CHICKEN BROCCOLI MACARONI AND CHEESE WITH BACON

If you are searching for an easy and quick dinner, then you have to give this Chicken Broccoli Macaroni and Cheese with Bacon a try. It is crazy easy to whip up and ready in a breeze. This mac and cheese are loaded with chicken, broccoli, and yes, bacon! This is not your usual mac and cheese. It is an amazing take on our favorite traditional mac and cheese.

This Chicken Broccoli Macaroni and Cheese is a fantastic dish excellent for everyone! I am pretty sure your picky eaters will absolutely love this! To make this, all you need is a few simple ingredients. For that extra melty cheese goodness, broil the mac and cheese for a couple of minutes.

Ingredients

12 oz. skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2” thick

1 tablespoon garlic powder or minced garlic

6 oz. of uncooked pasta of your choice

3 slice bacon, coarsely chopped

1 teaspoon salt

1 1/4 c. milk

1 c. chicken broth

3 c. fresh pre-chopped broccoli florets

5 oz. of cheddar cheese, shredded

1/4 c. all-purpose flour

How to make Chicken Broccoli Macaroni and Cheese with Bacon

Step 1: Following the package directions, cook the pasta until al dente. Then, add some broccoli to the pasta in the last 2 minutes of cooking. When done, drain the pasta and broccoli.

Step 2: In a skillet, cook the bacon for about 4 to 6 minutes over medium heat until crispy. Using a slotted spoon, remove the bacon from the skillet and set it aside.

Step 3: In the same skillet with the bacon grease, place the chicken and season with garlic, about 1 tbsp salt, and some garlic. Cook the chicken for about 6 to 8 minutes.

Step 4: Whisk 3/4 tsp salt, stock, milk, and flour until well combined. Pour this into the pan. Let the mixture come to a boil, stirring. Cook for a few minutes until the mixture has thickened.

Step 5: Into the skillet, add about 2 ounces of cheese. Toss well. Then, add the bacon. Broil for a few minutes until the cheese has melted.

Step 6: Before serving, give the dish one final stir. If desired, season with extra salt and pepper. Enjoy!