Chicken Tetrazzini

Chicken Tetrazzini at The Happy Housewife

Chicken Tetrazzini


  • 1 box noodles
  • 2 cooked and chopped chicken breasts
  • ½ cup shredded zucchini
  • ½ cup shredded carrots
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon of minced garlic
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup milk or heavy cream
  • ½ cup parm cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cook the noodles.
  2. While the noodles are boiling, melt butter on low heat in a frying pan. Add garlic, onion, zucchini and carrots. Saute for about 3 minutes.
  3. Add soup, sour cream, milk, cheese and chicken. Stir over low heat, until noodles are done boiling.
  4. Drain noodles and add to the mixture. Toss well and serve immediately.

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  1. I made this particular recipe last week for the first time. My kids ate it up, regardless of the fact that it had zucchini in it! Thanks for posting this.

  2. I made your chicken tettrazinni last night and loved it! This will definately be a new go to recipe for my family. I figured that if someone who had as many kids as you included this recipe in their collection it must be a keaper and it was! Thank you!

  3. Thanks for sharing this recipe- we loved it!

  4. mmmmm… i love spinach..wonder how it would taste with Spinach (chopped/frozen) instead of the Zucchini? hhmmm

  5. Great recipe. My daughter loved it. But after a while it seems too creamy. I made it with Fat Free milk and lite sour cream. Maybe switch soup to fat free and skip the sour cream? Any thoughts?

    • TheHappyHousewife says:

      Not sure, my kids love creamy….. maybe use some chicken broth instead of soup. I use the fat free soup most of time, because it is usually what is on sale.

  6. Katherine Nguyen says:

    How many does this serve? I think I will make this tonight. I have lovely garden grown zuchinni in my freezer from last summer…

  7. sounds delicious!
    wondering what size box of noodles – 8 ounce or a pound or ?


  8. Thank you for sharing this recipe. It was delish and DH approved. I like that it is easy to make and not so many different ingredients. Budget wise too.

  9. This was an awesome recipe and so easy to make! Thanks for sharing.

  10. Looks like a great recipe!! I was wondering what size qualifies as a box of noodles???

  11. Jennifer Evans says:

    I made this last week and didn’t tell my kids that there was zucchini in it. My oldest wouldn’t have cared, but the younger one would have looked to pick it out. I told my husband after he started eating it. My sons never noticed and my husband said he never noticed until the last bite when he saw a piece of it (he’s not a big fan either). My youngest said “this is great mom!” and the husband said it’s a grate 😉 idea to put shredded zucchini in so it’s not as noticeable. It got me wondering what else I can shred to add to our foods so my family wouldn’t notice, but we get more veggies. hehehe

  12. Stacy Greenlee says:

    Looks fantastic, going shopping tonight or in the morning and this will be on my list. My kids LOVE this type of meal, can’t wait!

  13. what kind of noodles did you use for this recipe? looks great, might have to try this one out!

  14. I was wondering if this would be a good recipe for freezer cooking…will the sour cream and cream separate or does it freeze well?

  15. very delicious dish I would make this again for my family thanks for sharing it


  1. […] After a few minutes, add soup, sour cream, milk, cheese and chicken.  Stir over low heat. Add cooked noodles to mixture. Toss and serve! (Another great recipe originally from The Happy Housewife.) […]

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