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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!
- 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
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.
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