Butter Chicken Skillet Mac and Cheese Butter Chicken Skillet Mac and Cheese

Butter Chicken Skillet Mac and Cheese Image by: Jodi Pudge Author: Gilean Watts and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

We've taken the classic Indian flavours of butter chicken and paired it with macaroni for the ultimate comfort meal.

  • Prep time 20 minutes
  • Total time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 340 g boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 3) , cubed
  • Pinch each salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • Half onion , chopped
  • 4 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup prepared butter chicken sauce
  • 1 3/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 teaspoon tandoori masala (optional)
  • 2 cups elbow macaroni
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Method

Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. In large cast-iron or ovenproof skillet, melt 1 tbsp of the butter over medium heat; cook chicken, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink inside, about 5 minutes. Transfer to bowl. Set aside.

In same pan, melt remaining butter over medium heat; cook onion, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 2 minutes. Sprinkle in flour; cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Gradually whisk in milk and butter chicken sauce; cook, whisking, until thick enough to coat back of spoon, about 4 minutes. Stir in 1 1/2 cups each of the Cheddar and mozzarella until melted. Stir in chicken and tandoori masala (if using). Meanwhile, in large saucepan of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions for al dente; drain well. 

Stir pasta into chicken mixture until coated. Sprinkle with remaining Cheddar and mozzarella; broil until top is bubbling and lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Let stand for 4 minutes. Sprinkle with cilantro.

Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Nutritional facts Per each of 6 servings: about

  • Fibre 1 g
  • Sodium 653 mg
  • Sugars 6 g
  • Protein 36 g
  • Calories 569
  • Total fat 31 g
  • Potassium 370 mg
  • Cholesterol 123 mg
  • Saturated fat 19 g
  • Total carbohydrate 35 g

%RDI

  • Iron 13
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 44
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 47
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 27
  • Vitamin C 2
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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Butter Chicken Skillet Mac and Cheese

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