Chicken Tetrazzini Pasta

If you’re one to steer clear of pasta because you think it’s always weighed down with tons of meaty red sauce and cheese, this pasta is guaranteed to change your mind!

chicken tetrazzini pasta

Chicken Tetrazzini Pasta

adapted from Clean Eating, June 2012


8 oz. whole-wheat rotini, penne, or farfalle

1 c. 1% milk

1 c. low-fat plain Greek yogurt (I use strained plain yogurt)

1 TBSP olive oil

1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-in. cubes

salt and pepper, to taste

3 cloves garlic, minced or pressed

8 oz. cremini mushrooms, sliced

1 tsp. dried thyme OR 1 TBSP fresh thyme, minced

1/4 c. shredded Parmesan cheese, plus more for garnish

2 c. sliced cherry tomatoes

1/2 c. chopped fresh parsley


1.  Bring a large pot of salted water to boil.  Cook pasta according to package instructions.

2.  Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk together milk and yogurt.  Set aside.

3.  In a large skillet, heat olive oil on medium-high.  Season chicken pieces with salt and pepper then add to skillet with garlic.  Cook, stirring frequently, until chicken is golden brown, about 3 minutes.

4.  Add mushrooms to the skillet and cook, stirring frequently, 3-5 minutes, until mushrooms soften and release liquid.  Add thyme and cook 1 minute more, until thyme is fragrant and chicken is cooked through.  

5.  Reduce heat to low and stir in milk mixture, cheese, and pasta.  Add salt and pepper, to taste.  Cook 1 minute more, until all ingredient are thoroughly heated through.

6.  Spoon in a serving bowl or individual dishes and top with tomatoes and parsley.  Serves 4.

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  1. Jenny
    June 6, 2012 / 8:22 am

    Hi KelseyI wonder why I could never succeed making this tetrazzini pastaHow did you do it? I'll try again for sure and this time I'll refer to your recipe as my guide :)Thanks also for the tempting food photos. Looks like they were made by professional. Have you ever heard about food photography site called ?Your chicken tetrazzini pastapics should be on the Food Porn home page, that's for sure!

  2. the wicked noodle
    June 6, 2012 / 12:16 pm

    So glad to see you brought him around 🙂 This dish looks like it would be up to the task. YUM!!

  3. Anonymous
    June 6, 2012 / 9:54 pm

    oh yum! that looks so delicious! love the bright colors! thanks for sharing! glad i found your blog!

  4. Jenna@Littlekitchenbigflavors
    June 7, 2012 / 1:32 am

    This dish is right up my alley! I'm obsessed with homemade pasta, especially linguine and I've been using yogurt in tons of dishes lately. I can't wait to give this recipe a try… it looks like a great summertime pasta dish. Thanks for sharing!

  5. That Girl
    June 7, 2012 / 1:43 am

    Who doesn't like pasta!?

  6. Claris Leigh
    June 9, 2012 / 9:07 pm

    this recipe looks divine! i definitely need to try it out! so glad i found this

  7. ErinsFoodFiles
    June 15, 2012 / 1:37 pm

    Now THIS looks like a dish that either myself, or Nathan would be capable of making. Right now, simple is better!

  8. Jessica
    June 20, 2012 / 3:29 am

    I love the fresh tomatoes on top of this dish! Really brightens it up, bet it tastes great too!

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