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Skillet Chicken Mac and Cheese

Use a cast-iron skillet for stovetop to oven ease
Skillet Chicken Mac and Cheese
Courtesy of Perdue

This skillet mac and cheese is a hearty and comforting choice for dinner with grilled chicken pieces tossed in pasta and a creamy sauce. 

Recipe courtesy of Perdue.

Ready in
20 m
10 m
(prepare time)
10 m
(cook time)
Calories Per Serving


  • 1 package Perdue grilled chicken breast or homemade grilled chicken
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 Teaspoons flour
  • 2 Cups whole milk
  • 3 Cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 3/4 Cups Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 4 Cups cooked elbow macaroni (about 1/3 of a 16-ounce box)
  • 1/2 Cup bread crumbs


Heat a medium cast iron skillet over medium-high heat.

Add butter and melt until it begins to bubble or foam.

Whisk in flour and cook for 30 to 45 seconds.

Then, whisk in milk and bring to a boil.

Once milk begins to boil, remove from heat.

Add in mozzarella and 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese, a handful at a time, until melted.

Stir in the cooked macaroni and grilled chicken until well combined. 

Top the macaroni mixture with the remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.

Sprinkle breadcrumbs over the top of the cheese.

Turn broiler on low and place skillet under broiler.

Broil until the cheese and breadcrumbs are browned, about 5 to 7 minutes.

Cool slightly before serving.