Chicken Bacon Mac and Cheese Recipe

Chicken Bacon Mac and Cheese Recipe

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

 

Chicken Bacon Mac and Cheese Recipe

Ingredients:

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)

Directions:

  • 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.

Chicken bacon mac and cheese

And enjoy!

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.

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20 Comments

  1. September 6, 2016 / 12:40 AM

    Mac and cheese and bacon, now there is no way this could not be good. I love making homemade mac and cheese with different ingredients. This sounds like a winner.

  2. September 6, 2016 / 6:28 AM

    I have been looking for new recipes, we are sick of what we’ve been eating over and over again! This looks delicious, easy and I know my family would eat it.
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  3. September 6, 2016 / 6:52 AM

    Getting my kids to eat meat is a real struggle. My son is on a bacon kick so maybe I could get him to eat the chicken if it’s nestled into this bacon and cheesy pasta! Great idea.

  4. Dee
    September 6, 2016 / 12:51 PM

    This look like a very good dish, I mean seriously how in the world can you go wrong with Chicken and Mac and Cheese. I have never had Mac and Cheese with Bacon, but I am going to have to try it.

  5. Pam
    September 6, 2016 / 1:01 PM

    This sounds so good. Macaroni and cheese is a family favorite, and you can’t go wrong when you add bacon to it.

  6. September 6, 2016 / 3:57 PM

    This recipe sounds delicious and so easy to make. This is perfect for a quick school night dinner.

  7. September 6, 2016 / 4:26 PM

    This is a great spin on an old classic! I will definitely be adding this to my recipe box! And not having antibiotics added? Glad this is an option!

  8. September 6, 2016 / 6:10 PM

    Oh this rocks! I bet my family would love this twist on mac and cheese. What a cool idea.

  9. September 6, 2016 / 6:52 PM

    Yummy! We love mac and cheese and we always top it with bacon, but I love how you added chicken in this recipe. We are going to get the healthy benefit of added protein in a dish we adore!

  10. Rebecca Swenor
    September 6, 2016 / 7:21 PM

    This chicken bacon mac and cheese recipe sounds delicious. My family loves mac & cheese and I would love to add a couple things to it to make it taste great. I love the idea of using the Foster Farms chicken with no antibiotics or steroids added to it. Thanks for sharing this awesome chicken and this delicious recipe.

  11. September 6, 2016 / 8:01 PM

    I always purchase hormone free chicken as well for my family. I like organic chicken best. Great recipe

  12. September 6, 2016 / 8:19 PM

    Mac n cheese is always good, I love that you added chicken and bacon. I must try this!

  13. Angelic Sinova
    September 6, 2016 / 9:23 PM

    This Chicken Bacon Mac and Cheese looks super yummy. I LOVE chicken and Mac and Chesse so combining that with bacon sounds mouthwatering!

  14. September 7, 2016 / 6:55 AM

    This recipe is a must try. I have tried several of versions of Mac, bacon and chicken— but this one is mouth watering 🙂

  15. Robin Rue
    September 8, 2016 / 7:16 AM

    I never really thought to add meat to my mac and cheese. This looks so delicious and I must give it a try!

  16. Anosa
    September 12, 2016 / 8:51 AM

    Looks delicous, always happy to try new pasta recipes and this one is super simple. Looks so creamy I really like the look of it

  17. September 14, 2016 / 2:43 PM

    I love the idea of putting chicken in Mac & Cheese. I think it balances out the bacon. Your recipe is yumm!

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