Friday, November 02, 2007

Made Over Chicken Tetrazzini

Oh y'all!!! I made a delicious recipe!!! I found it at the Kraft Foods website. It's called Made Over Chicken Tetrazzini and it is yummmmmy!!! So yummy, in fact, that I forgot to take a picture of it!! It's all gone now and there's not a noodle in sight.

Made Over Chicken Tetrazzini

1/2 lb. (8 oz.) spaghetti, uncooked
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
1 medium red pepper, chopped
2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese, 1/3 Less Fat than Cream Cheese, cubed
1/4 cup flour
1 can (14 oz.) fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
3 Tbsp. KRAFT 100% Grated Parmesan Cheese, divided
1/2 cup KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Reduced Fat Mozzarella Cheese

PREHEAT oven to 350°F. Cook pasta as directed on package. Meanwhile, spray large nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Add chicken, peppers and mushrooms; cook and stir 5 min. or until chicken is no longer pink. Remove from skillet; set aside.

PLACE Neufchatel cheese, flour and broth in skillet. Cook and stir with wire whisk until boiling. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 5 min., stirring frequently.

DRAIN pasta; return to saucepan. Add Neufchatel cheese mixture, chicken mixture and 2 Tbsp. of the Parmesan cheese; mix well. Spoon into 2-qt. round casserole dish; cover with foil. Bake 25 min. Top with mozzarella and remaining 1 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese; continue baking, uncovered, 2 min. or until mozzarella cheese is melted.

I do plan on making this dish again for my family but I will make just a few changes. Why oh why I must change every recipe is beyond me. Sigh. But, change it up, I will.

Here's my future changes...
-I will season the chicken with salt and pepper when I put it in the skillet with the peppers and mushrooms. The chicken had no taste and needed seasoning.
-I will put 2 cloves of garlic in the skillet when I am cooking the chicken, peppers and mushrooms. Again, it needed "something" and, for my family, garlic is it.
-I will use 16 ounces of chicken broth instead of 14 ounces. It needed, in my opinion, just a little more liquid in it. It came out a tad too dry for us.

If any of y'all happen to make or already have made it, please let me know if y'all made any substitutions.

And frequent commenter, Bob's Wife, let me know if you try it, too!! :)


Amy said...

thanks for posting your tweaks :) I love but more and more as I get more comfortable in the kitchen I find that their recipes are a good "starting point." they often aren't *quite* right as-is, and I find myself tweaking little things. now I can get this one right the first time with your adjustments :)

Anonymous said...

Oh my. This sounds FANTASTIC! You have a lovely page...I shall have to bookmark and meander through it when I've got a moment or two over this weekend. ;o) I will be copying and pasting this recipe!!

Anonymous said...

Mrs. U,

Thanks for passing along a Mrs. U- approved-recipe. I was hoping to see a recipe when I checked in. You are so kind!

I hope your Mom is recovering. I am so sorry about her fall. Please tell her that she has folks from all over the U.S. praying for her.

Back to the recipe: I will put this on the list for next week as my shopping has been completed for this week.

Thank you again, Mrs. U~

Leigh (Bob's wife)

Anonymous said...

Mrs. U,
Would it be alright if I link you on my new blog? I like to have strong christian resources for any potential readers.

theups said...

Eileen, you are very kind to want to link my blog!!! Please, link away!!

Mrs. U

theups said...

Amy, PLEASE share any tweaks that you make when preparing it. I LOVE learning from others!!

Mrs. U

theups said...

Leigh (Bob's Wife),
It's nice to "hear" from you! I hope y'all like this recipe. We devoured it. HAHA!!!

And thank you very much for praying!

Mrs. U

Susan P. said...

I remember having chicken tetrazzini as a child but haven't had it since! This is just the inspiration I need to fix it for my own family!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Sounds sooo yummy. Have a great week. Mary

Mimi said...

I've got to try this. Chicken Tetrazzini is one of my favorite dishes, though I haven't cooked it in a long time. How nice to know that you can make it lower fat.

Melissa said...

FOUND IT! Thanks for the recipe, I can't wait to cook it....maybe this week!

Melissa :D :D :D


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