Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Slow Cooker Chicken Tetrazzini

It can’t get much easier….Slow Cooker Chicken Tetrazzini
Winter has set in, which means it’s time for more comfort food!  Slow Cooker Chicken Tetrazzini is comfort food pure and simple! I found this recipe years ago in Family Circle magazine and, I’ve been making it ever since.  If you're looking for a great slow cooker chicken recipe, this one may be for you! I’m talking tender, fall-apart, melt-in-your-mouth chicken, with a creamy delicious sauce.  So take out your Crock Pot, put all your ingredients in it, then take a break! Read a book, take a hot bath, go shopping or maybe take down those Christmas decorations! Just before you’re ready to serve dinner,  boil your spaghetti, make a nice salad, and pour yourself a glass of wine! Enjoy!!

All ingredients layered in crockpot
Towards the end of cooking…everything looks tender and delicious
And if this chicken had bones….it would be fall-off-the bone tender!!  I always sprinkle mine with Parmesan!

Chicken Tetrazzini
Makes: 6  servings
Prep   20 minsCook  4 hrs  to 5 hrs  In slow-cooker on HIGH or on LOW 9 to 10 hours
  • medium-size onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 pound green beans, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 8 ounce package sliced mushrooms
  • boneless, skinless chicken thighs (about 1-1/2 pounds)
  • teaspoon dried thyme
  • teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon black pepper
  • 13 3/4 ounce can chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • tablespoons dry sherry
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 4 ounce jar chopped pimiento, drained
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • pound spaghetti, broken into thirds
  • tablespoon chopped parsley (optional)


1. Layer the chopped onion, green beans and mushrooms in the bottom of a 5- to 5-1/2-quart slow-cooker. Arrange the chicken thighs on top. Sprinkle with thyme, salt and pepper. Pour in chicken broth.
2. Cover pot; cook on HIGH for 4 to 5 hours, or on LOW for 9 to 10 hours, or until the chicken and green beans are tender.
3. At end of cooking, stir together flour and the 1/2 cup water in small bowl until smooth. Stir 1 cup of cooking liquid from slow-cooker into flour mixture until smooth; stir into slow-cooker. Cook, covered, on high for 10 to 15 minutes or until thickened. Stir in sherry, heavy cream and pimiento; cook, covered, on high power another 5 minutes. Stir in the Parmesan cheese.
4. While chicken mixture is cooking in step 3 above, cook spaghetti following package directions. Drain.
5. Transfer spaghetti to a platter and top with chicken mixture. Sprinkle with parsley, if desired.


  1. This looks delicious. I love slow cooker recipes. Thanks for sharing:)

  2. Thank you. Thank you, Kathy. Looks delicious. Have crock pot. Will make this. Just printed it out for this month's menu.

  3. Don't you just LOVE slow cooking - what a perfect meal for the cold weather :))
    Mary x

  4. That looks so good! We are going to have a busy few months so I am trying to cook more with my slow cooker - I will be giving this a try for sure!

  5. What a great recipe, Kathy! Nice change for me with beans instead of peas...and how wonderful that it uses a slow cooker! I must try this!

  6. This looks perfect for a rainy winter night like tonight. I will definitely give this one a try.

  7. I need to get myself a crock pot! Great recipe Kathy!

  8. The ultimate comfort food Kathy! Perfect especially now that we had the first snow of the winter here in Greece!

  9. I am a HUGE fan of slow cooking! I love this recipe looks marvelous!

  10. I'm going to try this! Love that it's a slow cooker recipe.

  11. This looks like something my kids would love and I think I have all the ingredients!

  12. Kathy, I did order a slow cooker from a British company last year but, alas, I do not seem to use it often enough. But it is so convenient, that´s why I bought it in the first place - so, this delicious looking recipe of yours will make me get out my slow cooker and start using it again. Chicken Tetrazzini with wonderful spaghetti and a side salad - what more could one ask for in January. With the kind of cold and snowy weather we are having right now, this seems perfect.