BBQ Chicken Mac and Cheese Recipe

BBQ Chicken Mac and Cheese Recipe
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BBQ Chicken Mac 'n' Cheese

Jerry Errico

BBQ Chicken Mac 'n' Cheese

Sammy never liked taking chicken to school for lunch, but when I put this macaroni and cheese 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 mac and cheese lunch! Maybe that's why she aced the math test!

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4
Servings
112
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • One 6-ounce box macaroni and cheese, preferably whole-grain
  • 1/4  cup  low-fat milk
  • 2  tablespoons  barbecue sauce
  • 6  tablespoons  baby food carrot or sweet potato purée
  • 1/2  cup  cooked chicken, diced

Directions

Bring a large pot of water to boil over high heat. Cook the macaroni according to package directions and drain. Combine the milk, barbecue sauce, and purée in the same pot and return to a simmer, stirring until well combined. Add in the chicken and macaroni, warm through, and serve.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
4g
6%
Sugar
6g
7%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
113mg
38%
Carbohydrate, by difference
10g
8%
Protein
9g
20%
Vitamin A, RAE
1079µg
100%
Vitamin B-12
3µg
100%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
5mg
7%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
29mg
3%
Choline, total
4mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
97µg
24%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
13mg
4%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
91mg
13%
Selenium, Se
27µg
49%
Sodium, Na
98mg
7%
Water
44g
2%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

BBQ Chicken Shopping Tip

If you’re buying chicken at the store, make sure that it’s the last thing you pick up before hitting the checkout – and to head straight home with it to the icebox.

BBQ Chicken Cooking Tip

Wash everything that chicken touches with soap and hot water.