Mac ‘n’ Cheese ‘n’ Chicken (“In the Kitchen” Mondays w/ Linky)


There are those days when, for the life of you, you just can’t think of something quick, wholesome and yummy that picky kids will love…that’s when Mac ‘n’ Cheese ‘n’ Chicken come into the picture.


Twice a week, a friend’s kids come over after school for about an hour or so till their Mommy finishes with her University classes. I love having the kids over but am never excited about preparing lunch for them as they’re ever so picky. Thankfully this dish worked and it looks like this will be the staple when they stay for lunch!!


Mac 'n' Cheese 'n' Chicken
Recipe type: Main
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  • ½ pound elbow macaroni
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 ounces evaporated milk
  • ½ teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Fresh black pepper
  • ¾ teaspoon dry mustard
  • 10 ounces sharp cheddar, shredded
  • ½ pound boneless chicken
  • 1 tablespoon ranch dressing
  • 1 individual pack of Kraft's Shake and Bake Seasoning Mix
  1. First take your chicken and cut them into small nugget sized or smaller cubes
  2. Marinate this with ranch dressing for about 10 minutes
  3. Coat with the Shake n Bake seasoning
  4. Pop this into a preheated oven at 400 degrees and bake for about 20 minutes till cooked and crisp
  5. Set the chicken aside and start work on your Mac and Cheese.
  6. In a large pot of boiling, salted water cook the pasta to al dente and drain.
  7. Return to the pot and melt in the butter.
  8. Toss to coat.
  9. Whisk together the eggs, milk, hot sauce, salt, pepper, and mustard.
  10. Stir into the pasta and add the cheese.
  11. Over low heat continue to stir for 3 minutes or until creamy.
  12. Once this is done, throw in the chicken, toss the mixture, cook for an additional minute and then get ready to serve this piping hot.



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Marina is the grateful, Texas-based, Mommy of a book-loving, 9 year old daughter, a 5 year old son who loves all things that fly and a serene 1 year old daughter. Her husband (and best friend) is her biggest support as she shares snippets from the awesome life God has blessed them with on Mommy Snippets.

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  1. 1
    Betty Baez says:

    Interesting! My kids would probably love thi

  2. 2

    That looks great!

  3. 3

    This sounds so good!

  4. 4

    This is a great switch from the ole hot dog routine. My grands will love this! I added my Baked Apple link too. Happy Monday!

  5. 5
    Christina Burrell says:

    This sounds delicious and kid-friendly. Left a few of my Easter recipe links :-).

  6. 6

    Sadly I am not much of a cook. We had run late tonight and so pancakes are my standby quick meal as I know no one in the house will complain!

  7. 7

    My kids are super picky so I’m always trying to find something new for them. Going to have to try this one!

  8. 8

    I never thought to put mac n cheese with chicken…that might make it a bit healthier right? : )