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BBQ Chicken Mac and Cheese

BBQ Chicken Mac and Cheese - a 30 minute delicious meal that's perfect for the entire family. Take your classic mac and cheese to a whole new level of flavor!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: mac and cheese
Servings: 4
Calories: 656kcal
Author: Joanna Cismaru

Ingredients

  • 2 cups elbow pasta uncooked
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup oyster mushrooms chopped (any mushrooms would work here)
  • 1/2 cup peas frozen, thawed
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese shredded, you can use a blend of cheeses too
  • 1 tbsp BBQ sauce
  • 2 chicken breasts cooked, cut in cubes or shredded
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • chives for garnish

Instructions

  • Cook elbow pasta according to package instructions.
  • In a small skillet heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add mushrooms and saute until slightly browned. Add peas and cook for one more minute. Set aside.
  • In a sauce pan add milk and flour. Whisk the flour in the milk. Bring milk to a boil, continue whisking, milk will thicken from flour. Remove from heat. Add cheese and stir or whisk until cheese melts.
  • Add BBQ sauce and chicken to sauce and stir. Add peas and mushrooms and stir until everything is coated in the sauce. Pour sauce over cooked pasta and toss.
  • Garnish with chives and serve with additional cheddar cheese on top. If preferred, you can place the pasta in a casserole dish, top with additional cheese, breadcrumbs and put under a broiler until cheese melts.

Nutrition

Calories: 656kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 495mg | Potassium: 645mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 821IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 498mg | Iron: 2mg