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Chicken Mac and Cheese Bake

10 - 11
PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
1 hr
Prep
25 min
Cook
35 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Revamp a childhood favourite by adding some broccoli and chicken to create a meal that's even more delicious than you remember!

Ingredients

Uncooked elbow macaroni

200 gm

Uncooked broccoli

1 head(s), cut into florets

Light butter

1 tbsp(s)

Uncooked onion(s)

½ medium

All-purpose flour

1½ tbsp(s)

Low-fat milk

1½ cup(s)

Chicken bouillon cube

1 item(s), crumbled

Light cheddar cheese

½ cup(s), shredded

Frozen green peas

cup(s), thawed

Grilled skinless boneless chicken breast

7 oz, chopped

Dried plain breadcrumbs

cup(s)

Cooking spray

3 spray(s)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly spray four 1¾-cup (430ml) ovenproof dishes with cooking spray.
  2. Cook the pasta in a large saucepan of boiling, salted water, following package instructions, or until just tender. Add the broccoli in the last 2 minutes of cooking. Drain.
  3. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring, for 3–5 minutes or until softened. Add the flour and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Gradually whisk in the milk. Add the bouillon cube and stir over low heat for 5 minutes or until mixture boils and thickens. Remove from heat and stir in the cheese.
  4. Combine the pasta, broccoli, peas, chicken and cheese sauce in a large bowl. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Divide mixture among prepared dishes. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs and spray lightly with oil. Bake for 20 minutes or until crisp and golden. Serve.