Barbecue Chicken Mac and Cheese

Barbecue Chicken Mac and Cheese
Staff Writer

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!


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

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Calories per serving:

114 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Potassium, Kidney Friendly, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Pork Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 4g 6%
  • Carbs 12g 4%
  • Saturated 2g 8%
  • Fiber 1g 2%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 4g
  • Monounsaturated 1g
  • Polyunsaturated 1g
  • Protein 7g 15%
  • Cholesterol 18mg 6%
  • Sodium 230mg 10%
  • Calcium 72mg 7%
  • Magnesium 14mg 3%
  • Potassium 123mg 4%
  • Iron 1mg 3%
  • Zinc 1mg 5%
  • Phosphorus 100mg 14%
  • Vitamin A 32µg 4%
  • Vitamin C 0mg 0%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 3%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 5%
  • Niacin (B3) 2mg 9%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 5%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 5µg 1%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 3%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 0mg 1%
  • Vitamin K 2µg 3%
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