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Chicken Mac and Cheese

Chicken Mac and Cheese with cheese sauce, macaroni, chicken, and peas, and topped with Panko bread crumbs.

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken mac and cheese recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 309 kcal
Author Kelly Miller

Ingredients

  • 8 oz macaroni noodles
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese divided
  • 2 cups cooked chicken diced
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain.

  2. Meanwhile, melt butter in a large pot over medium heat.

  3. Whisk in flour until smooth.

  4. Gradually whisk in milk and chicken broth.

  5. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently, and continue cooking until thickened.

  6. Stir in 1 cup cheese and whisk until melted.

  7. Add salt and pepper to taste.

  8. Stir in peas, chicken, and drained macaroni noodles.

  9. Transfer to a 2 quart baking dish.

  10. Top with remaining shredded cheese and bread crumbs.

  11. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until heated through and topping is golden brown.

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Nutrition Facts
Chicken Mac and Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 309 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 41mg14%
Sodium 304mg13%
Potassium 214mg6%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 585IU12%
Vitamin C 8.3mg10%
Calcium 273mg27%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.