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Chicken Tetrazzini with Chickpeas & Spinach

Chicken Tetrazzini with Spinach & Chickpeas

Chicken Tetrazzini is such an easy and flavorful meal so I really think you will enjoy this. Because I wanted to make the protein stretch and give a nutrition boost, I added chickpeas and spinach. Just as tasty without those but more nutrient packed with them!

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This Chicken Tetrazzini was adapted from a mom that I was planning a meal train for because she was about to have a baby. I really wanted to help out so I told her to get me a recipe for something she makes, that way she would be sure to like it. The original recipe was for Turkey Tetrazzini, removed the onion, used cream of celery instead of cream of chicken and a few other changes. My version uses chicken instead of turkey, adds back the onion that you’d typically find in tetrazzini, and, in addition, the chickpeas & spinach. I’ve made this recipe several times for our family since then because we really like it!

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I like to make the chicken ahead of time along with the beans in my Instant Pot. Then I package in 2 cup portions to freeze for later quick meals. That way, on a recipe like this, I just pull it out of the freezer for an easy dinner.

Chicken Tetrazzini with Chickpeas & Spinach

Chicken Tetrazzini with Chickpeas & Spinach

This creamy, cheesy Chicken Tetrazzini with Chickpeas & Spinach is packed with nutrition and flavor.
Bake Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American


  • 8 oz spagetti
  • 2 cans cream of chicken
  • 1 cup milk or half & half
  • 4 cups shredded cheese
  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 2 cups cooked chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
  • 1 cup chopped spinach
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp celery seed
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper


  • Cook spagetti according to your package directions.
  • In a large bowl, combine soup, milk, onion powder, celery seed, salt & pepper with a whisk.
  • Add spagetti, 3 cups of the cheese, chicken, beans & spinach. Mix well.
  • Pour into oversized 9 x 13 Corningware or other baking dish.
  • Bake at 350º for 45 minutes. Remove and add remaining cheese and bake until cheese melts.
Keyword Chicken Tetrazzini, Chicken Tetrazzini with Chickpeas & Spinach

Let me know how you like this twist on Chicken Tetrazzini! If you’d like help with meal planning and grocery savings, then check out my new Meal Planning Guide. And don’t forget to get your Instant Pot Decal!

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4 thoughts on “Chicken Tetrazzini with Spinach & Chickpeas

    1. Hi Sylvia! Sorry about that! I will update the recipe when I get a chance. You can use 1-2 cups chopped spinach, depending on your preference. Yes you can leave out the chickpeas but you may want to double the chicken in that case. Thanks for asking! 🙂

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