Easy Chicken Tetrazzini

Prep Time
25 min
Cook Time
20 min
Serves
6
Difficulty
Easy
Recipe Details
Ingredients
  • 1 Tbsp reduced-calorie margarine
  • 1/2 cup(s) uncooked scallion(s), chopped (about 5 scallions)
  • 8 oz button mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup(s) fat free chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup(s) fat free skim milk
  • 1/2 pound(s) roasted skinless boneless chicken breast, cubed
  • 1/4 cup(s) canned pimento(s), drained and sliced (about a 2 oz jar)
  • 2 Tbsp sherry cooking wine
  • 3 1/2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • 8 oz uncooked spaghetti, broken into thirds and cooked
Instructions
  1. Melt margarine in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add scallions and mushrooms; cook until tender, stirring, about 5 minutes. Combine flour, garlic powder, pepper, broth and milk in a small bowl; mix until well blended. Add flour mixture to saucepan; cook until mixture boils and thickens, stirring constantly, about 10 minutes.
  2. Add chicken, pimentos and sherry; cook until thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally, about 2 minutes. Stir in cheese and add cooked spaghetti; toss gently. Yields about 1 cup per serving.
  3. Flavor Booster: Porcini mushrooms, prized in Italian cooking, will add a woodsy taste and meaty texture to this dish. Although fresh are rare, you’ll find dried porcini in gourmet and natural food supermarkets. Measure a half cup into a heat-proof bowl. Cover with boiling water and soak for 10 minutes. Drain and use in place of the button mushrooms.

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