Healthy Chicken Tetrazzini Recipe. I don't think I've seen more beautiful words. Tender chicken, sweet peas, and savory mushrooms all twirled with noodles and smothered with a creamy, cheese-laced sauce. If that's not heaven, I don't know what it.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 9x9. Bring a large stock pot filled with water to a rolling boil. Add a generous handful of salt. It should taste as salty as the sea.
Heat a large skillet with high sides (about two-three inches), to medium heat. Add one tablespoon of butter. Season chicken tenders generously with salt and pepepr on both sides. Once the butter has melted, add the chicken. Cook until seared on both sides and cooked through, about 2-3 minutes per side. Remove from the pan, cool and cut into bite-sized pieces.
Add the remaining two tablespoons butter to the pan. Add mushrooms, cook without touching for 2-3 minutes until brown. Stir with a wooden spoon and cook a little bit more until the other side is brown, about 1-2 minutes. Add onion, garlic, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Continue to cook until garlic and onion are soft and fragrant, another 2-3 minutes.
Whisk in flour. Cook for one minute. Remove from the heat and slowly whisk in WARM chicken stock, making sure there are no lumps. Slowly whisk in milk, dry sherry, and remaining salt along with freshly cracked black pepper. Return to the heat, bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Simmer until thickened, about 5-7 minutes.
Once the sauce has simmered for a few minutes and has started to thicken, drop the pasta into the boiling water. Cook until just UNDER aldente. It should have a good bite to it. Drain.
When the sauce has thickened. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add the pasta, 1 cup of the shredded cheese and chopped chicken. Use tongs to combine everything together. Season to taste again with salt and pepper.
Transfer to prepared baking dish. Cover with remaining 1/2 cup of cheese. Bake uncovered until hot, bubbly and the cheese has melted, about 20 minutes. Let sit for 2-3 minutes before serving.