Easy Chicken Tetrazzini Recipe

This post is all about how to make a one-pan easy chicken tetrazzini. This easy lusciously creamy and cheesy pasta casserole is ready in less than an hour and it’s an absolute crowd pleaser! Plus, it doesn’t hurt that you can serve a large family for cheap with this chicken tetrazzini. 

Easy Chicken Tetrazzini

Some meals transport you right back to your childhood and this easy chicken tetrazzini is one of those meals. It’s a stick-to-your-ribs dinner that smells up your home just like grandma’s house and warms your heart with literally every bite.

It’s hearty, lusciously creamy, cheesy, and so stupidly easy to make. Zero cooking skills are  required with this recipe.

Lately I’ve just been craving all the creamy pasta dishes and if you too are pasta-addicted and haven’t made this one-pan easy chicken tetrazzini, this is your sign! 

The best part (aside from the incredibly flavor) is that you can whip this up on a weeknight with just a handful of ingredients. Even the chicken is just rotisserie so you can grab that from the supermarket.

So, add this recipe to your recipe rolodex (omg I just aged myself!) and let’s get cookin’!

This post is all about how to make easy chicken tetrazzini, your new family favorite recipe!

What is easy Chicken Tetrazzini?

Chicken Tetrazzini is a pasta bake casserole made with diced up chicken or turkey (or even seafood) in a creamy, cheesy based sauce. There are other variations that call for mushrooms, peas, etc. Those are all delicious but since I am a garlic lover, I omitted the mushrooms and went for more of a chicken alfredo casserole vibe. Let me tell you, IT’S PERFECT!  
Easy Chicken Tetrazzini

Ingredients You’ll Need to Make Chicken Tetrazzini:

DAIRY & MEAT: cream cheese, sour cream, butter, parmesan, mozzarella and cheddar or your favorite melty cheeses

SEASONINGS: fresh garlic, Italian seasoning, seasoning salt, dried parsley, pepper and red pepper flakes

PANTRY: Cream of chicken, Chicken stock or broth, linguini or spaghetti (even bucatini or fettuccini noodles work!)

Easy Chicken Tetrazzini

How to Make this Easy Chicken Tetrazzini:

Here are the three easy steps to make this garlicky easy chicken tetrazzini. See the recipe card below for the full detailed recipe.

Step 1: Boil noodles to al dente according to the package instructions, while you prepare the sauce base in your largest bowl. You’ll whisk up the pasta sauce base until it’s smooth.

Step 2: Add shredded cheeses, shredded rotisserie chicken, seasonings, and cooked noodles into the large bowl and toss well to coat.

Step 3: Butter a casserole dish and spread out the pasta mixture into the casserole dish distributing it evenly. Top with handfuls of shredded cheese on top and dried parsley. Bake in the oven at 375 for 35 minutes or until the top is bubbly and golden brown.

Cooking Tools I Used:

Stainless Steel Tongs

White Casserole Dish with Lid

Extra Large 8-Qt Mixing Bowl

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Easy Chicken Tetrazzini

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Easy Chicken Tetrazzini
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Easy Chicken Tetrazzini

A delicious comfort food pasta casserole that will transport you back to your coziest memories of home. This easy chicken tetrazzini is lusciously creamy, garlicky, and cheesy and it doesn't hurt that you can throw this together on a busy weeknight!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Author: Mallory Austin


  • 16 oz linguini you can also use fettucini, spaghetti, bucatini, etc.
  • 1/4 cup butter softened for buttering the casserole dish
  • 1 rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated

Tetrazzini Sauce Base

  • 2 10.5 oz cans cream of chicken condensed soup
  • 1 block cream cheese, softened make sure it's soft enough to be whisked in the sauce
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1.5 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tsp dried parsley plus more for topping
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp italian seasoning


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degress
  • Boil noodles to al dente according to the package instructions while you prepare the sauce base in your largest mixing bowl.
  • Combine all of the sauce ingredients and whisk together until smooth. Add half of the shredded cheeses, the rotisserie chicken, and the noodles and toss until the noodles are well coated and evenly combined.
  • Butter the bottom and sides of a casserole dish then turn out the pasta mixture into the casserole dish distributing it evenly. Top with handfuls of the remaining shredded cheese on top and dried parsley. Bake in the oven for 35 minutes or until the top is bubbly and golden brown.
  • For serving, I like to sprinkle on some seasoning salt if needed and red pepper flakes. Of course warm dinner rolls or Texas toast pair well and something green like steamed broccoli and salad.

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  • Reply
    Karen B.
    August 19, 2023 at 8:43 pm We love this recipe. It is delicious and filling. I'd like to make a full recipe but freeze half of it for future use. Is that possible? Do I need to make any changes to the recipe before freezing? Thanks!

    5 stars

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      August 19, 2023 at 9:59 pm Hey Karen! Yes you can absolutely freeze this. Two ways… you can prepare it and top with cheese, then fully seal and freeze. When ready to bake, allow it to thaw completely, then bake to the instructions. Alternatively, you can reheat frozen leftover tetrazzini by allowing it to thaw completely then baking it in the oven at 300 degrees for about 1.5-2 hours, covered tightly in foil. Be sure to check on it throughout the bake time. Sometimes I like to add a splash of chicken broth on top in a few spots to help bring the moisture back that was absorbed into the pasta.
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    November 26, 2023 at 3:42 pm Easy & tasty just as promised! Using our leftover turkey, this was a yummy post-Thanksgiving crowd pleaser. Going into my “Keeper “ collection. Thanks for sharing!

    5 stars

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    December 18, 2023 at 10:10 pm This is one of the most delicious meals I have ever had! I made it exactly as directed, except I cooked and shredded two large chicken breasts myself instead of using a rotisserie chicken. IT. WAS. FABULOUS. This will go into my family’s regular meal rotation!

    5 stars

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