This mac and cheese made a New Year's resolution to "friend" colorful veggies and lean chicken. Give it a try!
'Tis the season of comfort food, but as fate would have it, it's also the time of the year when we try to get our faces skinny and start eating right. Thankfully, this EZ Chick 'n Veggie Mac 'n Cheese recipe has both bases covered!
This veggie-packed mac and cheese has a little bit of pasta, a lot of chicken, and oodles of veggies to make your New Year’s extra tasty this year. Let's get cookin', shall we?
La la laaaaa! Any ingredient roundup this easy is a roundup we want in our life. Grab, snag, and prepare to fab!
So you're going to start cooking the pasta from a box of Betty Crocker Mac and Cheese, and while that's happening on one burner, you're gonna heat up a skillet with butter on the other burner. Add purple onions to this skillet, because they're pretty.
Now it's time to make us a roux. Basically, to make a good roux, we need butter and flour turned into a paste. Only we're gonna get extra snazzy this time and add milk and that packet of cheese sauce from your box of mac and cheese. Why? Because we're awesome like that.
This is when it gets all happy up in here, because more cheese.
Add those veggies! Toss in some chopped chicken, too.
Now you're gonna grab that pasta that's been all cooked up and tenderized.
Once the macaroni is stirred into the sauce, you're gonna need some bowls!
Why? Because…oh heck…you know why…
We're just awesome like that.
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