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Chicken mac and cheese on a white plate with a fork next to it

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 309kcal


  • 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


  • Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain.
  • Meanwhile, melt butter in a large pot over medium heat.
  • Whisk in flour until smooth.
  • Gradually whisk in milk and chicken broth.
  • Bring to a boil, stirring frequently, and continue cooking until thickened.
  • Stir in 1 cup cheese and whisk until melted.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Stir in peas, chicken, and drained macaroni noodles.
  • Transfer to a 2 quart baking dish.
  • Top with remaining shredded cheese and bread crumbs.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until heated through and topping is golden brown.



Calories: 309kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 304mg | Potassium: 214mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 585IU | Vitamin C: 8.3mg | Calcium: 273mg | Iron: 1.1mg