Macaroni and Cheese with Broccoli and Chicken

Straight out of the Fixate Cookbook – this macaroni and cheese with broccoli and chicken is the perfect comfort food!  Created by Autumn Calabrese, founder of the 21-Day Fix, this recipe is surely going to be a family favorite!  This recipe and pic are taken right out of the Fixate Cookbook which is filled with other awesome recipes just like this.

Tips and Variations:
• Use quinoa pasta and gluten-free flour if you’re following a gluten-free lifestyle.
• Asparagus, green beans or Brussels sprouts can be substituted for broccoli.
• A combination of cheeses like cheddar and Gouda, cheddar and Monterey jack, and cheddar and Asiago can be substituted for sharp cheddar.

Macaroni and Cheese with Broccoli and Chicken
 
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The taste of comfort food with great nutritional value!
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Recipe type: Dinner
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 4 oz. dry whole wheat elbow macaroni (or pasta)
  • 4 tsp. organic grass-fed butter (or organic coconut oil)
  • 2 Tbsp. unbleached whole wheat flour
  • 1½ cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1¼ cups freshly grated extra-sharp cheddar cheese
  • 3 cups cooked chopped chicken breast, boneless, skinless
  • 6 cups chopped broccoli florets, steamed
  • 1 tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions. (Do not use salt or oil if suggested in directions.) Set aside.
  2. Melt butter in large saucepan over medium heat.
  3. Add flour; cook, whisking constantly, for 1 minute, or until brown (don’t let it burn).
  4. Slowly whisk in almond milk; cook, whisking constantly, for 1 to 2 minutes, or until mixture thickens and there are no lumps.
  5. Reduce heat to low. Add cheese; cook, whisking constantly, for 2 to 3 minutes, or until melted.
  6. Add macaroni, chicken, broccoli, salt, and pepper; cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute, or until heated through.
  7. Serve immediately.

 

 

 

 

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