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June 11, 2022
Chicken Tetrazzini

Chicken tetrazzini is a classic, comforting dish of chicken, noodles, and mushrooms, all baked in a rich cream sauce. We’re swapping in little tubes of Ditali pasta and using rehydrated mushrooms for a layer of delicious earthiness.


  • 10 oz Chopped Chicken Breast
  • 6 oz Ditali Pasta
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 2 Scallions
  • ¼ cup Cream
  • 2 oz Asiago Cheese
  • 4 oz Brussels Sprouts
  • 2 Tbsps Quark Cheese
  • ½ oz Dried Mushrooms
  • 1 Tbsp Italian Seasoning (Whole Dried Basil, Sage, Oregano, Savory, Rosemary, Thyme & Marjoram)


  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F. Heat a large pot of salted water to boiling on high. Wash and dry the fresh produce. In a bowl, combine the mushrooms and 1/2 cup of hot water; let stand at least 10 minutes. Cut off and discard the ends of the Brussels sprouts; halve lengthwise, then thinly slice crosswise. Peel and roughly chop the garlic. Cut off and discard the root ends of the scallions; thinly slice, separating the white bottoms and green tops. Grate the asiago cheese on the large side of a box grater.
  2. Add the pasta to the pot of boiling water. Cook, stirring occasionally, 9 to 11 minutes, or until al dente (still slightly firm to the bite). Turn off the heat. Reserving 1/4 cup of the pasta cooking water, drain thoroughly, and return to the pot.
  3. While the pasta cooks, drain the rehydrated mushrooms. Transfer to a cutting board and roughly chop. Set aside. Pat the chicken dry with paper towels; season with salt and pepper. In a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the seasoned chicken in an even layer; cook, without stirring, 1 to 2 minutes, or until lightly browned. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, 1 to 2 minutes, or until browned.
  4. Add the sliced Brussels sprouts to the pan; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 1 to 2 minutes, or until slightly softened. Add the chopped mushrooms and garlicItalian seasoning, and sliced white bottoms of the scallions; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 1 to 2 minutes, or until the vegetables are softened and the chicken is cooked through. Turn off the heat.
  5. To the pot of cooked pasta, add the finished chickencream (shaking the bottle before opening), quark cheesehalf the grated asiago cheese, and the reserved pasta cooking water; season with salt and pepper. Cook on medium-high, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until thoroughly combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Transfer to a baking dish and evenly top with the remaining grated asiago cheese. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Bake the casserole 4 to 6 minutes, or until the cheese is melted. Remove from the oven and let stand at least 2 minutes before serving. Garnish the baked casserole with the sliced green tops of the scallions.


Fading Memories was created to support family caregivers in a simple, on-demand form. When I was looking for advice on caring for my Mom, I needed this podcast. Since it didn’t exist, I created what I needed!
Jen – pod host

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