Recipe of the Week: Macaroni & Cheese (w/ chicken & broccoli)

Macaroni & Cheese with Broccoli & Chicken

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Serves: 8 (2 cups each)

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 17 minutes

Ingredients: 

4 oz. dry whole wheat macaroni (or pasta)

4 tsp. organic butter (or extra-virgin organic coconut oil)

2 tbsp. unbleached whole wheat flour

1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk

1 1/4 cups extra-sharp cheddar cheese

3 cups cooked chopped chicken breast

4 cups chopped steamed broccoli

1 tsp. sea salt

1/2 tsp. group black pepper

Directions:

  1. Cook macaroni according to package and set aside.
  2. Melt butter in large saucepan over medium heat.
  3. Add flour. Cook whisking constantly for 1 minute or until brown. (Don’t let it burn)
  4. Slowly whisk in almond milk. Cook whisking constantly for 1-2 minutes or until moisture thinkers or there isn’t any lumps.
  5. Reduce heat to low. Add cheese. Cook whisking constantly for 2-3 minutes or until melted.
  6. Add chicken, broccoli, salt, and pepper. Cook stirring constantly for 1 minute or until heated through.
  7. Serve immediately.

(You can use quinoa if you are gluten-free instead of flour)

From: Fixate by Autumn Calabrese

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