Chicken and Bacon Mac N Cheese

Good day!

Today I am posting a recipe I recently tried and its a spin on an old favorite…..Chicken and Bacon Baked Mac N Cheese!!!  Here are the ingredients:

6 slices cooked bacon, cooked crispy

1 small bag elbow macaroni, cooked

2 pieces of boneless, skinless chicken

olive oil for dizzle

1/2 tsp paprika

1 large onion, sliced thinly

2 tablespoons flour

4 tablespoons butter

1/2 cup apple cider or chicken stock

2 cups whole milk

2 tablespoons thyme

nutmeg, to taste

2 1/2 cups extra sharp  white cheddar cheese, grated

chopped celery greens for garnish

Here are the instructions:

Preheat oven to 375. Arrange bacon on cookie sheet and bake until crisp, about 15 minutes. Chop and reserve.

Cook your pasta until al dente, and reserve.

In pan add oil and chopped chicken, add paprika and cook until chicken is done, set aside.

Melt butter in saucepan, add onions and cook until light golden brown and soft, about 15 minutes, add flour and stir for 1 minute.

cooked onions with flour

Whisk in cider and milk

Bring to a boil and cook, whisking until the sauce coats the back of a spoon, 3-4 minutes and add thyme, pepper and nutmeg. Stir in cheese until melted.

Add the chicken, bacon and sauce to pasta and transfer to casserole dish. Broil to bubbling and brown, about 5-10 minutes. Garnish with celery greens and enjoy!

If you try this recipe or have one like it you would like to share please do, I love hearing your comments!


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