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Cheesy Chicken Macaroni

Cheesy Chicken Mac and Cheese

Ingredients:

1½ cups elbow macaroni
12 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breasts halves, cut into 1-inch pieces
¼ cup finely chopped onion
1 (6.5 ounce) container semisoft cheese with garlic and herb
1 ⅔ cups fat free milk
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
¾ cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
2 cups fresh baby spinach
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

Directions:

1. Cook macaroni according to package directions, omitting any salt; drain.

2. Meanwhile, coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and onion; cook for 4 to 6 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink and onion is tender, stirring frequently.

3. Remove skillet from heat and stir in semisoft cheese until melted.

4. In a medium bowl, whisk together milk and flour until smooth. Add to chicken mixture; cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly.

5. Stir in cheddar cheese until melted.

6. Add cooked macaroni and spinach; cook and stir for 1 to 2 minutes or until heated through and spinach begins to wilt.

7. Stir in tomatoes. Serve immediately.

Serves 5

Per serving
Calories 369
Total Fat 12g
Sat 7g
Protein 33g
Carb 33g
Fiber 4g
Cholesterol 85mg
Sodium 393mg


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