Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Avoid this recipe if you are lactose intolerant.

This is NOT a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Use gluten-free pasta and garbanzo flour in this dish.


"There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort." - Jane Austen

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This is a classic American comfort food. The classic uses turkey, of course, but you can substitute almost anything: chicken, fish, or even beef. Crab is an excellent choice.

Most tetrazzini recipes call for sliced mushrooms, but quartering the mushrooms makes them easier to roast and they caramelize better. You can use all-purpose white flour with this recipe, but I like the garbanzo flour because it has a less astringent flavor and blends well. There is a nice nutty flavor and it also has more fiber.


Chicken Tetrazzini

Servings: 4 | Serving size: about 2 cups (1/4 pan)

Cooking Time: 90 Minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied, but multiple pans should be used. Makes great leftovers - reheat gently.

Chicken Tetrazzini recipe from Dr. Gourmet


  • 4 tsp. olive oil (divided)
  • 1 lb. crimini mushrooms (quartered)
  • 4 quarts water
  • 8 ounces whole wheat or gluten free linguine
  • 1/4 cup all purpose or garbanzo flour
  • 1 1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken stock
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
  • 2 cups frozen peas
  • 12 ounces boneless, skinless chicken thighs (diced)
  • 2 ounces Parmigiano Reggiano (grated)

Place a large skillet in the oven and preheat to 325°F.

When the oven is hot add 1 teaspoon of the olive oil to the pan, swirl until well coated and add the mushrooms. Toss well and return the pan to the oven.

Roast the mushrooms for about 25 minutes until well browned. Toss frequently.

While the mushrooms are roasting place the water in a large pot over high heat and bring to a boil.

When the water is boiling add the pasta. Stir well and cook for 15 to 20 minutes. Do not cook until tender but until just shy of being al dente.

While the pasta is cooking place the remaining 3 teaspoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.

Add the flour and cook for about one minute. This will be the consistency of coarse cornmeal.

Add the milk 1/2 cup at a time and whisk until the sauce begins to thicken.

Add the wine, chicken stock, thyme, salt and pepper.

Cook for about 3 minutes until the sauce begins to thicken.

Add the peas and chicken and toss well.

Add the cooked mushrooms and toss well.

Drain the pasta and add to the pan. Toss well.

Place the mixture in a 10 inch Pyrex baking dish.

Place the dish in the oven and bake for 40 minutes.

Top the casserole with the parmesan cheese and bake for another two minutes.

Let cool slightly before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: about 2 cups (1/4 pan)

Servings: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories 570 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value
Total Fat 15g 19%
    Saturated Fat 6g 28%
    Monounsaturated Fat 4g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 95mg 31%
Sodium 500mg 22%
Total Carbohydrates 69g 25%
    Dietary Fiber 10g 35%
    Sugars 12g
Protein 41g
Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 9%
Calcium 5% Iron 29%
Vitamin K 30mcg Potassium 1200mg