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Macaroni and Cheese with Chicken and Broccoli

Macaroni and Cheese with Chicken and Broccoli

USA WEEKEND columnist Pam Anderson

Macaroni and cheese is perfect supper food. It's a kids' favorite, and adults like it too. My recipe is simple and almost as quick as the boxed variety. Try this variation with chicken broccoli, tomatoes and basil.

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Original recipe yields 12 servings



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  • Calories:
  • 51 kcal
  • 3%
  • Fat:
  • 1 g
  • 2%
  • Carbs:
  • 2.6g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 8.2 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 28 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Follow recipe for Creamy Macaroni and Cheese, adding broccoli to the boiling pasta during the last 3 minutes of cooking. Drain, then proceed to make the cheese sauce as directed. Stir chicken, tomatoes and basil along with the sauce into the hot pasta. Serve hot.
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This has been one of the best recipes yet for me. I followed all the instructions except i seasoned the chicken to my liking and it was delicious. Tasted just like a meal i ordered at Ruby Tuesdays


Unlike some folks, I followed the recipe to the letter. My kids loved it! My husband, who never eats chicken, loved it! I will be making this one again!


There is nothing wonderful about this recipe, especially for how many steps and ingredients. If I do make it again, I would not use the basil (way too overpowering) and my husband did not like the tomatoes (canned diced tomatoes). I also thought the sauce for the mac and cheese was boring. To make it more edible, I added cheese to the top and baked it in the oven. There are much easier chicken recipes to make than this one that taste much, much better. I would have given it 1 star but my husband kind of like it.