Chicken Macaroni Cheese


This creamy chicken macaroni cheese (or mac and cheese, as it is known in America) is easy to make and made extra tasty by including 2 types of cheese. A simple and quick weekday meal.

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Chicken macaroni cheese
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2023-07-16, this recipe is for 4 people and takes 30 minutes.

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30 minutes 4 people Main course
Chicken macaroni cheese


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  • 400 grams macaroni
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 chicken stock cubes
  • 50 grams of butter
  • 50 grams of flour
  • 500 ml whole milk
  • 50 grams finely grated grana Padano
  • 200 grams of grated cheese
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
Chicken macaroni cheese ingredients
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  • large saucepan
  • colander
  • chopping board & chef's knife
  • large frying pan
  • wooden spoon
  • whisk

Chicken Macaroni Cheese

30 minutes 4 people Main course

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Preparation – 10 minutes

Fill a large saucepan with water and two stock cubes and bring to a boil. Cook the macaroni in the boiling water, and drain as soon as it is al dente.

Peel and finely chop the onion and garlic cloves. Remove any excess fat and sinew from the chicken breasts and cut them into cubes.

Chicken macaroni cheese
Chicken macaroni cheese

Finishing the chicken macaroni cheese – 20 minutes

Heat some olive oil in a large frying pan and fry the chicken cubes in it until they are golden brown and cooked through. Transfer the chicken to a bowl and reheat the large frying pan.

Melt the butter in the frying pan and sauté the onion and garlic for a few minutes. Add the flour in one go and stir well. Let the roux cook for a few minutes to remove the floury taste.

Gradually add the milk and mix with a whisk until smooth. Let it simmer gently for a few minutes. Stir in both types of grated cheese. Once the cheese has melted, return the fried chicken to the pan.

Stir in the macaroni and mix well. Season with salt and pepper and garnish with fresh parsley, if desired. Enjoy your dinner!

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Chicken Macaroni Cheese: frequently asked questions

Which kind of cheese is best to use?

You can use many different types of grated cheese for this macaroni cheese. Try mature cheddar, Emmental, Gruyère or mozzarella.

Can I use other types of pasta?

The clue’s in the name, classic macaroni cheese is made with curved (or elbow) macaroni. You can replace this with other small pasta types, such as penne or fusilli.