Z'tejas Macaroni and Chicken

Recipe by Karen in MA
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READY IN: 40mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Macaroni and Cheese Sauce:
  • Place cream in a saucepan. On medium heat, using a wire whisk, reduce till one-fourth has gone and slightly thickened.
  • Add garlic, blue cheese and chipotle.
  • Melt for approximately 5 minutes.
  • Elbow Macaroni Blanched:
  • Add water to a stockpot, place on high flame and bring to a boil for one minute. Add salt.
  • Boil water for three minutes then add macaroni and stir every minute from bottom.
  • Cook for 10-12 minutes or until al dente.
  • Using a colander place macaroni and drain well then place macaroni in ice cold water to shock.
  • Z'Tejas Macaroni and Chicken:
  • Salt and pepper chicken breast and place butter down on skillet.
  • Place marinated chicken skin side down and place in large cast iron skillet on top.
  • Sear for approximately 4 minutes till crispy.
  • Turn over on grill and cook till done then turn on skin side down for approximately one minute.
  • Before slicing, removing cartilage and slice in 6 pieces.
  • Using a 12-inch cast iron or skillet, add mac and cheese sauce, jack and cheddar mix.
  • Heat up till cheese melts approximately 1-2 minutes.
  • Add macaroni to sauce.
  • Top with jack and cheddar cheese mix.
  • Top with bacon gratin (and place under broiler for approximately 2 minutes until golden brown and cheese is melted.
  • Arrange sliced chicken in a star shape method and place green chiles in center on top between chicken.
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