Macaroni and Cheesy Chicken Baked Casserole

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2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni (about 9 oz)

4 tablespoons butter

1/3 cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon onion salt

1 teaspoon garlic salt

1 teaspoon pepper

3 cups milk

4 cups shredded cheddar cheese

2 cups chopped cooked chicken

1 bag frozen broccoli florets

1 ½ cups panko crispy bread crumbs (topping)

4 tablespoons butter, melted (topping)


1. Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Cook and drain macaroni as directed on package, using minimum cook time.

2. In 5-quart Dutch oven, melt 4 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Beat in flour, onion salt, garlic salt and pepper with whisk until thickened. Cook 1 minute longer. Beat in milk. Heat to boiling over high heat, stirring frequently; boil and stir 1 minute. Remove from heat. Stir in 3 cups of the cheese until melted. Stir in macaroni, chicken and frozen broccoli. Pour into baking dish. Sprinkle remaining 1 cup cheese on top.

3. In small bowl, mix bread crumbs and melted butter; stir until combined. Sprinkle over macaroni mixture.

4. Bake 33 to 36 minutes or until mixture is bubbly (at least 165°F in center) and bread crumbs are browned.

Bon Appetit!

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