CHICKEN TETRAZZINI (Pollo Tetrazzini)

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Chicken tetrazzini is easy to make and quite delicious. I have sampled various chicken tetrazzini recipes but this one is the best ever!

This famous pasta dish, was originally created in San Francisco by Chef Nicholas Sabatini somewhere between 1908 and 1910. Named in honor of famous Italian opera singer, Luisa Tetrazzini. This pasta recipe is always a crowd pleaser as was she. Served with a yummy fresh tomato garlic side salad and a nice glass of Chianti wine to enhance the flavors. You don't have to be rich or famous to enjoy this fabulous Italian pasta recipe !

Chicken Tetrazzini Recipe

Ingredients
  • One 4-5 lb frying chicken
  • 3 cups organic chicken broth
  • 6 cups water (Note: just use enough water to cover the chicken)
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 3 cups broad egg noodles
  • 1/3 cup of butter
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup fresh Italian parsley, chopped
Preparation
  1. Place chicken in a large soup pot
  2. Cover chicken with 6 cups of water.
  3. Add chicken broth and salt.
  4. Simmer for approx. 2hrs (until chicken is golden brown and starting to fall away from bones.)
  5. Strain all chicken and bones out of stock.
  6. Cut chicken from bones and into bite size pieces. Set aside.
  7. Bring the strained broth to a boil, add noodles and cook till al dente (about 10 min.)
  8. While noodles are cooking, saute onions, peppers and mushrooms in butter until golden brown (approx. 5 min.)
  9. Drain noodles reserving approx. 1 - 1/2 cups of the chicken brooth in pot.
  10. Add cheese, chicken pieces, mushroom mixture and toss all together in the pasta and reserved stock.
  11. Serve hot, garnish with fresh chopped Italian parsley, more cheese and fresh grated pepper.

Live Long and Mangia!

Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 150 min
Serves: 6

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