Chicken Broccoli Mac and Cheese

Mac and Cheese Recipe

Do you love mac and cheese? It’s definitely a family favourite. What if you can make a version for your family using chicken and broccoli? Imagine crunchy, buttery breadcrumb, cheese topping with perfectly creamy and tender chicken and macaroni pillowy bites. You’ll be back for seconds!

Chicken Broccoli Mac and Cheese Recipe

8 Serving

35 Minutes

412 Calories


  • 2 cups of cooked chicken, diced
  • 1 box of elbow macaroni
  • 1 large head broccoli, cut into florets
  • 5 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 2 cups skim milk
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • Want to add a bit of spice? You can add 1/3 tsp of cayenne pepper when you add your cheese, seasoning (salt and pepper) to the sauce.


  • Step 1: Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
  • Step 2: Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add some salt to the pot and place your pasta in. Cook the pasta as per the instructions on the packet. Add your broccoli to the pasta as well for the last 6 minutes of cooking, until tender. Remove and drain the macaroni and broccoli. Set aside.
  • Step 3: In the same large pot, melt 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter over medium heat. Add flour and cook for 2 mins, stirring constantly.
  • Step 4: Slowly add in your milk. Keep whisking constantly until you see the mixture becoming smooth.
  • Step 5: Add in your 1 and a half cups of cheddar cheese and stir this in until melted.
  • Step 6: Add the cooked pasta, chicken, broccoli, salt and pepper to the cheese mixture. Stir this in until well combined. Taste this to see if it's to your liking and adjust the seasoning.
  • Step 7: Transfer this to a 3 quarter sized casserole dish. Top it with your remaining 1 and a half cups of cheese.
  • Step 8: Grab a small bowl add in 3 tablespoons of melted butter, breadcrumbs and stir until combined.
  • Step 9: Sprinkle your buttery breadcrumbs over the top of your casserole.
  • Step 10: Bake at 200 degrees for 20 minutes until cooked through. Serve warm.