Macaroni and Cheese with Chicken and Broccoli Recipe -
Macaroni and Cheese with Chicken and Broccoli Recipe

Macaroni and Cheese with Chicken and Broccoli

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"Macaroni and cheese is perfect supper food. It's a kids' favorite, and adults like it too. My recipe is simple and almost as quick as the boxed variety. Try this variation with chicken broccoli, tomatoes and basil."

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  1. Follow recipe for Creamy Macaroni and Cheese, adding broccoli to the boiling pasta during the last 3 minutes of cooking. Drain, then proceed to make the cheese sauce as directed. Stir chicken, tomatoes and basil along with the sauce into the hot pasta. Serve hot.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 16, 2007

This has been one of the best recipes yet for me. I followed all the instructions except i seasoned the chicken to my liking and it was delicious. Tasted just like a meal i ordered at Ruby Tuesdays

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 05, 2007

There is nothing wonderful about this recipe, especially for how many steps and ingredients. If I do make it again, I would not use the basil (way too overpowering) and my husband did not like the tomatoes (canned diced tomatoes). I also thought the sauce for the mac and cheese was boring. To make it more edible, I added cheese to the top and baked it in the oven. There are much easier chicken recipes to make than this one that taste much, much better. I would have given it 1 star but my husband kind of like it.


13 Ratings

Sep 24, 2009

Unlike some folks, I followed the recipe to the letter. My kids loved it! My husband, who never eats chicken, loved it! I will be making this one again!

Sep 20, 2008

This is an awesome dish. My son loves it....kudos

May 01, 2008

SORRY - but my family found this too boring. The last reviewer stated that the basil was overwhelming and the fresh tomatoes added nothing to the dish. DITTO.

May 30, 2011

great! will add some bacon next time.

Jan 26, 2011

I liked the simple ingredients in this dish, however I did tweak it. Perfect for busy Moms & Dads to make. Cook 1 pound of thin ziti when done drain and add 1 jar of Ragu Cheese, throw into the mixture 1 Package of Perdue Shortcuts (diced), 10 oz. frozen brocoli (cooked), 1 can of Italian style tomatoes (drained) into a 9x13 pan. Sprinkle 2tbs whole wheat breadcrumbs crumbled with 1Tbs butter and Parmasagne cheese. Very good!

Jun 22, 2012

This was an excellent, tasty dish, one of the best!!!


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  • Calories
  • 51 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2.6 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 1 g
  • 2%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 8.2 g
  • 16%
  • Sodium
  • 28 mg
  • 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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