Chicken mac 'n cheese

Mac 'n cheese made better!
 
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Recipe from: 3 February 2014
Preparation time: 20 min
Cooking time: 40 min
 
 

Ingredients

 
  • 240
    g
    uncooked macaroni
  • 4
    chicken breasts - cooked and shredded
  • 60
    g
    butter
  • ½
    cup
    flour
  • 4
    cup
    milk
  • 1
    cup
    grated mature cheddar
  • A pinch of nutmeg
  • 1
    cup
    Grated cheddar for topping
  • 4
    slices of toast, finely processed in food blender or store bought crumbs
  • 3/4
    cup
    grated parmesan for crumble
  • salt and black pepper to taste
Servings: Change Serving
 
 

Method

 
Preheat oven to 180ºC

Boil the pasta in salted water and set aside.

Melt the butter in a medium sized saucepan.  Remove from heat and add the flour, mixing it to make a paste. Add half of the milk, and whisk until incorporated.

Tip: When adding the milk, rather add in smaller amounts to avoid lumps.
  
Return the pot to medium heat and whisk until sauce thickens. 

Add the rest of the milk, whisking continuously allowing the sauce to thicken and boil. Remove from heat, add the cheese and nutmeg and season to taste.
   
Add the macaroni, chicken and cheese sauce together in an oven-proof dish. Top with grated cheese, breadcrumbs and Parmesan.
   
Bake until golden for approximately 30 minutes.

Recipe reprinted with permission of Anina'sRecipes. To see more recipes, click here.

 

 

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