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Chicken Tetrazzini with Mascarpone Cheese

Chicken Tetrazzini with Mascarpone Cheese

Debbie shows how easy it is to amp up this dish with Better Than Bouillon and mascarpone cheese.
Ingredients:
  • 4 cups chopped cooked chicken (bite-size pieces)
  • 8 tbsp butter (divided)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb button mushrooms, rinsed, trimmed, patted dry and sliced (set aside)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¾ cup finely chopped yellow onion
  • ¼ tsp ground thyme
  • ⅓ cup dry sherry
  • 1 pkg (8-ounce) mascarpone cheese
  • 12 oz uncooked linguine
  • 1½ tbsp Better Than Bouillon® roasted chicken base
  • 1½ cups water
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 2½ cups half-and-half, room temperature
  • 1 cup heavy cream, room temperature
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1½ cups frozen baby peas, thawed
Topping:
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese


Directions:


1. Preheat oven to 400°f. Coat a large baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.


2. In a large heavy-bottomed pot, over medium-high heat, add 1 tablespoon butter and olive oil. Add mushrooms; cook and stir until liquid evaporates, about 15 minutes.


3. Add garlic, onion and thyme; sauté until onion is tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in sherry and simmer for 2 minutes.


4. Remove from heat; add mascarpone cheese and stir until blended. Add prepared chicken and stir to combine. Cover and set aside.


5. Prepare linguine al dente according to package directions; drain and set aside.


6. In a small bowl, add chicken base with water whisk until base is dissolved; set aside.

7. In a large skillet, over medium heat, melt 3 tablespoons butter. Add flour, whisking continuously for 1-2 minutes. Whisk in water-base mixture, half-and-half, heavy cream, pepper and nutmeg. Bring to a gentle boil and then reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer and stir until sauce slightly thickens, about 10 minutes. Add sauce to pot of chicken mixture and stir to combine.

8. Add cooked linguine and peas to pot; stir to combine. Place in prepared baking dish.

9. Melt 4 remaining tablespoons of butter in microwave safe bowl; add breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese; stir to combine. Evenly sprinkle on top of chicken mixture.


10. Place baking dish on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake uncovered for 30-40 minutes or until heated through. If topping starts to over brown, lightly cover with foil.


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