at 350 degrees until it’s warm all of the way through.

How long will Chicken Tetrazzini Casserole last

If you keep your chicken tetrazzini in the fridge and keep it well-covered, you can expect it to last up to one week. To ensure the best-tasting quality, you’ll want to make sure that you eat it sooner rather than later or freeze the leftovers for longer storage.  

What to serve with Chicken Tetrazzini Casserole

Chicken Tetrazzini is a dish that already has meat, starch, cheese, and veggies inside so it can be hard to image any good side dishes that would pair well with it. That being said a side of steamed broccoli or a slice of warm garlic bread could be great!

Chicken Tetrazzini Casserole

Can I use Shredded Chicken?

Absolutely! Save yourself the effort of cubing a chicken and just shred it instead. This is a great way to use up leftover chicken in the fridge because you can shred the meat of any cut of chicken. If you forgot to thaw any meat, you can use this quick and easy Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Recipe.

Can I use Rotisserie Chicken?

Of course! Rotisserie chickens are one of the best things to buy when you want to take the effort out of dinner. Not only does it save you the time from cooking the bird but it often comes at a discounted price if you time it right! Buy yourself a rotisserie chicken and shred the meat right off of the bones for this tetrazzini. 

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Chicken Tetrazzini

Chicken Tetrazzini casserole is one of those one-pot dinners that saves you time in the kitchen and still gives you a great tasting dish. Chicken, cheese, noodles, and peas all mixed together for the ultimate casserole.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time4 mins
Natural Pressure Release3 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken Tetrazzini, Chicken Tetrazzini Casserole, Easy Chicken Tetrazzini
Servings: 6 People
Calories: 584kcal
Author: Devour Dinner

Ingredients

  • 12 oz spaghetti noodles
  • 2 Cups Diced Cooked Chicken
  • 3 1/2 Cups Chicken Broth
  • 1 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 Tbs Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Onion Diced
  • 8 oz Mushrooms sliced
  • 1/2 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1 Cup Petite Peas Frozen
  • 3/4 Cup Parmesan Cheese

Instructions

  • Heat your instant pot to saute mode until it reads as hot.
  • Add in the butter, garlic, and diced onion. Saute the onion until it begins to turn translucent in color. Add in the sliced mushrooms and saute again for 1 minute.
  • Turn off the Instant Pot.
  • Pour in the broth and if necessary, deglaze the bottom of the pan by scraping the bits of anything stuck on the bottom of the pan
  • Break the spaghetti noodles in half and then lay 1/3rd of the noodles across the bottom of the pan, then another 1/3rd over the top of that in a criss-cross formation. Then add the third layer of noodles on top in another criss-cross pattern.
  • Do not stir.
  • Add in the whipping cream on top and do not stir.
  • Add in your cubed chicken and do not stir.
  • Set to manual for 4 minutes and allow for a 3-minute natural release and then do a quick release for the remaining pressure.
  • Stir the pasta and chicken together.
  • Add in the peas, sour cream, and cheese, stirring to combine.
  • Close the lid for 1 minute to heat the dish through.
  • Optionally, you can pour this Chicken Tetrazzini into a casserole baking dish and top with french fried onions. Then bake at 350 degrees for 5 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 584kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 123mg | Sodium: 807mg | Potassium: 622mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1111IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 231mg | Iron: 2mg
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