Kiddo Mac & Cheese with Chicken

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How to Make Mac & Cheese with Chicken
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Here's a delicious one-pot meal of an old favourite that has lots of protein and calcium for growing kids. It is an easy dish to make and older kids can be taught to make it themselves.
Serves: 6
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 20 min

Ingredients

2 cups whole wheat elbow macaroni, dry
1 tbsp butter
2 cups cooked chicken, diced
1 1/2 cup 2% milk
2 cups cheddar cheese, grated
1/2 cup Asiago cheese, shredded
2 eggs, medium
1 tbsp whole wheat flour
1 tsp Dijon mustard

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.

Steps

  1. Cook macaroni in unsalted water according to package direction until "al dente." Drain macaroni and add back to pot. The macaroni will be cooked again with the sauce so it is best not to over-cook it at this stage.

  2. Stir in butter and chopped cooked chicken.

  3. Meanwhile, add milk, grated cheeses, cracked raw eggs, flour and Dijon mustard to blender or food processor. Process until well mixed. Stir into cooked chicken and cheese.

  4. Heat over medium high heat while stirring until smooth and thick. This takes about 3-5 minutes.

Helpful Tip

Sprinkle in favourite herbs and spices like sweet basil or chili powder during the final step of preparation.

Nutrition Info

Per 205 g serving Amount
Calories450
Protein35 g
Fat21 g
Saturated Fat12 g
Carbohydrate31 g
Fibre3 g
Sugar5 g
Cholesterol150 mg
Sodium430 mg
Per 205 g serving % Daily Value
Potassium12
Calcium45
Iron10
Vitamin A6
Vitamin B623
Vitamin B1246
Folate12
Zinc32