Friday, April 18, 2014

Green Chili, Chicken and Bacon Macaroni and Cheese

Savory Sweet and Satisfying: Green Chili, Chicken and Bacon Macaroni and Cheese

I love taking a standard dish, like macaroni and cheese, and making it with some sort of twist. When looking back at some of my recipes I realized that macaroni and cheese is the dish that I have made with twists the most. I must really like macaroni and cheese.

Savory Sweet and Satisfying: Green Chili, Chicken and Bacon Macaroni and Cheese

If you really like macaroni and cheese as well be sure to check out these other delicious recipes: Cajun Macaroni and Cheese, Extra Creamy Macaroni and Cheese, JalapeƱo Macaroni and Cheese, Pizza Macaroni and Cheese, Queso Macaroni and Cheese, Taco Macaroni and Cheese, and Wisconsin Macaroni and Cheese.

Green Chili, Chicken and Bacon Macaroni and Cheese
Ingredients:
8 ounces elbow macaroni
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 cups milk
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
1- 8 ounce can diced green chilies
2 cups shredded chicken, cooked
2 cups crumbled bacon, cooked
1/4 cup salsa verde
1/4 cup chives, chopped

Directions:
Cook pasta according to package directions and drain.

In a medium pot melt butter over medium heat. Whisk in flour and pepper. Stir and cook for 3-4 minutes or until mixture is slightly darker in color. Slowly whisk in milk, whisking constantly until thickened, about 2 minutes. Reduce heat to low and stir in cheese until melted.

Add pasta to cheese sauce and stir to combine. Add in chilies, chicken, bacon, salsa verde and chives, stir to combine.

Enjoy!!!

Serves: 6
Calories: 583
Total Fat: 35.3g
   Saturated: 18g
   Polyunsaturated: 0g
   Monounsaturated: 0g
   Trans: 0g
Cholesterol: 158.3mg
Sodium: 969.2mg
Potassium: 194.4mg
Total Carbs: 26.6g
   Dietary Fiber: 1g
   Sugars: 5g
Protein: 36.7g
Vitamin A: 24.7%
Vitamin C: 35.2%
Calcium: 40.1%
Iron: 5.6%
*The nutritional information will vary slightly depending on the brands you use.
*Adapted from Picky Palate.

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