Melanie's Mac and Cheese with Chicken

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 5
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 376.4
  • Total Fat: 28.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 96.3 mg
  • Sodium: 635.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 16.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.3 g
  • Protein: 17.4 g

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Very Velveeta cheesy recipe, whole wheat Rotini, and chicken breast. Very Velveeta cheesy recipe, whole wheat Rotini, and chicken breast.
Number of Servings: 5


    3 small strips of no skin, no fat, chicken breast
    7 oz of Velveeta Cheese Product
    2 cups of 1% Milk
    1/2 cup of unsalted, Butter
    1 cup of Whole Wheat Rotini Pasta
    dash of salt and pepper (to taste)


- Preheat oven to 350 degrees

***Complete the first four steps at the same time***

- In a medium saucepan boil water for the Rotini, once water in boiling add pasta and cook about 13-15 minutes
- In a small skillet cook the 3 chicken strips on Medium heat for about 10-12 minutes
- In a small saucepan add milk and butter and over low-medium heat, melt the butter
- Cut the Velveeta into small cubes

- In small 9 inch clear round glass baking dish (or other small glass baking dish) add the cooked Rotini, then the milk and butter mix, then the Velveeta, stir these all together, then place the chicken strips on top (but have some of the mixture covering the chicken so it's not completely exposed and dries out while baking)

- Cook for about 25-30 minutes (stirring every 10 minutes)


***This recipe is very very cheesy, so you may want to cut back on adding this much cheese or use a different type of cheese to suit your taste :)

Number of Servings: 5

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user VTMELWEL.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This one I made before, I used my left over chicken and added broccoli added cheese and baked it with more cheese. My family loved it,they did not know it was leftovers.. Micki - 4/25/09

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Is there a healthier alternative than using Velveeta? Wouldn't some low fat cheddar be better? - 4/21/09

    Reply from VTMELWEL (4/21/09)
    They do offer low-fat Velveeta in some supermarkets, but not in mine unfortunately...

    You could use any of your favorite cheese blends

    Hope this helps :)

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    i just made this recipe, but it is very runny...i'm still new at this cooking thing, so any idea what i may have done wrong? - 5/8/09

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    I think a low fat cheese, less butter and also skim milk would make this a truly healthy recipe. Otherwise its really just mac n cheese with some added protein from chicken - 4/22/09

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    skim milk and less butter would also lower the fat if you do use velvetta - 4/21/09