Macaroni and cheese is perfect supper food. It's a kids' favorite, and adults like it too. My recipe is simple and almost as quick as the boxed variety. Try this variation with chicken broccoli, tomatoes and basil.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Follow recipe for Creamy Macaroni and Cheese, adding broccoli to the boiling pasta during the last 3 minutes of cooking. Drain, then proceed to make the cheese sauce as directed. Stir chicken, tomatoes and basil along with the sauce into the hot pasta. Serve hot.

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Cook's Note:

Get the recipe for Creamy Macaroni and Cheese.

Nutrition Facts

51.4 calories; 8.2 g protein; 2.6 g carbohydrates; 19.8 mg cholesterol; 27.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (10)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2007
This has been one of the best recipes yet for me. I followed all the instructions except i seasoned the chicken to my liking and it was delicious. Tasted just like a meal i ordered at Ruby Tuesdays Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/06/2007
There is nothing wonderful about this recipe especially for how many steps and ingredients. If I do make it again I would not use the basil (way too overpowering) and my husband did not like the tomatoes (canned diced tomatoes). I also thought the sauce for the mac and cheese was boring. To make it more edible I added cheese to the top and baked it in the oven. There are much easier chicken recipes to make than this one that taste much much better. I would have given it 1 star but my husband kind of like it. Read More
(11)
15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2007
This has been one of the best recipes yet for me. I followed all the instructions except i seasoned the chicken to my liking and it was delicious. Tasted just like a meal i ordered at Ruby Tuesdays Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2007
This has been one of the best recipes yet for me. I followed all the instructions except i seasoned the chicken to my liking and it was delicious. Tasted just like a meal i ordered at Ruby Tuesdays Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2009
Unlike some folks I followed the recipe to the letter. My kids loved it! My husband who never eats chicken loved it! I will be making this one again! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/06/2007
There is nothing wonderful about this recipe especially for how many steps and ingredients. If I do make it again I would not use the basil (way too overpowering) and my husband did not like the tomatoes (canned diced tomatoes). I also thought the sauce for the mac and cheese was boring. To make it more edible I added cheese to the top and baked it in the oven. There are much easier chicken recipes to make than this one that taste much much better. I would have given it 1 star but my husband kind of like it. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2008
This is an awesome dish. My son loves it....kudos Read More
(9)
Rating: 2 stars
05/01/2008
SORRY - but my family found this too boring. The last reviewer stated that the basil was overwhelming and the fresh tomatoes added nothing to the dish. DITTO. Read More
(9)
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Rating: 4 stars
01/26/2011
I liked the simple ingredients in this dish however I did tweak it. Perfect for busy Moms & Dads to make. Cook 1 pound of thin ziti when done drain and add 1 jar of Ragu Cheese throw into the mixture 1 Package of Perdue Shortcuts (diced) 10 oz. frozen brocoli (cooked) 1 can of Italian style tomatoes (drained) into a 9x13 pan. Sprinkle 2tbs whole wheat breadcrumbs crumbled with 1Tbs butter and Parmasagne cheese. Very good! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
05/30/2011
great! will add some bacon next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2012
This was an excellent tasty dish one of the best!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/01/2017
This was a good kid friendly recipe. Nothing special but good for adding some nutrition to your standard boxed mac and cheese. Read More