Easy chicken mac n cheese recipe
Cook Time: 12 minutes. Total Time: 22 minutes. Servings: 8. Instructions Cook macaroni according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, melt butter over medium heat. Add flour.
Stir and cook for 1 minute. Gradually whisk in milk. Bring to a simmer. Add salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and dry mustard. Once thickened, turn heat to low and add cream cheese. Stir until melted. In a 6-qt. Stir in flour, salt and pepper until smooth, continuing to cook for 30 seconds to cook out the flour taste. Gradually whisk in milk. Bring to a boil, whisking constantly; cook and stir minutes or until thickened.
Switch to a wooden spoon, stir in cheeses until blended. Stir in dressing. Add chicken and sauce to macaroni, tossing to combine. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs and bacon and bake for 30 minutes. For the Topping In a pan, add the butter and melt completely. Toss the bread crumbs with melted butter; sprinkle over macaroni.
Cool the unbaked casserole completely; cover and freeze. To reheat, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. The hubs and 19 year old son devoured it. I doubled the recipe for the three of us and it was all gone by the next afternoon. Making it again tonight! Thanks for the fun, simple and yummy recipe! Oh my gosh, this looks amazing! I think we have everything but the spinach.
Bacon and chicken macaroni cheese
Otherwise, we will make it as per the directions. I am drooling all over my computer just looking at this!
Thanks for this amazing recipe! It would really be helpful if you could post the approximate weight of the breasts or thigh meat used in the recipe. I very much want to try this. Super delicious! I followed your advice and used boneless skinless chicken thighs so they would cook more quickly and evenly. Meaning I have to cook! I made this last night and it came out awesome! It tastes as good as it looks. Perfect blend of flavors. Thank you so much! Its pretty close to being a low carb recipe, I wonder what it would be like using cauliflower instead of pasta? Any way I am going to try it.
Nothing is ever as good as pasta, I could over dose on it. This is just stupid crazy beyond delicious. Made the version with chicken stock instead of white wine. Sure leftovers will be even better is that possible?! Thank you for thos great recipe. Thank you for another great recipe!
We loved it, and it reheats very well the next day. This is a keeper!
How do I know when it’s thickened enough?
I tried this the other night and I loved it! I did have a question though: what can I add to keep the leftovers creamy? It was pretty dry the next day so I added a little can milk to it, but is there a way to ensure that is not dry the next day while cooking it? Hi Kristen! You could also add in light cream? I made this tonight. It is very delish.
Very hearty dish. Oh my god I just finished making this. No need for crumb topping either. Thank you karina!
Broccoli Chicken Mac and Cheese | Gimme Some Oven
Thanks for making my life so easier! Your email address will not be published. Recipe Rating. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Jump to Recipe Print Recipe. No extra pots or pans to wash up, and minimal work with simple ingredients! Prep: 10 mins. Cook: 30 mins. Total: 40 mins. Serves: 6 people. Instructions Season chicken with salt, pepper, paprika, dried parsley and 2 teaspoons of the oil. Heat the remaining oil in a large 30cm or inch pot or pan over medium-high heat.
Add the chicken and sear on both sides until golden brown, cooked through and no longer pink in the middle. Transfer chicken to a warm plate, tent with foil and set aside. To the same pan, add the butter and fry the onion and garlic until the onion becomes transparent, stirring occasionally about 2 minutes. Pour in the white wine and allow to simmer for 5 minutes, or until beginning to reduce down.
Add the sun dried tomatoes with 2 tablespoons of the sun dried tomato oil from the jar and cook for minutes to release as much flavour as possible. Stir the flour into the pot and allow to cook for a further minute. Add the dry macaroni and stir occasionally as it comes to a simmer. Reduce heat down to medium low and stir regularly while it cooks for about 9 - 10 minutes , or until the sauce thickens and the macaroni is just cooked al dente: tender but still firm.
Add the spinach and stir through until wilted. Take the pot off the stove and stir all of the cheese in quickly. Adjust salt and pepper to taste. Keep in mind the sauce will continue to thicken as it cools. Slice the chicken into strips and stir through the pasta pour in any juices left from the chicken.
Sprinkle with parsley, and stir through. Serve immediately! You can also use a light cream, heavy cream or evaporated milk. E-Mail Address. Comments I made this dish tonight and it was yummy. This one is a keeper!!!!!!