This post is sponsored by Foster Farms Simply Raised fresh chicken but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
Comfort food to me means carbs and sugars, and what better comfort food is there than mac and cheese!?
Why Foster Farms No Antibiotics Ever Simply Raised Fresh Chicken bacon mac and cheese of course!
It’s about the only thing that I can currently get my daughter to eat, so in order to get some protein in there that’s healthier, I buy the Foster Farms Simply Raised Chicken which contains no antibiotics ever at Target and incorporate it into our mac and cheese.
I like this chicken because it’s locally grown here in the PNW and California with no antibiotics ever. It’s fresh, all natural chicken that is American Humane Certified and fed a 100% vegetarian diet, without any added hormones or steroids. Foster Farms has been family-owned since its founding in 1939, which has been committed to producing only the highest-quality poultry for you and your family.
It’s also local, partnering with local family farms in the Pacific Northwest (depending on consumer location) so you can be rest assured the chicken you’re buying is delivered fresh within 48 hours or less.
And I’m not sure what’s going on with her eating habits, but my sister who has 3 kids assures me it is normal and a “stage” that’ll surely pass. I just hope it passes soon!
If you haven’t made mac and cheese before, it’s pretty simple and quick to put together. I need simple right now since I am trying to run a business, a blog and entertain a now toddler. Mom life; gotta love it!
Chicken Bacon Mac and Cheese Recipe
1 lb. macaroni pasta (or whatever noodles you prefer)
1 lb of chicken
1/2 c. of chopped bacon (I buy the precooked stuff from costco in a bag)
3 green onions chopped (or skip)
4 c. milk
½ c. flour
½ c. butter
6 c. freshly shredded sharp or white cheddar, or whatever cheese you prefer.
2 T. butter
1 T. salt
pepper to taste
2 T. of olive oil for chicken
(makes 10-12 servings)
- Boil the pasta as stated on package directions.
- Cut up the chicken into 1/2″ cubes. Toss them in a medium skillet with the olive oil over medium heat and cook about 10 minutes or until edges are opaque.
- Chop up the green onions and toss them in with the chicken. Once chicken is about done, toss the bacon in.
- Melt the butter in a large sauce pan over medium heat.
- Once melted, sprinkle in flour and whisk it until smooth for 2-3 minutes.
- Add in the salt and pepper.
- Slowly pour in the milk, whisking it until smooth until thickened.
- Stir in the shredded cheese until it’s a melty cheese sauce.
- Pour over cooked noodles and top it off with the chicken, bacon and onions and stir altogether.
Head on over to the Foster Farm page where you’ll find other great recipes that are a little more healthy and are considered the #newcomfortfood. The new comfort food is a modern interpretation of a classic comfort food dish with a healthy twist.