Chicken Tetrazinni

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 455.9
  • Total Fat: 13.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 86.1 mg
  • Sodium: 525.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 45.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.0 g
  • Protein: 37.5 g

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Number of Servings: 4


    1 tablespoon butter
    1.5 boneless skinless chicken breasts
    1 teaspoons salt
    3/4 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
    1/2 pound white mushrooms, sliced
    1/2 large onion, finely chopped
    3 cloves garlic, minced
    1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
    1/4 cup dry white wine
    1/6 cup all-purpose flour
    2 cups whole milk, room temperature
    1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, room temperature
    1/2 cup chicken broth
    1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    6 ounces linguine
    1/4 cup frozen peas
    1/8 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves
    1/2 cup grated Parmesan
    1/8 cup dried Italian-style breadcrumbs


Spray a baking dish with fat free cooking spray. Sprinkle the chicken with 1/2 teaspoon each of salt and pepper. Add the chicken to the hot pan and cook until pale golden and just cooked through, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer the chicken to a plate to cool slightly. Coarsely shred the chicken into bite-size pieces and into a large bowl.
Meanwhile, heat pan. Add the mushrooms and saute over medium-high heat until the liquid from the mushrooms evaporates and the mushrooms become pale golden, about 12 minutes. Add the onion, garlic, and thyme, and saute until the onion is translucent, about 8 minutes. Add the wine and simmer until it evaporates, about 2 minutes. Transfer the mushroom mixture to the bowl with the chicken.
Melt 1 tablespoons butter in the same pan over medium-low heat. Add the flour and whisk for 2 minutes. Whisk in the milk, cream, broth, nutmeg, remaining 1 3/4 teaspoons salt, and remaining 3/4 teaspoon pepper. Increase the heat to high. Cover and bring to a boil. Simmer, uncovered, until the sauce thickens slightly, whisking often, about 10 minutes.
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the linguine and cook until it is tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 9 minutes. Drain. Add the linguine, sauce, peas, and parsley to the chicken mixture. Toss until the sauce coats the pasta and the mixture is well blended.
Transfer the pasta mixture to the prepared baking dish. Stir the cheese and breadcrumbs in a small bowl to blend. Sprinkle the cheese mixture over the pasta. Bake, uncovered, until golden brown on top and the sauce bubbles, about 25 minutes.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user RSINDERS.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I don't see how this could be appropriate for those trying to lose weight. This is high in fat as well as carbs.
    I would suggest substituting skim milk and non-dairy lite cream to reduce the fat content.
    - 8/11/07

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    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    whole milk, heavy cream, how is this recipe low in fat? - 7/24/07

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    made this, sooo good! even made it with fat free milk and my fat free coffee mate creamer, and was still super yummy and satisfying. Also, it says 4 servings, but we will probably end up getting 5 or maybe 6! - 1/19/10

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    For those complaining about this recipe being high in fat, it doesn't make that claim. This site has a disclaimer specifying that not all recipes are 'healthy". This is supposed to be about moderation, not deprivation. This sounds delicious! - 3/14/11

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