Tuesday Treats: Made-Over Chicken Tetrazzini

Total Time: 50 min.
Prep Time: 30 Min.
Cook Time: 20 Min.

6 servings
Healthy Living! Allow our Made-Over Chicken Tetrazzini to hit a high note with its savory sauce. This better-for-you chicken tetrazzini is great for weeknight entree.

What You Need
1/2 lb. spaghetti, uncooked
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast s, cut into bite-size pieces
1 red pepper, chopped
2 cups sliced fresh mushroom s
4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese, cubed
1/4 cup flour
1 can (14.5 oz.) fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
3 Tbsp. KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese, divided
1/2 cup KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

Let’s Make It
1 – Heat oven to 350°F.
2 – Cook spaghetti in large saucepan as directed on package, omitting salt. Meanwhile, cook chicken and vegetables in large nonstick skillet 5 min. or until chicken is no longer pink. Remove from skillet; cover to keep warm.
3 – Bring Neufchatel, flour and broth to boil in same skillet, whisking constantly; simmer on medium-low heat 5 min., stirring frequently.
4 – Drain spaghetti; return to saucepan. Add Neufchatel sauce, chicken mixture and 2 Tbsp. Parmesan; mix well. Spoon into 2-qt. casserole sprayed with cooking spray; cover.
5 – Bake 25 min. Top with mozzarella and remaining Parmesan; bake, uncovered, 2 min. or until mozzarella is melted.

Kitchen Tips
Tip 1: Makeover – How We Did It: Save 7g of fat, including 4 g sat fat, per serving when compared to a traditional tetrazzini by preparing this delicious version with boneless skinless chicken breasts, PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese, fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth and KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Mozzarella Cheese. And as a bonus, these changes will result in a savings of 40 calories per serving.

Tip 2: Variation – Substitute 1-1/2 cups chopped leftover cooked turkey for the chicken, adding it to the cooked spaghetti along with the vegetables.

Tip 3: Cooking Know-How 0 If you break the spaghetti in half before cooking, it makes serving the dish easier.

As always, CLICK HERE to pop over to My Food and Family for Kraft’s nutritional details. Y’all will never guess who makes this recipe All. The. Time! And who loves it! Okay, so peeking at the book cover might give you a hint. Yes, Brody, who is the cook in the family because Zeta? Well, due to circumstances and on account of because, she never learned how. Want to know why? If you haven’t read their story, grab UNDER THE ASSASSIN’S MOON and read it free with a Kindle Unlimited subscription. It’s also available in paperback. 🙂


About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of several award-winning series--Moonstruck, Nightriders MC, The Penumbra Papers, and Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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2 Responses to Tuesday Treats: Made-Over Chicken Tetrazzini

  1. Ooo, sounds yummy. That tip about breaking the spaghetti in half? I always break my spaghetti. I can never imagine how other people cook it without breaking it. Must have way bigger pans than I do. LOL

    Loved me some UtAM. LOL, I can totally imagine Zeta not knowing how to cook. She needs to take a cooking class, then she’ll kick ass at it. Of course, it could be hazardous for the teacher.

    • Silver James says:

      Yeah….I have a big pot for spaghetti. And a big strainer. 😉 But for a small amount, especially in something like a casserole? Yeah, totally break those suckers. Yeah…Zeta wasn’t exactly raised to be…domestic. 😂 Brody, on the other hand, learned to fend for himself and since he lived on the boat…well, there’s not always a fast food joint in the middle of the ocean. 😀

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