Stovetop Chicken, Macaroni, and Cheese


This skillet macaroni and cheese recipe will be sure to please children and adults alike.

Stovetop Chicken, Macaroni, and Cheese
Photo: Jacob Fox
Total Time:
35 mins


  • 6 ounce dried multigrain or regular elbow macaroni

  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 12 ounce skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion

  • 1 6.5 ounce pkg. light semisoft cheese with garlic and fines herbes

  • 1 ⅔ cup fat-free milk

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • ¾ cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese (3 oz.)

  • 2 cup fresh baby spinach

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered


  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain.

  2. Meanwhile, coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and onion; cook 4 to 6 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink and onion is tender, stirring frequently. (If onion browns too quickly, reduce heat to medium.) Remove from heat. Stir in semisoft cheese until melted.

  3. In a bowl whisk together milk and flour until smooth. Gradually stir milk mixture into chicken mixture. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat to low. Gradually add cheddar cheese, stirring until melted. Add cooked macaroni; cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes or until heated. Stir in spinach. Top with cherry tomatoes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

369 Calories
12g Fat
33g Carbs
33g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 369
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 85mg 28%
Sodium 393mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 33g
Vitamin C 9.4mg 47%
Calcium 403.9mg 31%
Iron 2.2mg 12%
Potassium 494mg 11%
Folate, total 112.9mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.9mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.5mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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