Hello Guys & Dolls,
A while back I came across a recipe called Chicken Tetrazzini. I think I found it on a blog that listed some classic 1950s dishes. So what does one do when they haven’t heard of something but want to learn more, I googled it of course. The first recipe I saw for it contained pasta, cheese, more cheese, organ clogging amounts of cheese & I was instantly not very hungry anymore. It did however intrigue me. Did more people make this hearty meal?
Well it appears that Chicken Tetrazzini is still a recipe alive & well today. Even Martha Stewart has a recipe up for it on her site.
So does Giada De Laurentiis …
The one thing you’ll notice is that both of these recipes are clearly different with the exception of; chicken, pasta, peas.
I found this particular recipe once more digging through Betty Crocker’s Picture Cook Book & with two extra ingredients I had not seen before in any of the other recipes I knew I had to try it for myself.
What are the two extra ingredients you might ask….
& Shaved Almonds
I was right in my assumption (as you can tell by the video), but it wasn’t too bad. I may remake it like Maratha or Giada’s recipe however.
Cook until brown & crisp…
2 – 3 slices of bacon cut up
Add and brown lightly in the bacon fat…
1/3 cup minced onion
1/2 cup minced green pepper
1/4 cup minced pimento olives
1/4 cup shaved almonds
8 oz macaroni
2 cups cook chicken breast
1 3/4 cup cooked & drained peas
2 cups shredded american cheese
“Mix lightly with hot drained Boiled Macaroni. Heat…using chicken broth (OR PASTA WATER) to mositen. Serve hot on chop plate garnished with tomato slices, parsley, & ripe olives.
Amount: 8 servings”
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Miss Semi Sweet
“Supper Dishes.” Betty Crocker’s Picture Cook Book. N.p.: McGraw-Hill, 1956. 382. Print.
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Chicken Tetrazzini. Is it real or just something you call when you mix a bunch of random ingredients together?