Green Chile Chicken Mac and Cheese

Add traditional flavors to your dinner table with this chicken mac and cheese featuring Old El Paso® chiles.

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  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 55 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 10
 

Ingredients

3
1/2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni (14 oz)
1/3 cup butter or margarine
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon salt
1
teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1
1/2 cups milk
1
cup water
5
cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (20 oz)
2
cups shredded deli rotisserie chicken (from 2-lb chicken)
4
cans (4.5 oz each) Old El Paso® chopped green chiles, drained
2
cups French bread crumbs
1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted

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  • 1 Heat oven to 425°F. Spray 3-quart casserole with cooking spray. Cook and drain macaroni as directed on package, using minimum cook time; cover to keep warm.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in Dutch oven or 3-quart saucepan, melt 1/3 cup butter over medium-low heat. Stir in flour, salt and pepper. Cook and stir until smooth and bubbly. Gradually add milk and water, stirring constantly, until mixture boils and thickens. Add 4 cups of the cheese; stir until cheese is melted.
  • 3 Add cooked macaroni to cheese sauce; toss to coat completely. Stir in chicken and chiles. Spoon mixture into casserole. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese.
  • 4 In small bowl, mix bread crumbs and melted butter. Sprinkle over macaroni mixture.
  • 5 Bake uncovered 25 to 30 minutes or until browned and bubbly.
  • 1 Heat oven to 425°F. Spray 3-quart casserole with cooking spray. Cook and drain macaroni as directed on package, using minimum cook time; cover to keep warm.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in Dutch oven or 3-quart saucepan, melt 1/3 cup butter over medium-low heat. Stir in flour, salt and pepper. Cook and stir until smooth and bubbly. Gradually add milk and water, stirring constantly, until mixture boils and thickens. Add 4 cups of the cheese; stir until cheese is melted.
  • 3 Add cooked macaroni to cheese sauce; toss to coat completely. Stir in chicken and chiles. Spoon mixture into casserole. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese.
  • 4 In small bowl, mix bread crumbs and melted butter. Sprinkle over macaroni mixture.
  • 5 Bake uncovered 25 to 30 minutes or until browned and bubbly.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
649
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
36g
36%
(Saturated Fat
21g,
21%
),
Sodium
1091mg
1091%;
Total Carbohydrate
47g
47%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
),
Protein
30g
30%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 3 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.