Chicken Tetrazzini

This healthier alternative to the traditional chicken tetrazzini recipe tastes just as great.


Chicken Tetrazzini

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Servings: 4
Prep Time: 30 mins
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Ingredients
  • 6   ounces 
    dried spaghetti
  • 1 1/2  cups 
    sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 3/4  cup 
    chopped red or green sweet pepper
  • 1/2  cup 
    cold water
  • 1/4  cup 
    all-purpose flour
  • 1  12  ounce can 
    (1-1/2 cups) evaporated low-fat milk
  • 1   teaspoon 
    instant chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/4  teaspoon 
    black pepper
  • 1/8  teaspoon 
    salt
  • 1   cup 
    chopped cooked chicken or turkey (5 ounces)
  • 1/4  cup 
    finely shredded Parmesan cheese (1 ounce)
  • 2   tablespoons 
    dry sherry or milk
  •  
    Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1   tablespoon 
    sliced almonds
Directions
1.
Cook the spaghetti according to package directions, except omit the cooking oil and lightly salt the water. Drain well.
2.
Meanwhile, in a large covered saucepan cook the mushrooms and sweet pepper in a small amount of boiling water about 3 minutes or until the vegetables until tender. Drain well; return to saucepan.
3.
In a screw-top jar combine 1/2 cup cold water and flour; cover and shake well. Stir into the vegetable mixture in saucepan. Stir in the evaporated milk, bouillon granules, black pepper, and salt. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Stir in the cooked spaghetti, chicken, Parmesan cheese, and dry sherry.
4.
Lightly coat a 2-quart square baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Spoon spaghetti mixture into dish. Sprinkle with almonds. Bake, uncovered, in a 400 degree F oven about 10 minutes or until heated through and nuts are lightly toasted. Makes 4 servings.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 394, Fat, total (g) 9, chol. (mg) 44, sat. fat (g) 4, carb. (g) 50, Monosaturated fat (g) 3, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 2, fiber (g) 2, sugar (g) 3, pro. (g) 26, vit. A (IU) 1555, vit. C (mg) 45, Thiamin (mg) 0, Riboflavin (mg) 1, Niacin (mg) 8, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 7, Folate (g) 89, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0, sodium (mg) 492, Potassium (mg) 585, calcium (mg) 303, iron (mg) 3, Vegetables () 1, Starch () 3, Lean Meat () 2, Fat () 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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