Our one pot chicken tetrazzini is so decadent and rich you’ll find yourself transported back to early 20th century San Francisco! It’s delicious, easy to make (and clean up), and utterly perfect! We are confident you are going to be adding this one pot pasta recipe to your regular meal rotation. 

a bowl of chicken tetrazzini topped with herbs with a fork sticking out

What is chicken tetrazzini?

Tetrazzini is a chicken pasta dish that was first cooked some time in the first decade of the 1900s by a chef at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. Chef Ernest Arbogast cooked this signature dish for the famous opera singer Luisa Tetrazzini. The dish is rich and indulgent, just like the voice of an opera singer!

Tetrazzini is described as a type of meat (generally chicken) prepared with pasta and a cream sauce with mushrooms, sprinkled with cheese, and baked in the oven. Our take on it skips the oven-baking step in favor of cooking it in one pot on the stove! 

pot of sautéed mushrooms and chicken

What is one pot pasta

We love one pot pasta recipes like this crack chicken pasta and our one pot chicken broccoli rotini! It’s such a simple and easy way to make super-fragrant, rich pasta dishes. Essentially, we cook everything in one pot — which really cuts down on the amount of dishes you’ll need to do later! We also often swap out pasta water for broth. Between the flavorful broth and the ingredients simmering alongside the pasta, we can enhance the flavor of the noodles themselves!

If you love this concept, then you have to try our One Pot Caprese Pasta that’s just delish. You can also find a compilation of five of our favorite one pot pasta dishes and try those out, as well! We are confident that once you try one, you’ll want to try them all.

tongs lifting a serving of one pot chicken tetrazzini from a pot

Why we love One Pot Chicken Tetrazzini

We love how rich and decadent this dish is. It’s so simple to make and easy to clean-up, but what we love most about this dish is how flavorful it is. The noodles, cooked in broth alongside the mushrooms and chicken, are extra delicious. On top of that, it’s creamy, cheesy, and is a total crowd pleaser! This is the dish for you if you’re looking to indulge in something a little extra delicious.

How to make One Pot Chicken Tetrazzini

  1. In a large enameled or heavy pot add olive oil on medium high heat.
  2. Add diced chicken, oregano, salt, pepper, and mushrooms. Sauté until the chicken is no longer pink, about 3-4 minutes 
  3. Add uncooked pasta and broth, bring to a boil, then cover and reduce heat to medium low and cook for 8-10 minutes or until pasta is al-dente.
  4. Add parmesan, heavy cream, and cream cheese.
  5. Stir together until thoroughly blended and creamy.
  6. Garnish with Italian flat leaf parsley.
a bowl of one pot chicken tetrazzini with a fork sticking out

One Pot Chicken Tetrazzini

5 from 9 votes
Author: Food Dolls
Servings: 8 servings
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
This one pot chicken tetrazzini is so easy to make and requires less that 20 minutes! It’s creamy, simple, and best of all, easy clean up!

Ingredients  

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 ounces chicken breast cubed
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt to taste
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper to taste
  • 8 ounces shiitake mushrooms sliced
  • 16 ounces pot sized linguini
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup parmesan
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup whipped cream cheese
  • Parsley for garnish

Instructions 

  • In a large enameled or heavy pot add olive oil on medium high heat.
    1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • Add diced chicken, oregano, salt, pepper, and mushrooms. Sauté until the chicken is no longer pink, about 3-4 minutes 
    8 ounces chicken breast, 2 teaspoons dried oregano, 1 teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon black pepper, 8 ounces shiitake mushrooms
  • Add uncooked pasta and broth, bring to a boil, then cover and reduce heat to medium low and cook for 8-10 minutes or until pasta is al-dente.
    16 ounces pot sized linguini, 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • Add parmesan, heavy cream, and cream cheese.
    1/3 cup heavy cream, 3/4 cup parmesan, 1/2 cup whipped cream cheese
  • Stir together until thoroughly blended and creamy.
  • Garnish with Italian flat leaf parsley.
    Parsley for garnish

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Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 408kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.004g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 563mg | Potassium: 464mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 427IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 159mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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15 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I made Chicken Tetrazzini for dinner tonight and it was so delicious! My husband and I loved this dish. Thank you so much Alia and Radwa for the wonderful recipe.

  2. Hello! I love your recipes! I want to make this for my family this weekend, and I am doubling the recipe. Wondering if you can give me a tip on how to remedy the leftover pasta from getting dry once the pasta soaks up the sauce. Thank you!!

  3. I love this recipe! I cook the chicken in canned mushrooms with Italian seasoning, and use garlic and herb whipped cream cheese. It’s so tasty and so easy! A nice big salad or some roasted veggies, my kids insist on it regularly.

  4. 5 stars
    SUPER EASY & HIT WITH EVERYONE!!!

    I skipped the mushrooms & used about 4-5 small gloves of finely chopped garlic and a few tsp of dried onions when cooking the chicken.
    Once the dish was completely finished I added some cooked broccoli.
    I will definitely be making this again plus looking for more one pot ideas from the FoodDolls!!!! Thanks💜

  5. Loved this recipe! Quick and easy for busy moms on the go! Delicious and full of flavor. Toddler and kid friendly. There were no leftovers because it was just that good!

  6. 5 stars
    This recipe was so easy to make and absolutely delicious! It was ready in 20minutes and my whole family loved it! Definitely going to be making this again!

  7. 5 stars
    This was sooooo good! Also approved by the hubby! 🙌🏼 Will definitely be making this again. I always dry out chicken breast so I subbed for boneless skinless thighs!