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Chicken Tetrazzini

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Ingredients
  Roasting chicken 5 Pound
  Salt 2 Teaspoon
  Celery stalks 2
  Onion 1
  Mushrooms 1 1⁄2 Pound
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Spaghetti 1 Pound
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Flour 6 Tablespoon
  Heavy cream 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sherry 3 Tablespoon
  Monosodium glutamate 2 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
  Grated parmesan cheese 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
Directions

Cut up chicken, and place in a deep saucepan with just enough water to cover.
Add 2 teaspoons salt, celery and onion.
Bring to boil; simmer, covered, until tender.
Cool chicken in broth.
Remove skin from chicken, and cut meat into bite-size pieces.
Reserve broth to use in sauce.
Saute" mushrooms in 1/4 cup butter or margarine until tender.
Set aside.
Cook spaghetti by package directions.
Drain.
Melt 1/3 cup butter or margarine in a saucepan.
Stir in flour.
Gradually add 3 1/2 cups reserved chicken broth, well skimmed of fat, and the cream, stirring and cooking until smooth and thickened.
Add sherry, monosodium glutamate, salt and pepper and 1/2 cup cheese.
Simmer 5 minutes longer.
Place 1/3 spaghetti in bottom of greased 4-quart casserole.
Spoon 1/3 the mushrooms and 1/2 the chicken over spaghetti, topped by 1/3 the sauce.
Add another 1/3 the spaghetti, the remaining mushrooms and chicken and 1/3 sauce.
Top with remaining spaghetti and sauce.
Sprinkle casserole with remaining cheese.
Bake in a hot oven, 450°F, until brown on top, 30-40 minutes.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Canadian
Interest: 
Party
Servings: 
10

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