Chicken Tetrazzini


SERVES 8  |  ACTIVE TIME 20 Min  |  TOTAL TIME 55 Min

1/2 cup butter, plus 1 tablespoon melted
8 ounces sliced cremini mushrooms
1 medium yellow onion, diced
3-4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon fresh thyme, minced (can substitute 1 tsp dried thyme leaves)
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
3 cups chicken stock
1 cup heavy cream
16 ounces egg noodles, cooked according to package directions
3 cups cooked, shredded chicken (or 2 large chicken breasts cooked and shredded – see recipe notes below)
2 cups frozen peas
1 1/2 cups shredded Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup Panko breadcrumbs

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Heat a large cast iron (or other oven safe pot) skillet over medium heat. Add 1/2 cup of butter and cook until melted. Add mushrooms and onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 5-6 minutes.  Add garlic and cook for 1 minute.

Stir in thyme, salt and pepper, then add flour, stirring to coat completely.

Add chicken stock and cream, stirring frequently to remove any lumps. Cook, stirring often, about 8-10 minutes, or until thickened.

Stir in cooked egg noodles, shredded chicken, peas and Parmesan cheese.

In a small bowl, stir together melted butter and panko breadcrumbs, then sprinkle over the top of the dish.  Season with additional pepper if desired, then bake 35-45 minutes, until bubbly and golden brown.

COOK'S NOTES: To make using fresh chicken breasts, add a drizzle of olive oil to pot over MED heat.  Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper, to taste, and cook 5-6 minutes per side, until cooked through and golden.  Remove chicken from skillet and drain excess grease.  Shred chicken with two forks and set aside.  Preheat oven, add butter and cook recipe as directed, starting with step 2 above.
Recipe developed by Amanda Batcher for The Slow Roasted Italian
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