Ditch the boxed mac and cheese and make these amazingly creamy and cheesy chicken broccoli shells. This meal is sure to be a huge hit with the family!
Dinner, Main Course
1poundchicken breastcooked and cut into bite sized pieces
2cupsgrated sharp cheddar cheese
salt and pepper to taste
In a large pot bring water to a boil and add the pasta. Cook according to package directions. Add the broccoli to the boiling water the last 3 minutes of cooking. Drain and set aside.
In the same pot, add the butter and melt over medium heat. Whisk in the flour and cook for about a minute to create a roux. Slowly whisk in the milk and cheese and bring to a boil over medium high heat until it starts to thicken.
Add in pasta shells, broccoli, and chicken and toss to coat in the sauce. Serve immediately.
Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Shells
Amount Per Serving
Calories 501Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 12g60%
Vitamin A 1002IU20%
Vitamin C 51mg62%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.