Broccoli and Chicken Mac ‘n Cheese Delight

Broccoli and Chicken Mac ‘n Cheese Delight


  • 1 box rotini noodles
  • 1 box shells
  • 3 heads broccoli, chopped
  • Leftover grilled chicken, diced
  • 1 block Velveeta cheese, diced
  • 1 cup milk (plus extra as needed)
  • 4 tablespoons butter


  1. Cook the Pasta:
    • In a large pot, cook the rotini and shells together according to the package instructions.
    • Drain the cooked pasta and set it aside.
  2. Prepare the Broccoli and Chicken:
    • Steam the chopped broccoli until it’s tender but still has a bit of crunch.
    • In a separate pan, heat the leftover grilled chicken until it’s warm.
  3. Combine Pasta, Broccoli, and Chicken:
    • Mix the cooked pasta, steamed broccoli, and diced chicken in the same large pot.
  4. Prepare the Cheese Sauce:
    • In a saucepan, heat 1 cup of milk, butter, and diced Velveeta cheese over medium-low heat.
    • Stir the mixture frequently until the cheese is completely melted and the sauce is smooth.
    • If the sauce is too thick, add a bit more milk until it reaches your desired consistency.
  5. Combine Everything:
    • Pour the cheese sauce over the pasta, broccoli, and chicken mixture in the pot.
    • Gently stir until all the ingredients are evenly coated with the delicious cheese sauce.
  6. Serve and Enjoy:
    • Dish out the Broccoli and Chicken Mac ‘n Cheese into individual bowls or plates.
    • Optionally, garnish with a sprinkle of black pepper or a touch of grated Parmesan cheese.
  7. Serve Hot:
    • This delightful dish is best enjoyed hot, so serve it immediately to savor the cheesy goodness.

Verdict: This creative twist on classic mac ‘n cheese with the addition of broccoli and grilled chicken is sure to be a hit! The creamy Velveeta cheese sauce ties everything together, creating a comforting and satisfying dinner. Enjoy the smiles and several thumbs up from your loved ones!

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