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.

Ingredients

  • One  six-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

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
6g
9%
Sugar
4g
4%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
128mg
43%
Carbohydrate, by difference
6g
5%
Protein
13g
28%
Vitamin A, RAE
902µg
100%
Vitamin B-12
3µg
100%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
3mg
4%
Calcium, Ca
31mg
3%
Choline, total
2mg
0%
Folate, total
95µg
24%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
9mg
3%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
84mg
12%
Selenium, Se
26µg
47%
Sodium, Na
248mg
17%
Water
26g
1%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Barbecue Shopping Tip

To add lots of flavor without a whole lot of fuss, try purchasing some steak seasoning.

Barbecue Cooking Tip

If you're cooking something that's been marinated, make sure to pat the item dry before it hits the grill. Any sugar in the marinade will burn.