Macaroni and Chicken Casserole

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 55 mins
  • Servings: 6
  • About This Recipe

    “A very flavorful casserole, a favorite weeknight supper.”

    Ingredients

  • 2tablespoonsbutter
  • 1/4 cupflour
  • 2cupsmilk
  • 2cupschicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cupscubed American cheese
  • 14ouncesmacaroni, cooked and drained
  • 3cupscooked cubed chicken breasts
  • 3tablespoonsminced sweet red peppers
  • 1teaspoonsalt
  • 1/2 teaspoonpepper
  • Directions

  • In large pan, melt butter; stir in flour.
  • Add milk and broth; stir until smooth.
  • Cook and stir for 3 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and add the cheese; stir until melted.
  • Add macaroni and next 4 ingredients.
  • Pour into 3 quart baking dish.
  • Bake, uncovered at 350°F for 40 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let sit for 5 minutes before serving.
  • Reviews

  • “Inez, what a nifty casserole!I made this one evening on my camping trip.After a long day on the road, it was so easy to assemble and bake.It was a lovely brown coming out of the oven, and the whole crew loved the creamy, cheesey taste.A really good recipe that I plan on using again.I left the printed recipe in the rv so I can use it there too.Thanks!”

  • “This was really yummy.I love Macaroni and cheese and this was total comfort food!It came out perfect and was so creamy and cheesy.I used leftover chicken from the night before.It sounds like the other reveiwer who didn’t like this probably really overcooked her chicken and noodles.I only cooked the noodles until al dente and I used Kraft velveeta cubes and it came out great.Thanks for the recipe :)”

  • “I made this recipe last night for supper, as it was cold and rainy here, and I wanted macaroni and cheese :)This recipe was delicious…It was easy to prepare, as I used left over chicken from dinner the night before…It was thick and creamy with cheese…gooey, just the way I love it..Instead of the green peppers, I added broccoli to mine.It was just GREAT!!!I would definately make this again, as my son loved it too!Thank you for another way to go with macaroni :)”

  • “WOW! YUMMY! My husband and I just couldn’t get enough of it! Incredibly cheesy and creamy though I had to use Raclette and Swiss as I didn’t have any American. I’ll cook this again and again-I’m sure!”

  • “It was great! I chopped up an onion and fried it in the butter before adding the flour, and I used mature cheddar cheese instead of American. I also took a page from another recipe and put some of the cheese on top with some crushed crackers!”

  • “This recipe was made on 11/23/09 for the ” One Dish Wonders ” event, and as part of our dinner.Since I didn’t need the full recipe, it was made as follows. I cut everything in half except for the chicken. And since SO doesn’t care for peppers that much, I substituted the same amount of freeze dried peppers that had been reconstituted. I think what set this apart from other pasta and chicken casseroles, was the addition of the peppers. We all really enjoyed the taste. Thanks for posting, and ” Keep Smiling 🙂 “”

  • “I made this tonight and my boyfriend and I loved it! We are health nuts so I used soy milk, whole wheat macaroni and cheese made from 2% milk. It turned out great! It’s a quick and easy recipe and I will definitely be making this again.”

  • “The recipe was a hit as the main course for our Sunday night family dinner.I grilled the chicken after marinating it in garlic salt, olive oil and pepper.Also, I substitued the red peppers for brocolli florets.Very yummy!!!”

  • “I made this tonight except I tripled the recipe and added some diced carrots and some sweet corn. to the sauce I added some basil and garlic.This is definately a keeper! Everyone loved it. Thanks for sharing!”

  • “Very easy recipe.I used egg noodles and left out the red pepper (I love it, but my kids don’t!)I didn’t put brocolli in, as I didn’t want it to be too mushy, but did serve it on the side.I did follow the rest of the recipe – using leftover chicken, and velveeta cheese.Creamy and very tasty.Very kid friendly!!! Thanks for posting.Easy when you don’t have a lot in the house to cook with!!!!”

  • “I thought this casserole was very tasty.I did make some changes to it to try and please my children’s tastes.I substitued broccoli for the red pepper and instead of American cheese I used Monteray Jack. The dish came out a little dry, but I’m sure it had something to do with how I made it and not the recipe.I’ll be sure to try it again, it’s great comfort food.”

  • “Well I totally disagree with Miss Annie. This recipe took FOREVER to make. With the cheese melting & sauce, cooking the chicken, waiting for the mac to boil and THEN finally putting everything in the over for an additional 40 minutes – it took me well over an hour to prepare.After 40 minutes, I took it out, and let it cool for 5 minutes.One bite told me I’d probably never make this again. The chicken was dry, there was still milk in the dish (go figure!), the macaroni noodles were virtually mush even though I didn’t cook them that long; the length of time in the oven just creamed them.The sauce remained runny and tasted powdered, believe it or not, rather than smooth and creamy.Sorry to say I really disliked this entire recipe.”

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