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Chicken Mac 'n' Cheese

(3 Votes)
SERVES
6
COOK TIME
35 Min

Some foods are all about comfort and feel-good memories, like macaroni and cheese. Our Chicken Mac 'n' Cheese recipe is meant to be shared with friends, family, or even neighbors who need a little extra comfort in their lives. Besides, this extra-cheesy, chicken-stuffed, and buttery cracker-topped dish is too good not to share!

What You'll Need:
  • 8 ounces elbow macaroni, cooked according to package directions
  • 2 cups cooked chunked chicken
  • 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 (10-1/2-ounce) can cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup coarsely crushed butter crackers
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat a 2-quart casserole with cooking spray.
     
  2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except crackers and butter; mix well. Pour into casserole dish.
     
  3. In a small bowl, combine crackers and butter; sprinkle over casserole.
     
  4. Bake 35 to 40 minutes, or until heated through in center. 
Notes

There are so many ways to make macaroni and cheese. If you're looking for some more ideas, check out our collection of the Best Mac and Cheese Recipes

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1 cup of macaroni will make 2 cups of cooked

I measure foods by the cup & spoon. What is 8 oz of macaroni, 1 cup - 2 cups? Doesn't seem like 1 cup uncooked macaroni would feed 6 people.

Hello! 8-ounces of macaroni should be about half of a 16-ounce box. There are some boxes that come in 6-8-ounce boxes in which case you'd use the whole box. This would be about 3-4 cups of uncooked macaroni. Enjoy!

i made this and thought it was very good. will definitely make it again. super easy.

can this mac & cheese be frozen ?

Great question. Yes, this mac and cheese can be frozen!

Could you substitute cream of chicken for mushroom soup. Thanks

Any cream soup flavor will work. Enjoy!

I just made this dish for our dinner... Excellent!! I added a little more cheese and more bread crumbs but would still have been great without adding the extras. Can't wait to have this dish again!

All nutrition info would be extremely helpful.

It would really be helpful if you listed the calorie content.

You can figure out the calorie content for your self...it's not that hard. Don't worry about it....it's comfort food after all!! Just enjoy....

I did a rough calculation just now - for 1/6 of the above recipe, made exactly as listed, it is 440 calories. If you sub out the real Mayo for Light mayo (90 cals vs 35 cals/Tbs) you can cut the calories down to 366 per serving. Even if you use a yogurt you are not going to cut the Mayo hit much more than that. The only other place I can see to cut may be the full-fat Cheese to fat free (save 43 more calories per serving) but I don't know how that stuff would set up in the final product.

Why do you use the large macaroni?

This is really about the BEST mac n cheese that I have EVER had!

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