Chicken and Broccoli Macaroni and Cheese
Author: Leslie Green - The Hungry Housewife
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Total time: 40 mins
Chicken and Broccoli Macaroni and Cheese
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. elbow macaroni
  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 squares Savory Butter & Olive Oil Sauté Express® Sauté Starter
  • 12 oz. microwavable broccoli florets
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 6 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 8 oz. sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 8 oz. Monterey jack cheese, shredded
  • Salt

Crumb Topping
  • 1 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
Instructions
  1. Adjust oven rack to middle position and preheat oven to high broil.
  2. In a large stock pot bring 4 quarts of water to a boil and add macaroni, boil for 9–11 minutes, drain and put back into stock pot.
  3. While pasta is boiling, cook broccoli in the microwave per package directions. Lightly chop and set aside.
  4. In a medium nonstick skillet with a lid, melt 2 Sauté Express® Sauté Starter squares over medium heat, and add chicken. Cook for 6–8 minutes per side over medium-low head with the lid on, or until no longer pink in the middle. Remove and chop chicken into bite-sized pieces, set aside.
  5. While the chicken is cooking, make the cheese sauce. In a medium pot over medium heat, melt butter, add flour, dry mustard powder and pepper, whisk for about 1 minutes or until flour starts to darken.
  6. Slowly whisk in the milk and whisk until smooth. Bring to a full boil while whisking. Remove from heat and stir in cheeses, stir until smooth. Salt to taste.
  7. Pour the cheese sauce into the noodles and mix until incorporated. Fold in chicken and broccoli. Pour into a 9x13 casserole dish.
  8. In a small bowl, mix together bread crumbs and melted butter, sprinkle over macaroni and cheese. Place in oven and broil for 3 minutes or until golden brown. Serve.
Recipe by The Hungry Housewife at http://www.thehungryhousewife.com/2013/04/chicken-and-broccoli-macaroni-and-cheese-giveaway.html