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Chipotle Chicken Mac & Cheese

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This easy Chipotle Chicken Mac and Cheese is a lighter version than most mac and cheese recipes. It uses reduced fat cheddar and milk and less cheese in the overall recipe. But you won’t be sacrificing taste since those smoky chipotles bring this dish to a new level of flavor.
Ingredients
  Olive oil 1 Teaspoon
  2 percent milk 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Butter 2 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Cornstarch 2 Tablespoon
  Cold water 2 Tablespoon
  Extra sharp cheddar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  American cheese 2 Ounce
  Chipotle peppers 3 , finely diced
  Adobo sauce, 1 Tablespoon
  Gluten free elbow pasta 12 Ounce
  Chicken breast 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Cayenne pepper 1 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. In a pan boil water, sprinkle salt and cook elbow macaroni according to package instructions.
2. Drain the pasta, toss with a little olive oil to keep them from sticking together.
3. Mix cornstarch with cold water to make cornstarch slurry.

MAKING
4. In a large shallow pan, over a medium heat, add the milk, butter, salt and pepper and bring it up to a boil.
5. Pour cornstarch slurry, simmers for 1 minute.
6. Add in the American and cheddar cheeses and stir until melted.
7. Add the diced chipotles, adobo sauce and elbow macaroni then stir to combine.
8. Add the chicken and continue stirring until the chicken is heated through.

SERVING
9. Sprinkle cayenne pepper over chipotle chicken mac and serve.

TIPS
For a milder dish deseed the chipotle peppers prior to dicing them and omit the extra adobo sauce from the recipe. If you want to make this as a baked mac and cheese dinner, when the dish is finished, pour the contents of the pan into a greased casserole dish, sprinkle on more cheese or some buttered gluten free bread crumbs and broil it for 5 minutes or so until the top is crunchy.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Taste: 
Spicy
Feel: 
Cheesy
Method: 
Stir Fried
Ingredient: 
Chicken
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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