Cheesy Macaroni with Chicken & Broccoli

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Cheesy Macaroni with Chicken & Broccoli is a kid friendly meal that even the adults will love. My grandson was still asking for this three days later but there wasnโ€™t any leftovers.

 

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Ingredients

 

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Rinse the broccoli, cook in boiling water

until tender, drain and set aside.

 

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Dice the cooked chicken into bite size pieces.

 

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In a large pot cook the pasta according to

ย the package directions, drain and set aside.

 

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In a large frying pan add the oil

and onions over medium heat.

Cook the onion until tender.

 

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Add the diced chicken cooking

just until warm then set aside.

 

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In a large pot over medium

heat, melt the butter.

 

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Add the flour.

 

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Whisk together until bubbly.

 

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Gradually add the milk whisking to combine.

Bring to a boil then reduce the heat to a simmer.

 

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Stirring constantly, cook

until thick andย bubbly.

 

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Stir in the salt and pepper.

 

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Add the cheese.

 

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Stir until the cheese melts

and remove from the heat.

 

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Add the chicken and broccoli to the macaroni.

 

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Gently toss to combine.

 

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Pour the cheese sauce on top of the macaroni.

 

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Gently toss until all of the macaroni

is covered in the cheese sauce.

 

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Place in serving bowls then serve.

 

Cheesy Macaroni with Chicken & Broccoli

  • Difficulty: Intermediate
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 2 chicken breasts, cooked (with skin & bones removed)
  • 16 oz. elbow macaroni
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 3 Tbsp. all purpose flour
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • 16 oz. shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  1. Rinse the broccoli and cook in boiling water until tender, drain and set aside.
  2. Dice the cooked chicken into bite size pieces.
  3. In a large pot cook the macaroni according to the package directions, drain and set aside.
  4. In a large frying pan over medium heat, add the olive oil and onions cooking until the onions are tender.
  5. Add the diced chicken and cook just until warm, remove from the heat and set aside.
  6. In a large pot over medium heat, melt the butter.
  7. Add the flour and whisk until combined and bubbly.
  8. Gradually add the milk whisking to combine. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer.
  9. Stirring constantly, cook until thick and bubbly.
  10. Stir in the salt and pepper then add then cheese. Stir until the cheese is melted then remove from the heat.
  11. Add the chicken and the broccoli to the macaroni and gently toss to combine.
  12. Pour the cheese sauce on top of the macaroni. Gently toss until the macaroni is completely covered in the cheese sauce.
  13. Place in a serving bowl and enjoy.

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36 Comments »

  1. I feel like a kid just looking at this! I want to eat the whole darn bowl! ๐Ÿ˜€ Good grief, this looks so good Diane. And easy, thank the Lord! I’ve printed this off and will definitely be giving it a go in the very near future. Yum!

    Sending you TONS of love, my friend. Never forget how special you are ๐Ÿ™‚

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