Sunday, January 5, 2014

Baked Mac & Cheese with Chicken for 2!

So I'm sitting on my couch eating some football munchies watching the prettiest snowfall I've ever seen. It's so white...and so MUCH! I'm talking we've already had inches fall and it didn't start until 7am this morning. Hubby and I are hunkered down and not going anywhere until we have to. I hope if you, too, are dealing with this weather you are safe and curled up on the couch with a comfy blanket and a significant other/furry pet to keep you warm.

On days like these all I want is something cheesy and easy. One of my favorite easy meals is this Baked Mac & Cheese with Chicken. It's perfect because it makes just enough for two people, but can easily be doubled or tripled to accommodate more people. And you don't have to do chicken, you could do pulled pork, or smoked sausage, or even some ground beef if that's what you like.'s so goldeny (definitely not a word) awesome. Another thing I love about this recipe is the chicken part is so easy. I just boil up some breasts, shred the meat and throw it in with everything else. How do you boil chicken you ask? I give a full tutorial here. Make some pasta while the chicken boils. Then stir everything together in a big bowl, bake and you're done!

1-2 Cups shredded chicken
1 1/2 Cups cooked elbow macaroni
1 Cup shredded cheese (whatever type you prefer)
1/2 Cup milk
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp parsley
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp seasoning salt (optional, I love the stuff but feel free to skip it)
1 T butter

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 1 1/2-2 qt casserole dish.

Stir together the chicken, pasta, cheese, milk, egg, salt, powder, pepper and seasoning salt in a large bowl. Once combined, transfer to your baking dish and dot the top with the butter. Cook for about 35 minutes. You can tell it's done if you stick a knife in it and it comes out clean. We top ours with more cheese and dive in. Enjoy!

What foods are your favorite on cold snowy days? Are you a winter person who loves this stuff or a summer person like me who's already counting down the days until spring?!

Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. Mac & Cheese is definitely a favorite around here! Love that this is just for two since it's just my husband and me for now. I also have a blog with recipes especially for two at Pinning :)

    *Visiting from This Gal Cooks Marvelous Mondays Link Party*

  2. Mac&cheese is definitely a comfort food. I love that you made the recipe for two and used fiestaware.

  3. We love mac n cheese. Chicken sounds like a great addition!
    Hey, my blog hop goes live tomorrow night 7pm EST. Why don't you stop by and share this? I am pinning and sharing even as we speak...

  4. oh what a delicious deal to share oh so super creamy and yummy one of my favorite dishes
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  5. Great idea! Who can pass up this? Thanks for stopping by Wonderful Wednesday blog hop. I pinned you post!
    Diane Roark

    1. Thanks Diane! Stopped by and am a new follower of yours!

  6. This looks like prefect winter comfort food! I’d love it if you’d share this at my very first linky party, going on now!

    1. Linked up and now a follower of yours. Thanks for the invite!

  7. Yummy! This looks delicious. Mac & Cheese is one of my favs :) Thanks for sharing your recipe! Hopped over from The Chicken Chick Blog Hop. I'm a new follower thru GFC and Pinterest.

    1. Thanks Anne! I'm a new follower of yours too!

  8. Nothing better then a yummy bowl of Mac n Cheese, Perfect for these cold days! Thanks for coming over and sharing at Happiness is Homemade Link Party, Hope to see you back in the morning!