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Ultimate Cheesy Mac With Chicken

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“This is my friend Monica's recipe. It is true comfort food. It makes a ton so I usually freeze half. She also uses the cheddar blend when she makes it, says it has a better flavor.”
READY IN:
50mins
SERVES:
6-8
YIELD:
1 casserole
UNITS:
US

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Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Grease an 8x11.5 with cooking spray.
  2. Cook pasta until al-dente.
  3. Chop chicken and cube the mozzarella, put to the side.
  4. In a medium sauce pan, melt 3 Tbutter. Once the butter is melted, add the flour and combine, add the milk, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Add the shredded cheese once the milk comes to a simmer. Turn heat off once cheese is melted.
  5. Combine pasta, chicken and mozzarella in a large bowl, pour cheese sauce over pasta mixture and mix well. Pour everything into the greased pan.
  6. For topping, Melt the remaining 2 T butter, combine with bread crumbs, fresh garlic and Parmesan cheese. Cover casserole evenly.
  7. Bake uncovered for 35 min or until golden and bubbly.

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