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Cheesy Chicken Chili Mac – Make it Quick with Rotisserie Chicken and Macaroni

 
 
One serving costs about $0.88

$0.88 per serving

68 people like this recipe

68 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

8 super bowl lunch,main course,main dish,dinner american
spoonacular Score:65%

Spoonacular Score: 65%

 

Cheesy Chicken Chili Mac – Make it Quick with Rotisserie Chicken and Macaroni might be just the main course you are searching for. This recipe makes 8 servings with 537 calories, 27g of protein, and 24g of fat each. For 88 cents per serving, this recipe covers 18% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. 68 people have tried and liked this recipe. It will be a hit at your The Super Bowl event. This recipe is typical of American cuisine. A mixture of macaroni, milk, flour, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so tasty. To use up the milk you could follow this main course with the Milky Way Brownie Bites as a dessert. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes roughly 45 minutes. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 67%. This score is solid. Try How to Make Rotisserie Style Chicken, How to Make a Great Rotisserie Chicken, and How To Make Rotisserie Chicken in Your Crockpot for similar recipes.

Ingredients

Servings:
4 Tbs
4 Tbs butter
butter
10 oz
10 oz canned tomatoes
canned tomatoes
2 cups
2 cups cooked chicken
cooked chicken
4 Tbs
4 Tbs flour
flour
1 lb
1 lb macaroni
macaroni
3 cups
3 cups milk
milk
0.5
0.5  diced onion
diced onion
some
some salt and pepper
salt and pepper
2 cups
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
shredded cheddar cheese
4 Tbs butter
4 Tbs
butter
10 oz canned tomatoes
10 oz
canned tomatoes
2 cups cooked chicken
2 cups
cooked chicken
4 Tbs flour
4 Tbs
flour
1 lb macaroni
1 lb
macaroni
3 cups milk
3 cups
milk
0.5  diced onion
0.5
diced onion
some salt and pepper
some
salt and pepper
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
2 cups
shredded cheddar cheese

Equipment

frying pan
frying pan
whisk
whisk
frying pan
frying pan
whisk
whisk


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Eat at Home Cooks

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $0.88
Ingredient
4 Tbs butter
10 ounces canned tomatoes
2 cups cooked chicken
4 Tbs flour
1 pound macaroni
3 cups milk
½ diced onion
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
Price
$0.49
$0.61
$1.40
$0.04
$0.97
$0.99
$0.12
$2.42
$7.04

Tips

Health Tips

  • If you can, choose grassfed butter for a better nutritional profile—more vitamins, a favorable omega 3/6 ratio, etc.

  • You can easily swap half of the white flour in most recipes for whole wheat flour to add some fiber and protein. It does result in a heavier dough, so for cookies, cakes, etc., you might try swapping in whole wheat pastry flour.

  • Studies have shown people who drink full fat milk are thinner than those who drink low-fat or fat-free milk instead. Keep that in mind before you decide to swap. If you want to go dairy free, however, you can replace milk with unsweetened soy milk in most recipes.

  • You can easily replace regular noodles with whole wheat noodles to add a little extra fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals to this dish. Just don't make the mistake of assuming that because the pasta is whole wheat, you can eat as much as you want. The calories and the effect on your blood sugar is not so drastically different!

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Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • You should not store your onions with your potatoes because the gases they emit will make each other spoil faster. For more information about selecting and storing onions, check out this lesson about onions in the academy.

  • The best method for cooking pasta is pretty controversial, but most sources seem to reach a consensus. Check out our lesson on how to cook pasta in the academy.

  • Butter's incredible flavor has made it an extremely popular cooking fat, but it is important to know that butter has the lowest smoke point of almost any cooking fat. This means butter literally starts to smoke at a lower temperature than most other fats between 250-350 degrees Fahrenheit. So while butter is great for cooking at lower temperatures, you should probably use canola oil, coconut oil, or another oil with a higher smoke point for frying and other high temperature cooking.

  • To keep your eyes from stinging and watering while cutting onions, trying popping the onion in the freezer for 15 minutes before you plan to start cooking. Chilling the onion slows the release of the enzyme responsible for teary eyes.

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Green Tips

  • To avoid antibiotics, hormones, and other nasties in your milk, choose organic whenever possible. If you can't afford organic, look for milk labeled hormone and antibiotic free. It is often less expensive.

  • Did you know you can freeze shredded cheese? If you don't finish it up, don't throw it out!

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
517 Calories
27g Protein
21g Total Fat
53g Carbs
11% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
517
26%

Fat
21g
33%

  Saturated Fat
12g
76%

Carbohydrates
53g
18%

  Sugar
8g
9%

Cholesterol
80mg
27%

Sodium
536mg
23%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
27g
54%

Selenium
53µg
76%

Phosphorus
414mg
41%

Calcium
339mg
34%

Manganese
0.63mg
32%

Vitamin B2
0.39mg
23%

Vitamin B3
4mg
22%

Zinc
2mg
18%

Vitamin B6
0.34mg
17%

Magnesium
63mg
16%

Copper
0.29mg
14%

Vitamin A
699IU
14%

Potassium
474mg
14%

Vitamin B12
0.76µg
13%

Vitamin B1
0.18mg
12%

Vitamin B5
1mg
12%

Iron
2mg
11%

Fiber
2g
11%

Vitamin D
1µg
10%

Folate
34µg
9%

Vitamin E
0.82mg
5%

Vitamin C
3mg
5%

Vitamin K
3µg
3%

covered percent of daily need

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