Macaroni and Cheese with Chicken and Mushrooms (365 & Food.Com) Recipe

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Submitted by finleyrc

Makes 10 servings



http://www.food.com/recipe/macaroni-and-cheese-with-chicken-and-mushrooms-237251 Originally from "365 ways to cook pasta"? Substitutions - often make w/rice milk instead of heavy cream.

Recipe Ingredients for Macaroni and Cheese With Chicken and Mushrooms (365 & food.com)

4 tablespoons butter (sauce)
4 tablespoons flour (sauce)
3 cups chicken broth (sauce)
1 cup heavy cream (sauce)
2 egg yolks (sauce)
1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste) (sauce)
1/8 teaspoon black pepper (sauce)
4 tablespoons butter (filling)
12 oz (2 whole) boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 3/4 inch pieces (about 12 oz.) (filling)
10 ounces mushrooms, coarsely chopped (filling)
1/4 cup thinly sliced scallion (filling)
1 garlic clove, minced (filling)
1/4 cup chopped parsley (filling)
1 salt (filling)
1 pepper (filling)
1 pinch nutmeg (filling)
1 lb elbow macaroni
1 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 cup Gruyere

Recipe Directions for Macaroni and Cheese With Chicken and Mushrooms (365 & food.com)

  1. To make the sauce: melt butter in a saucepan; stir in flour until thoroughly blended; cook, stirring 2 minutes.

  2. Gradually add in the chicken broth; stirring constantly, until mixture begins to boil and thicken; add in the heavy cream.

  3. Cook, stirring, over medium heat until sauce is thickened and smooth, about 10 minutes.

  4. Beat in the yolks in a small bowl; gradually beat in some of the hot sauce.

  5. Return yolk mixture back to saucepan; stir to combine; season with salt and pepper.

  6. To make the filling: melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet.

  7. Add in chicken; sauté until tender, about 7 minutes; transfer mixture to another dish.

  8. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons butter to the skillet; add in the mushrooms; sauté, stirring, until tender and lightly browned.

  9. Add in scallions and garlic; sauté 2 minutes; return the chicken to the skillet; add in parsley; season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg.

  10. Cook the macaroni in lots of boiling salted water until al dente, about 8 minutes; drain.

  11. Combine the macaroni, sauce, chicken-mushroom mixture, and parmesan cheese.

  12. Spoon mixture into a buttered 9x13 inch baking dish; sprinkle top with the Gruyere.

  13. Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F for about 45 minutes, until top is browned and bubbly.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 235.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
454
Calories from Fat
206
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
22.9g
35%
Saturated Fat
13.1g
66%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
123mg
41%
Sodium
682mg
28%
Potassium
310mg
9%
Total Carbohydrates
38.8g
13%
Dietary Fiber
2.0g
8%
Sugars
2.1g
Protein
23.6g
Vitamin A 16% Vitamin C 5%
Calcium 25% Iron 13%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • High in selenium
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
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