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Chicken & Roasted Veggie Mac and Cheese recipe is a completely irresistible homemade classic and family favorite. A few key ingredients and a little roasting makes this an tempting way to eat your veggies.

Chicken & Roasted Veggie Mac and Cheese

A homemade classic with a twist.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 -10 servings
Author Heather

Ingredients

  • For Chicken
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts about 1 1/4 lbs
  • 2 tbsp oil for frying chicken
  • For the Veggies
  • 3-4 cups broccoli florets *about 2 medium heads
  • 3-4 cups cauliflower florets *about 2 lb head
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • For the Macaroni
  • 16-17 oz bag favorite pasta
  • 3 tbsp salt for water
  • For the Sauce
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp back pepper
  • 1/2 tsp mustard powder
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 5 cups cheese 6- 6 1/2 cups for extra cheesy

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350℉. In a small bowl mix together oil, salt and spices for veggies. Pour over broccoli and cauliflower florets and toss until coated. Spread florets evenly on cookie sheet and bake for 30 mins.
  2. Cut chicken breasts into bite size pieces. Heat a large pan over medium/high heat. Add oil for chicken. Sauté chicken pieces until browned and caramelized, about 7-8 mins. Remove from pan and set chicken aside.
  3. Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add salt and cook noodles according to directions on package.
  4. While pasta is cooking place the same pan that chicken was fried in over medium high heat. Add butter and melt. Add flour and whisk until fully incorporated and roux mixture is bubbling. Continue cooking for another minute and then add broth. Continue the process of whisking until incorporated and bubbly (about 30 secs- 1 min). Whisk in salt, spices and milk, bring to a simmer for about 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in cheese until melted. Turn off heat and add chicken, veggies and pasta. Stir well and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*Please use as many organic ingredients as possible.*