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Chicken Tetrazzini baked in a pan with wooden spoon.

Chicken Tetrazzini

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x


Chicken Tetrazzini: egg noodles, sautéed mushrooms, roast chicken all baked together with a béchamel sauce.



Chicken Tetrazzini:

  • one 3-pound rotisserie chicken, meat pulled and shredded
  • 1 pound cooked egg noodles (I like the Alberto’s brand)
  • 1 pound sliced mushrooms, sautéed
  • 34 cups tetrazzini sauce (see below)
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

Tetrazzini Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 2 cups milk or cream (I used 1 cup heavy whipping cream and 1 cup whole milk, but I think half and half would also work)
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth (more as needed)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt (to taste)
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine


  1. Prep: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare the ingredients – pull the chicken, cook the noodles, sauté the mushrooms.
  2. Sauce: Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the flour and whisk until incorporated. Cook for a few minutes to remove the floury taste. Slowly add the milk and broth, a little bit at a time, whisking after each addition until you get a nice, smooth, thickened sauce. Season with salt and stir in the wine. Taste and adjust – more salt, more wine, more broth to thin the sauce, etc.
  3. Assemble: Toss the noodles with about a cup of sauce. In a greased 9×13 pan, layer: sauced-up noodles, mushrooms, half of sauce, chicken, remaining half of sauce, and Parmesan.
  4. Bake: Bake for 30 minutes until melty and bubbly. Broil for 5 minutes to get the top browned. Season with salt and pepper to taste for serving. YUM-O.


Sprinkle with parsley when it comes out of the oven if you want to be fancy about it!

If making ahead, undercook the noodles a bit and assemble everything, but do not bake. It should freeze beautifully.

  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: chicken tetrazzini, egg noodles with mushrooms, homemade chicken tetrazzini