Chicken Macaroni & Cheese

This is one of my favorite meals because it’s definitely ok to have and its just so yummy you would think it’s bad for you!

Ingredients

4 oz. dry whole wheat macaroni pasta
4 tsp. extra virgin organic coconut oil
2 Tbsp. unbleached whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
1 1/4 cups extra sharp cheddar cheese
3 cups cooked chopped, boneless, chicken breast
4 cups steamed chopped broccoli
1 tsp. sea salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper

Instructions

  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions
  2. Melt oil in large saucepan over medium heat
  3. Add flour; cook, whisking constantly, for 1 minute or until brown
  4. Slowly whisk in almond milk; cook, whisking constantly, for 1 – 2 minutes, or until the mixture thickens and there are no lumps
  5. Reduce heat to low. Add the cheese; cook, whisking constantly, for 2-3 minutes, or until melted
  6. Add chicken, broccoli, salt, and pepper; cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute, or until heated through
  7. Mix in with cooked pasta

Yields about 2 cups per serving

You can add a few different variations to this recipe. You can mix up the type of cheese you are using. You can also use different veggies like green beans or asparagus. I always add in some green chile because I miss all of my spicy New Mexican food!

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