Sunday, January 3, 2016

Mac n Cheese with Broccoli and Chicken

This was pretty good -- still looked at Ross and said "eh not much taste" - but it was a healthy way to eat mac n cheese!!
Serves 8 (1 1/2 cups each) - Fixate - 1 green, 1 yellow, 1/2 red, 1/2 blue

4oz whole wheat macaroni
4 teaspoon coconut oil
2 Talespoons unbleached whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
1 1/4 cups freshly grated extra-sharp cheddar cheese
3 cups cooked chopped chicken breast
6 cups chopped broccoli florets, steamed
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Cook macaroni according to package (don't use salt) and steam broccoli.  Set aside.

Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat.

Add flour; cook, whisking constantly, for 1 minute, or until brown (don't let it burn)

Slowly whisk in almond milk; cook, whisking constantly, for 1-2 minutes, or until mixture thickens and there are no lumps.

Reduce heat to low.  Add cheese; cook, whisking constantly, for 2-3 minutes, or until melted.

Add chicken, broccoli, salt, and pepper; cook, stirring constantly for 1 min, or until heated through.

Serve :)

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