Grilled Chicken Mac 'n Cheese

Make cheesy mac the star of dinnertime by adding fresh chicken breast, bacon, and spices.
Make cheesy mac the star of dinnertime by adding fresh chicken breast, bacon, and spices.

Grilled Chicken Mac 'n Cheese

Prep Time
25

MINUTES

25 minutes
Cook Time
30

MINUTES

30 minutes
Serves
4

Calories
660

  • Calories660
  • Total Fat32 g
  • Cholesterol140 mg
  • Sodium1630 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate45 g
  • Protein49 g

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Fresh Split Chicken Breasts

  • 8 slice bacon, thick sliced, chopped

  • 1 onion, diced

  • 1 box macaroni and cheese, gourmet style with soft cheese pouch

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 salt and pepper, to taste

  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika

  • 1 tablespoon thyme, fresh, chopped

  • 1/2 bag frozen peas

  • 1 tablespoon parsley, fresh, chopped

  • 3 cup white cheddar cheese, grated, divided

  • 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs

Cooking Instructions

  • Heat skillet on medium and add bacon.  Cook until crispy.  Remove bacon from pan and set aside.
  • Saute onions in bacon fat until lightly browned.
  • Meanwhile bring medium pot of lightly salted water to a boil.  Pour in macaroni and cook until tender.  Drain pasta and reserve to side.
  • Heat grill on medium.  Rub chicken breasts with olive oil, salt, pepper and paprika.  Grill chicken until cooked through and juices run clear.  Chop cooked chicken into 1/2" cubes and reserve to the side. 
  • In a large mixing bowl combine cooked macaroni with provided sauce pouch, bacon, chicken, 2 cups grated white cheddar cheese, thyme, frozen peas, parsley and onions.  Mix gently until all ingredients are evenly distributed.
  • Transfer macaroni mixture into casserole dish and top with remaining white cheddar cheese and top with bread crumbs.  Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes or until the bread crumbs are golden brown. 

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