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Chicken Tetrazzini In A Pan

We had a lot of leftover turkey after Thanksgiving so I decided to try to make Turkey Tetrazzini, something I'm not sure I ever had before. The Americas Test Kitchen cookbook had this recipe for a skillet version so it would work well in my small RV kitchen. This is just the basis, you can add more peas, other veggies that you have on hand, leftover roast chicken or even chicken from a can. It would all be good. You could substitute half and half for the cream, but it won't be quite as rich. Don't try milk, it will curdle as the pasta cooks.


 1 Tablespoon butter
 1 can sliced mushrooms
 1/2 chopped onion
 4 ounces pasta, broken into even pieces
 1 cup chicken broth
 1/2 cup heavy cream
 1/2 cup frozen peas
 1 cup shredded cook chicken (or turkey)
 1 Tablespoon minced parsley
 pepper to taste
 Dry Sherry or white wine, to taste


Melt butter in heavy skillet, sauté onion and mushrooms until translucent. Add the chicken broth, cream and pasta. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer until pasta is done. Time will depend on type of pasta, check frequently. Add parsley, peas and chicken or turkey, cook until heated through. Add pepper to taste and a glug of dry sherry or dry white wine if you wish.

Serves: 2
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