Barbecue Chicken Mac and Cheese

Jerry Errico


  • One  6-ounce box macaroni and cheese
  • 1/4 Cup  low-fat milk
  • 2 Tablespoons  barbecue sauce
  • 6 Tablespoons  Sneaky Chef White Purée*
  • 1/2 Cup  cooked chicken, diced

My daughter Sammy never liked taking chicken to school for lunch, but when I put this dish in her thermos (albeit a gluten-free version), she came home and told me I had given her two of her favorite foods in one! I don’t know who was happier — Sammy or her mother who had managed to sneak in some more brain-boosting protein into her daughter’s day! Maybe that’s why she aced the math test!


Cook the macaroni and cheese according to package directions. Combine the milk, barbecue sauce, and purée with the macaroni and cheese and return to simmer, stirring until well combined. Add in chicken, warm through, and serve.


* Click here to see the Sneaky Chef White Purée Recipe

Missy Chase Lapine is the author of The Sneaky Chef series of cookbooks. Connect with her at or Facebook or Twitter.


Calories per serving:

112 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Sugar Conscious, Kidney Friendly, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 16g 25%
  • Carbs 45g 15%
  • Saturated 6g 30%
  • Fiber 2g 8%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 15g
  • Protein 29g 58%
  • Cholesterol 73mg 24%
  • Sodium 861mg 36%
  • Calcium 283mg 28%
  • Magnesium 54mg 14%
  • Potassium 484mg 14%
  • Iron 2mg 11%
  • Zinc 3mg 18%
  • Phosphorus 401mg 57%
  • Vitamin A 538IU 11%
  • Vitamin C 0mg 0%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 10%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 18%
  • Niacin (B3) 7mg 35%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 19%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 19µg 5%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 12%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 1mg 3%
  • Vitamin K 9µg 12%
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 4g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 3g
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