The other day I made some traditional chili mac for my family, which my husband absolutely loves because it reminds him of ‘hamburger helper but better’. So as we were sitting there gobbling down our dinner, I was already day dreaming about ways to change/make this dish better and my own. And then it hit me, White Chicken Chili Mac. I was going to make a delicious and easy mac and cheese with a white chicken chili as the base.
I started with a typical white chili base white beans, green chilies, onion, garlic, and of course chicken. For this recipe I wanted it to make it fast and simple, made for a busy weeknight so I opted for precooked shredded chicken. You can use leftover chicken, rotisserie chicken, or cook up some chicken ahead of time specifically for this meal. Whatever works easiest for you!
So with the chili base all set, it was time to add the mac. And adding the mac is as simple as adding some chicken broth and noodles. Then adding the cheese, I chose a simple mixture of white cheddar and a little mozzarella.
So preparing it all in the pot takes under 30 minutes and dinner is served. This White Chicken Chili Mac is soon to be your new comfort food mashup 🙂
TIPS & TRICKS:
- I use Cavatappi Pasta in this recipe mostly because it is such a fun noodle to eat but if you can’t find it no sweat Elbow Pasta will work just as well
Peace & Love
Lauren, The Schmidty Wife
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