Broccoli Chicken Mac and Cheese Recipe

Broccoli Chicken Mac and Cheese Recipe

How To Make Broccoli Chicken Mac and Cheese

Whip up a healthier meal with our mac and cheese recipe! It comes with tender broccoli, soft chicken, and tasteful cheese for a full meal.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 50 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 1lbdry pasta
  • 1bunchbroccolicut into bite-sized florets
  • 2tbspbutteror olive oil
  • 3garlic clovesminced
  • 3tbspflour
  • 1cupvegetableor chicken stock
  • 1cupmilkwarmed
  • cupscheddar cheesefreshly-grated
  • ½cupParmesan cheesefreshly-grated
  • ½tspsaltor more to taste
  • tspfinely-ground black pepperor more to taste
  • 2chicken breastscooked, boneless and skinless

For Optional Toppings:

  • ½cupcheddar cheeseshredded
  • ½cupPanko breadcrumbs

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Cook the pasta al dente in a large stockpot of generously-salted water, according to package instructions.

  3. About 2 to 3 minutes before the pasta reaches al dente, add in the broccoli florets and let them cook alongside the pasta for the remainder of the cooking time.

  4. Drain and set aside.

  5. Melt butter in a separate medium sauté pan over medium-high heat.

  6. Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute or until fragrant, stirring occasionally.

  7. Whisk in the flour until combined and cook for an additional 1 minute, whisking occasionally.

  8. Slowly whisk in the vegetable or chicken stock until the mixture is smooth.

  9. Slowly whisk in the milk until it is combined.

  10. Continue cooking for 1 to 2 minutes, or until the mixture comes to a simmer.

  11. Remove from heat, and stir in the cheddar, Parmesan, salt and pepper until the cheese sauce is smooth.

  12. Pour the cheese sauce on top of the pasta and broccoli, add in the chicken, and toss until everything is evenly combined.

  13. Pour the pasta into a greased 9 x 13-inch baking dish, and sprinkle with extra cheddar cheese and Panko breadcrumbs.

  14. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the top becomes slightly crispy and the breadcrumbs are slightly golden.

  15. Serve warm, and enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 837.74kcal
  • Fat: 37.89g
  • Saturated Fat: 19.84g
  • Trans Fat: 0.99g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 10.19g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.91g
  • Carbohydrates: 76.17g
  • Fiber: 6.25g
  • Sugar: 6.27g
  • Protein: 48.03g
  • Cholesterol: 127.11mg
  • Sodium: 896.36mg
  • Calcium: 731.08mg
  • Potassium: 790.51mg
  • Iron: 2.76mg
  • Vitamin A: 334.48µg
  • Vitamin C: 92.43mg
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