Big-Batch Stove Top Chicken Mac & Cheese

Prep time: 20min
Total time: 45min
Serves: 12
2 1/4 cups
Compliments Elbow Macaroni
560 mL
1/4 cup
butter
60 mL
1
large onion, finely diced
1/4 cup
all-purpose flour
60 mL
4 cups
milk
1 L
2 cups
shredded Sensations by Compliments Canadian Cheddar Cheese Aged 2 Years
500 mL
11/2 lbs
(about 4) skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cubed
750 g
1/2 tsp
each salt and pepper
2 mL
1/4 cup
chopped chives
60 mL
calories
300
fat
14 g
saturated fat
8 g
carbs
21 g
sugar
5 g
protein
23 g
cholestrol
70 mg
fibre
1 g
sodium
320 mg

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions but reduce cooking time by 2 min. Drain.

  2. Meanwhile, heat half the butter in the same saucepan. Add onion. Cook, stirring for 5 to 8 min, or until tender. Sprinkle evenly with flour. Cook for 2 min. Slowly whisk in milk until smooth. Whisking constantly, bring to a boil. Cook, stirring frequently, for 10 to 12 min or until sauce thickens slightly. Stir in cheese and cooked macaroni

  3. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Heat remaining butter in skillet over medium heat. Cook chicken for 10 to 12 min or until browned and cooked through.

  4. Divide pasta mixture evenly between 4 plates. Top each with chicken and garnish with chives.