Have some leftover chicken that you don't know what to do with? Transform it into a cheesy and comforting one-pot dinner sensation. Garnish with your favorite enchilada toppings if desired.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain and set aside.

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  • Combine enchilada sauce, half-and-half, and green chiles in the same pot over medium heat and cook until warm, 5 to 10 minutes. Slowly add Cheddar cheese and pepperjack cheese and whisk continuously until melted, about 5 minutes. Return cooked macaroni to the pot. Add chicken and cilantro and stir until combined and heated through, about 5 minutes more.

Cook's Note:

To reheat leftovers, add chicken broth a little at a time until desired consistency is reached.

Nutrition Facts

582 calories; protein 29.8g; carbohydrates 47.9g; fat 29.7g; cholesterol 103.8mg; sodium 701mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2020
Wonderful. I made it with green enchilada sauce and added onions and then stuck it in a casserole dish with bacon bits and put in the oven to crisp on top..yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2019
Wow. This was so YUMMO. I had two kids go back for 2nds and 3rds AFTER dessert. I added a bunch of chopped green onions that I needed to use up. Just threw them in with the chicken (rotisserie) and cilantro. I d make this again without the chicken too. The flavor is great! I did have to add a bit of milk at the end to loosen it up because it got a bit too thick. I ve made a bunch of SLN s recipes and I m always left happy. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2020
Wonderful. I made it with green enchilada sauce and added onions and then stuck it in a casserole dish with bacon bits and put in the oven to crisp on top..yummy! Read More
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