Cheesy baked chicken pasta

Cheesy baked chicken pasta

SheKnows
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 25 min
  • Total: 35 min
  • Serving: Serves about 8 People

Want an easy way to sneak some protein into your family's favorite side dish, mac n' cheese? Whip up this cheesy baked chicken pasta! Made with delicious slow-cooked shredded chicken, pasta noodles and homemade macaroni and cheese sauce -- this is the perfect protein-packed dinner for those days you want some cheesy comfort food. 

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces angel hair pasta
  • 1 cup slow roasted shredded chicken
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1-1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup light cream
  • 1 cup part-skim cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • Dash of Parmesan cheese
  • 4 fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • Liberal dashes of salt and pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Grease an 8 x 8-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray and set aside. Cook the pasta according to the package directions until al dente, about 4 - 6 minutes. Rinse and set aside.
  2. In a 3-quart sauce pan, heat the butter over medium-low heat. Add the flour and stir with a whisk until combined. (Mixture will be thick.) Add in the onion and cook until softened, about 3 minutes. Whisk in the milk, cream and chicken broth and bring mixture to a boil. Add the salt and pepper. Reduce the heat to low and cook until the sauce is thick, about 5 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in the cheeses, chicken and basil. Gently mix in the pasta. Serve warm with breadcrumbs.

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