Chicken Tetrazzini

For my first food post, it’s really going to be the type of recipe that I usually wouldn’t make. However, my boyfriend’s mom sent him this recipe for Chicken Tetrazzini from Lil Luna, and I told him I’d make it for him if he bought me the ingredients (since I’m currently waiting for my next paycheck, thankfully February is a short month).

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my “big bowl” that was not big enough

While I’m not usually into creamy pasta type concoctions, I’m also certainly not going to say no a free meal and a new recipe to try (making my boyfriend happy doesn’t hurt either). The recipe was also super quick and easy. I ended up pre-making the chicken and pasta the night before, and then mixing everything together for the casserole the next day. I used penne instead of linguine, but otherwise kept the ingredients the same. The only problems I had were that my idea of a “big bowl” was certainly not on par with what Lil Luna had in mind. My boyfriend was laughing as I tried to mix the pasta/cream concoction without spilling any on the kitchen table.

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pre-cheese and pre-baking
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fresh out of the oven

Anyways, after the recipe was made, it tasted just fine. I personally prefer food with a little more of a kick, and reasoned that this recipe would be great with some buffalo sauce for a twist. Due to the heavy nature of this recipe (sour cream, lots of cheese, etc.) I felt obligated to put some sort of salad with dinner. However, due to my currently empty fridge, all I was left with was some spinach and a bit of olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

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As my boyfriend dug into the leftovers around 10 pm that night, we both came to the realization that we both preferred this recipe cold. I also mused that I’d probably like this dish better if I was eating it drunk at 12 am (because cheese, duh).

Since it makes a pretty big portion size, it’s not a bad idea to make and keep in your fridge if you’re trying to stop spending money on late night pizza, but still want something to curb your drunk cravings. I can’t promise that this dish is any healthier than a slice of pepperoni pizza, but I can promise that it’s cheap, easy, and tastes just as good cold as it does hot.

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I eat gluten. I eat carbs. I eat meat. I eat pretty much everything. When I'm not cooking and/or eating, I'm shopping (or window shopping, at least). When I'm not doing either of those two things, I'm writing for Galore.

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