Cheesy Chicken Macaroni Recipe

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Cheesy Chicken Macaroni Recipe

Cheesy Chicken Macaroni Recipe Macaroni and cheese—also called mac and cheese in American, Canadian, and macaroni pie in Caribbean English and macaroni cheese in the United Kingdoms a dish of English origin, consisting of cooked macaroni pasta and a cheese sauce, most commonly cheddar. It can also incorporate other ingredients, such as bread crumbs, meat and vegetables.Traditional macaroni and cheese is a casserole baked in the oven; however, it may be prepared in a sauce pan on top of the stove or using a packaged mix.

INGREDIENTS

250g dried macaroni pasta
2 teaspoons olive oil
4 rashers Primo Bacon Shortcut Rindless, chopped
4 green onions, thinly sliced
1 cup fresh white breadcrumbs
2 cups grated cheddar cheese
60g butter, chopped
1/3 cup plain flour
4 cups milk
1 barbecued chicken, skin and bones removed, meat shredded
dressed salad leaves, to serve

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METHOD

Step 1 – Cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling, salted water, following packet directions, until tender. Drain and return to pan. Set aside.

Step 2 – Meanwhile, heat oil in a large, non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Add bacon and cook for 6 to 7 minutes or until light golden. Add green onions and cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. Place bacon mixture, breadcrumbs and 1/2 cup cheese in a bowl. Toss to combine. Set aside.

Step 3 – Preheat oven to 200°C. Grease six 1 1/4-cup capacity ramekins. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add flour. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until mixture bubbles. Remove from heat and gradually whisk in milk. Return to heat and cook, stirring constantly, for 5 minutes or until sauce comes to the boil and thickens. Remove from heat and stir in remaining 1 1/2 cups cheese.

Step 4 – Add chicken, cheese sauce and salt and pepper to pasta. Stir until well combined. Spoon into ramekins. Sprinkle over breadcrumb mixture. Place on a baking tray and bake for 20 minutes or until topping is golden and pasta is hot. Serve with salad.

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