Creamy Macaroni & Cheese with Bacon & Chicken

Amy Herald


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20 Min
5 Min
Stove Top


  • 2 c
    cooked chicken, skinned shredded (i use precooked rotisserie chicken)
  • 2 c
    macaroni noodles
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 3 Tbsp
    all purpose flour
  • 2 c
    half & half
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    seasoned salt
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 2 c
    shredded gouda or monterey jack cheese
  • 6 slice
    bacon, cooked crisply and crumbled
  • 1 c
    panko bread crumbs

How to Make Creamy Macaroni & Cheese with Bacon & Chicken


  1. Cook Macaroni noodles according to package directions
  2. In a deep oven-proof skillet (or regular skillet if you don't have one) melt butter, stir in flour and heat continuing to stir until lightly browned.
  3. Gradually stir in half & half and cheese, salts and pepper. Stir contantly over medium heat until thickened and bubbly and cheese is melted.
  4. Remove sauce from heat. Stir in macaroni, bacon and chicken. (If you don't have an oven proof skillet, transfer mixture to a 9x13 casserole or baking dish, if using a pan that can go from stove to the oven, leave mixture in pan.)
  5. Sprinkle with panko crumbs and broil in the oven 3-4 inches from heat until panko crumbs are browned.

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About Creamy Macaroni & Cheese with Bacon & Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American

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