Barbecue Chicken Mac and Cheese

Barbecue Chicken Mac and Cheese
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Jerry Errico

Barbecue Chicken Mac and Cheese

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!

Notes

* 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 TheSneakyChef.com or Facebook or Twitter.

Directions

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.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

182 kcal

Daily value:

9%

Servings:

4
  • Carbohydrate, by difference 24 g
  • Protein 10 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 5 g
  • Vitamin A, IU 3003 IU
  • Vitamin A, RAE 901 µg
  • Vitamin B-12 3 µg
  • Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 2 mg
  • Vitamin D 6 IU
  • Arginine 1 g
  • Ash 1 g
  • Aspartic acid 1 g
  • Calcium, Ca 27 mg
  • Carotene, beta 2 µg
  • Cholesterol 113 mg
  • Choline, total 2 mg
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 1 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 1 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated 2 g
  • Fiber, total dietary 1 g
  • Folate, DFE 95 µg
  • Folate, food 106 µg
  • Folate, total 106 µg
  • Fructose 1 g
  • Glucose (dextrose) 1 g
  • Glutamic acid 1 g
  • Iron, Fe 3 mg
  • Leucine 1 g
  • Lutein + zeaxanthin 1 µg
  • Lycopene 35 µg
  • Lysine 1 g
  • Magnesium, Mg 8 mg
  • Niacin 3 mg
  • Pantothenic acid 1 mg
  • Phosphorus, P 83 mg
  • Potassium, K 116 mg
  • Retinol 901 µg
  • Selenium, Se 26 µg
  • Sodium, Na 251 mg
  • Sugars, total 16 g
  • Theobromine 3 mg
  • Water 28 g
  • Zinc, Zn 2 mg
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