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Macaroni and Cheese Recipes: Chicken Macaroni Casserole

I love macaroni and cheese recipes. This version is just a bit different. It adds chicken to the mix.

There is something about the mixture of macaroni with gooey cheese that hits the right note all the time. The addition of the chicken provides a lean protein and adds great taste to the macaroni casserole.


This is one of those easy Campbell’s soup recipes that is quick to put together and tastes delicious.

Just add a large salad and dinner is complete and ready to go.

This is a great way to use up leftover chicken. You can also use a store bought rotisserie chicken. On a busy day, it’s a great head start on dinner.

I love tweaking recipes to suit what I have in the cupboard or what I am in the mood for.

Look above for more suggestions on how to change things up a bit. This recipe is fantastic with peas or cooked broccoli added to it. Now it’s a one pot dinner – a favorite of mine.

I think you’ll like this one.

macaroni cheese recipe with chicken

Chicken Macaroni Cheese Casserole

I love macaroni and cheese recipes. This version adds chicken to the mix. Just add a vegetable and dinner is made. Gotta love it.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 407 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 1/2 cups cooked chicken, chopped
  • 2 1/2 cups cooked macaroni, about 1 cup dry
  • 1/4 cup cracker crumbs, buttery style is best

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Sauté the onion in butter in a large skillet until tender. Add the soup and 1 1/2 cups of cheese. Gradually stir in the milk. Cook over medium heat until the cheese melts. Stir in the chicken and macaroni.
  • Pour the mixture into a greased 2 1/2 quart casserole. Sprinkle the top with the cracker crumbs.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Top with the remaining cheese and bake an additional 5 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 407kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 30gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 807mgPotassium: 303mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 526IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 285mgIron: 2mg
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Variations:

  • Vary the soups you use if you wish. Try cream of celery or cream of broccoli for a different flavor, or try one can of cream of chicken and one can of cheddar cheese soup. Talk about cheesy!
  • Add 1/2 cup frozen peas to the pot when you add the chicken and macaroni for added vegetable nutrition.

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1 thought on “Macaroni and Cheese Recipes: Chicken Macaroni Casserole”

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    Best Macaroni and Cheese with Ground Beef

    by Lynn Kearns (Port Hope, Ontario, Canada)
     
    Brown 1 pound. of ground beef, add 1/2 cup celery and 1/2 cup onion, fry until celery starts to get tender. Add 2 cups cooked macaroni and ground beef mixture to a casserole dish.
     
    Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a frying pan. Add 2 tablespoons of flour, mix and add 2 cups of milk. Cook to thicken, then add 1 1/2 cups of cheese. Combine until the cheese melts. Pour the sauce over the macaroni mixture. Sprinkle with cheese and bake for 40 minutes at 350ºF.

    Reply

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