Chicken-Broccoli Mac and Cheese

A simple cheese sauce seasons the pasta, chicken, and broccoli in this quick dinner. Even kids love it!

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  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Start to Finish: 21 mins
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Chicken-Broccoli Mac and Cheese
Ingredients
8
ounces dried rigatoni
2
cups fresh broccoli florets
1
2 pound whole roasted chicken
1
5.2 ounce package semisoft cheese with garlic and fine herbs
3/4
cup milk
1/4
cup oil-packed dried tomatoes, drained and snipped
1/4
teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
 
fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley, optional
Directions
  1. In large saucepan cook pasta according to package directions, adding broccoli florets during the last 3 minutes of cooking time. While pasta is cooking, remove meat from roasted chicken. Coarsely chop chicken. Drain pasta and broccoli; set aside.
  2. In same saucepan combine cheese, the 3/4 cup milk, tomatoes, and 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper. Cook and stir until cheese is melted. Add pasta mixture and chicken. Heat through. If necessary, thin with additional milk. Sprinkle fresh parsley. Makes 4 servings.
Nutrition Facts (Chicken-Broccoli Mac and Cheese)
    Per serving:
  • 667 kcal cal.,
  • 34 g fat
  • (15 g sat. fat,
  • 1 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 1 g monounsatured fat),
  • 163 mg chol.,
  • 872 mg sodium,
  • 52 g carb.,
  • 3 g fiber,
  • 6 g sugar,
  • 40 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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