Herbed Chicken and Broccoli Macaroni & Cheese

Turn macaroni and cheese into a one-dish meal with the additional of leftover cooked chicken and broccoli. Great for potlucks as it stays warm in the baking dish. Photo credit: Marc Matsumoto from No Recipes.

Serves: 16
Serving Size: 1 cup
15 mins Prep time 45 mins Cook time
15 mins Prep time
45 mins Cook time
  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Cook macaroni in large saucepan as directed on package for al dente pasta. Add broccoli during last 3 minutes of cooking. Rinse under cold water; drain well.

  • Melt butter in same saucepan on medium heat. Sprinkle with flour and seasonings. Cook and stir 2 minutes or until well blended. Gradually stir in milk until smooth. Stirring constantly, cook 3 minutes or until sauce starts to thicken. Stir in cheese until melted and smooth. Remove from heat. Add macaroni, broccoli and chicken; toss gently to coat. Pour into greased 13x9-inch baking dish. Mix panko and paprika; sprinkle evenly over top.

  • Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until top is golden brown. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • 389Calories: 389Cholesterol: 76mg
  • Sodium: 512mgProtein: 23g
  • Total Fat: 21gFiber: 2g
  • Carbohydrate: 27g