Mom's Favorite Chicken Tetrazzini
Rotisserie chicken turns this baked spaghetti into a warm, cozy meal our family craves. If we have leftover turkey, we use that, too. —Jennifer Petrino, Newnan, Georgia
Prep: 35 min. Bake: 25 min. + standing
3 cups hot water
1 tablespoon Taste of Home - Great Flavors Chicken Stock Concentrate
8 ounces uncooked spaghetti
2 teaspoons plus 3 tablespoons butter, divided
8 bacon strips, chopped
2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
1 small onion, chopped
1 small green pepper, chopped
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3 cups coarsely shredded rotisserie chicken
2 cups frozen peas (about 8 ounces)
1 jar (4 ounces) diced pimientos, drained
1/2 cup grated Romano or Parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 375°. To make broth, in a 4-cup liquid measuring cup, whisk hot water and chicken stock concentrate until blended. Cook spaghetti according to package directions for al dente. Drain; transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Add 2 teaspoons butter and toss to coat.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Discard drippings, reserving 1 tablespoon in pan. Add mushrooms, onion and green pepper to drippings; cook and stir over medium-high heat 5-7 minutes or until tender. Remove from pan.
In same pan, heat remaining butter over medium heat. Stir in flour, salt and pepper until smooth; gradually whisk in broth. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally; cook and stir 3-5 minutes or until slightly thickened. Add chicken, peas, pimientos and mushroom mixture; heat through, stirring occasionally. Spoon over spaghetti. Sprinkle with bacon and cheese.
Bake, uncovered, 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Yield: 6 servings.