Homemade Mac and Cheese w/ Chicken and Broccoli


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Why I Love This Recipe

This is the best mac&cheese ever. I got this recipe from Rachael Ray's 30 minute meals.


Ingredients You'll Need

-2 tbs extra virgin olive oil
-1 lb chopped chicken breasts
-Salt and pepper
-1 small onion
-1 lb cavatapi corkscrew pasta
-2 1/2 cups raw broccoli florets
-3 tbs butter
-3 tbs all purpose flour
-1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
-1 tsp paprika
-3 cups whole milk
-1 cup chicken stock
-3 cups yellow sharp Cheddar
-1 tbs Dijon mustard


Directions

*Boil water in large pot. Add salt to season water.


Add pasta.


Cook for 5 minutes, then add broccoli.


Cook for ~3 more minutes until pasta al dente and broccoli tender.


*Heat pan over medium high heat.


Add oil and chicken (season with salt and pepper).


Saute a couple of minutes then add onion and cook another 5-7 minutes until onions are tender and chicken cooked.


*Add butter to medium saucepot and melt over medium heat.


Add flour, cayenne, and paprika and whisk together over heat until roux bubbles then cook a minute more.


Whisk in milk and stock and raise heat a little to bring sauce to a quick boil.


Simmer sauce to thicken about 5 minutes.


Add cheese.


Stir until melted.


Add mustard.


Season with salt and pepper.


*Drain macaroni/broccoli.


Put back into pot and add in chicken.


Add cheese sauce and mix together.


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