Chicken-Broccoli Macaroni and Cheese | Midwest Living

Chicken-Broccoli Macaroni and Cheese

Chicken-Broccoli Macaroni and Cheese

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  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Start to Finish 20 mins

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A simple cheese sauce seasons the pasta, chicken, and broccoli in this quick dinner. Even kids love it!


  • 8 ounces dried rigatoni
  • 2 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 2 - 2 1/4 - pound whole roasted chicken
  • 1 5.2 - ounce package semisoft cheese with garlic and fine herbs
  • 3/4-1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup oil-packed dried tomatoes, drained and snipped
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley, optional


  1. In large saucepan cook pasta according to package directions, adding broccoli florets during the last 3 minutes of cooking time. While pasta is cooking, remove meat from roasted chicken. Coarsely chop chicken. Drain pasta and broccoli; set aside.
  2. In same saucepan combine cheese, the 3/4 cup milk, tomatoes, and 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper. Cook and stir until cheese is melted. Add pasta mixture and chicken. Heat through. If necessary, thin with additional milk. Sprinkle fresh parsley. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts

(Chicken-Broccoli Macaroni and Cheese)

Servings Per Recipe 4, Thiamin (mg) 1, Fat, total (g) 34, chol. (mg) 163, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Niacin (mg) 5, sat. fat (g) 15, Monounsaturated fat (g) 1, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Potassium (mg) 448, calcium (mg) 111, cal. (kcal) 667, pro. (g) 40, vit. A (IU) 437, iron (mg) 4, carb. (g) 52, vit. C (mg) 47, Folate (µg) 169, fiber (g) 3, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0, sodium (mg) 872, sugar (g) 6, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1

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