This easy Linguine Chicken Tetrazzini is a perfect Eastside Mario's copycat with juicy chicken, delicious bruschetta and the creamiest sauce!
Step 1 Preheat grill to med-high. Add chicken and grill for 7-8 min per side. If not using BBQ, preheat oven to 425 F. Place chicken in a small oven-safe dish and cook in oven for 20 min. Once chicken is cooked, let cool then slice across the grain into bite-sized pieces.
Step 2 Meanwhile, make bruschetta by mixing all ingredients under the bruschetta heading together.
Step 3 Preheat oven to 450 F and toss olive oil, mushrooms, garlic and a little bit of salt and pepper in a large bowl. Transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 25 min, stirring every so often.
Step 4 Cook pasta for 8-9 minutes until al dente and then drain. Meanwhile, melt butter in a medium-sized saucepan. Add flour and whisk to combine. Slowly stir in milk, whisking along the way. Add cream and stir. Wait until mixture comes just to a boil, then add cheese, salt and pepper.
Step 5 Drain pasta, and add to cream sauce. Add bruschetta, garlic roasted mushrooms, and sliced chicken, tossing to combine. Cook mixture for another 3-4 min until all ingredients are hot. Remove from heat and stir in parsley. Serve and enjoy!
Storing and Reheating To store this dish, keep any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge. This dish will last in the fridge for up to 5 days making it an amazing meal prep option for your weekly lunches/dinners! Store your leftovers together in one container or in individual servings in a few containers for reheating. To reheat, heat for 1-2 minutes in the microwave.
Freezing this Dish You can freeze this tetrazzini for up to three months in an airtight container. When the dish has cooled down completely, transfer it into airtight containers as individual servings. Storing the pasta as individual servings makes this dish much easier to reheat and enjoy. To reheat from frozen, bake it in the oven for 30 minutes at 375 degrees F or microwave on high for 5-6 minutes.