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Memphis-Style Chicken Mac 'n Cheese

Rated as 4.56 out of 5 Stars

"A classic creamy mac 'n cheese dish from Julie Wampler of Table For Two that's amped up with flavor from incorporating Memphis-style chicken throughout!"
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1 h 5 m servings 665
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Preheat grill to medium-high.
  2. Whisk all the ingredients for the Memphis-style rub in a small bowl and set aside.
  3. Place 2 to 3 chicken thighs on a large 12x18-inch piece of Reynolds Wrap(R) Non-Stick Foil. Generously sprinkle Memphis-style rub on all sides of the chicken, gently pressing it down.
  4. Wrap up the chicken thighs in the foil. Repeat with the remaining chicken thighs.
  5. Place foil-wrapped chicken thighs onto the grill.
  6. Cover the grill and grill the chicken thighs for 15 to 20 minutes (longer or shorter depending on thickness of chicken) until tender and juices run clear or meat thermometer reads 165 degrees F. After the chicken is cooked through, carefully place the foil packet on a large plate. Carefully open foil with a pair of tongs and then, if desired, place chicken thighs directly onto grill to get nice grill marks and some char.
  7. Let chicken thighs rest for 15 to 20 minutes or until cool enough to handle. Chop chicken into pieces.
  8. Boil a pot of water, add the pasta and cook until al dente, about 10 to 12 minutes depending on the pasta shape you use. Drain.
  9. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Whisk in flour and chicken broth. Let thicken for 3 to 5 minutes. Add cheeses to the skillet and stir with a spatula until melted and smooth.
  10. Add the pasta to the cheese sauce and stir to incorporate.
  11. Add the chicken pieces to the mac 'n cheese and stir to incorporate. Season with salt and pepper to taste.


  • Reynolds Kitchens Tip
  • Wrap chicken with Reynolds Wrap® Non-Stick Foil to ensure meat is tender and juicy.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 665 calories; 36.9 36.6 48 181 1180 Full nutrition

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This is an amazing recipe and definitely a staple in my house. I make it as part of a weekly meal plan so I use chicken from another recipe (Roast Sticky Chicken-Rotisserie Style, definitely che...

Was okay . Simple to follow recipe . I slightly over charred my meat but figured it was mixed in so a non issue . Not a must make again in my house but a possible .

I reduced the cayenne pepper (hubby can't handle it) added some caramelized red onion about a 1/4cup milk and once everything was in my dish I drizzled some bbq sauce and added more cheese on to...

Very very good! I made it almost exactly the way it was described. My only substitutions were the type of pasta and chicken I use. I also took the advice of a reviewer and put in a bit of an on...

My family ate every single bite and was fighting over the last spoonful! Plenty of flavor in this dish. I substituted the white cheddar cheese with white bacon cheddar cheese and it just added...