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    Cheesy Chicken & Veggie Mac

    Cheesy Chicken & Veggie Mac. Photo by MsSally

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hrs

    20 mins

    40 mins

    ~SarahBeth~'s Note:

    This is from Kraft Foods for the most part -- I have altered it quite a bit -- the original called for boxed mac-n-cheese and while both DH love the boxed dinner stuff, we love homemade more so assuming I have time, I make it this way and sometimes when I am busy I sub the Kraft dinner instead. I usually use broccoli and cauliflower for my veggies since that is what we like. Sometimes I use peas and we like that just as much! Also, the cayenne is not that much for us we like spicy -- if you don't cut it down or leave it out! :) Also, at the bottom of the directions, I will put my method for cooking chicken for recipes like this -- easy and good! Cook time for chicken is not included in prep time.

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 4

    Yield:

    dish

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      In a large pot, cook elbow noodles according to the package directions, and add frozen veggies during the last 5 minutes of cooking. When done cooking, drain noodle and veggie mixture.
    2. 2
      Return noodles and veggies to pot, add chicken and, over medium heat, stir in cheese, milk, butter and spices until creamy and everything is warmed through.
    3. 3
      Dish directly onto your plate and enjoy!
    4. 4
      HOW I COOK MY CHICKEN:
    5. 5
      Depending on how much chicken I have to cook, I use a 2:1 ratio of water to chicken broth.
    6. 6
      I add spices to the water/chicken broth depending on what dish. For example, I use cumin and cayenne for Mexican, and I use Italian seasoning, fresh ground black pepper and a bit of olive oil for Italian dishes. For this dish I just use the chicken broth, a bit of salt and small splash of worsteshire sauce.
    7. 7
      Bring the water/broth/spices mix to a rolling boil. Add chicken breast to pot, bring back to a boil and boil for 5 minutes. Turn heat down and simmer for ten minutes. Then take off heat completely and let sit in hot water for 15-20 minutes.
    8. 8
      Take chicken out and let cool until you can handle it.
    9. 9
      Shred or cube the chicken.
    10. 10
      Add to the dish it was intended for!
    11. 11
      NOTE: I should probably note, this works very well for medium sized BONELESS SKINLESS breasts -- if using large or bone in pieces, it will probably take longer. Just check frequently.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 18, 2010

      55

      This was yummy! DS 14 would give it 10 stars if that were possible! I used a vegetable combo of green beans, carrots, and peas. We enjoyed the kick from the cayenne. I wish I had access to 2% velveeta. I am going to try this again with a homemade lower fat velveeta. This will be a great recipe for my son to learn to make. We easily got 6 servings out of this. Thanks so much for sharing.

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    • on February 25, 2010

      55

      This was great. I made as stated using 2% velveta and whole wheat pasta. I topped mine with crushed croutons and baked in the oven @ 350 for 15 mins. So good and easy. Thanks for posting.

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    Nutritional Facts for Cheesy Chicken & Veggie Mac

    Serving Size: 1 (383 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 867.6
     
    Calories from Fat 395
    45%
    Total Fat 43.9 g
    67%
    Saturated Fat 26.7 g
    133%
    Cholesterol 145.1 mg
    48%
    Sodium 2009.2 mg
    83%
    Total Carbohydrate 69.8 g
    23%
    Dietary Fiber 4.9 g
    19%
    Sugars 9.6 g
    38%
    Protein 48.5 g
    97%

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