TUSCAN CHICKEN MAC AND CHEESE #healthy #dinnner #lunch #diet #vegan

TUSCAN CHICKEN MAC AND CHEESE  #healthy #dinnner #lunch #diet #vegan

No additional pots or dish to clean up, and negligible work with straightforward fixings. It will be difficult to return to customary Mac and Cheese after this! Stop and think for a minute: garlic + sun dried tomatoes + parmesan cheddar + mozzarella cheddar + spinach + smooth sauce + bested with container singed chicken = SO MUCH Flavor in this ONE POT Tuscan Chicken Mac And Cheese!

Since distributing this Garlic Parmesan Mac And Cheese a year ago, most perusers have been requesting that I make another comparable formula, however with MORE stuff included. This is the course my cerebrum went in on the grounds that it's evident the amount all of you cherish Tuscan. NOT customary Tuscan cooking — kindly don't holler at me — however Tuscan from Olive Garden.

In spite of the fact that this Tuscan Chicken Mac And Cheese is made in one pot, the pasta is splendidly covered in a sleek sauce filled to the overflow with as much cheddar as you need! I considered heating up the pasta first, evacuating it, at that point beginning the sauce. However, I additionally know how much my perusers love simple plans that you can simply put together in one pot or on a sheet skillet.

TUSCAN CHICKEN MAC AND CHEESE  #healthy #dinnner #lunch #diet #vegan

Also try our recipe : SLOW-COOKED RED WINE BEEF STEW #dinner #cooking

Ingredients :

  • 2 large skinless boneless chicken breasts pounded to 1-inch thickness (or 4 boneless and skinless chicken thigh fillets)
  • Salt and pepper, to season
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika (sweet or smokey)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 tablespoon oil, divided (use olive or canola oil)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small yellow onion chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic finely diced
  • 1/3 cup white wine OPTIONAL (use chicken broth instead if you wish)
  • 9 oz (250g) jarred sun dried tomato strips in oil (reserve 2 tablespoons of oil and drain the rest)
  • 3 level tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 3 cups milk OR light cream* or half and half, divided
  • 2 teaspoons dried Italian herbs
  • 10 ounces (300g) elbow macaroni uncooked (3 cups!)
  • 3 cups baby spinach leaves
  • 1 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1/2 cup grated cheese Cheddar or Gruyere
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley chopped

Instructions :

  1. Season chicken with salt, pepper, paprika, dried parsley and 2 teaspoons of the oil. Heat the remaining oil in a large (30cm or 12-inch) pot or pan over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and sear on both sides until golden brown, cooked through and no longer pink in the middle. Transfer chicken to a warm plate, tent with foil and set aside.
  2. To the same pan, add the butter and fry the onion and garlic until the onion becomes transparent, stirring occasionally (about 2 minutes). Pour in the white wine and allow to simmer for 5 minutes, or until beginning to reduce down.
  3. Add the sun dried tomatoes with 2 tablespoons of the sun dried tomato oil from the jar and cook for 1-2 minutes to release as much flavour as possible.
  4. Stir the flour into the pot and allow to cook for a further minute. Then, add the broth, 2 1/2 cups of milks (or cream/half and half), herbs, salt and pepper, and bring to a very low simmer (lower the heat if you need to). 
  5. Add the dry macaroni and stir occasionally as it comes to a simmer. Reduce heat down to medium low and stir regularly while it cooks (for about 9 - 10 minutes), or until the sauce thickens and the macaroni is just cooked (al dente: tender but still firm). Add the spinach and stir through until wilted. 
  6. Take the pot off the stove and stir all of the cheese in quickly. Adjust salt and pepper to taste. If the sauce it too thick, add the remaining 1/2 cup milk (or cream) in 1/4 cup increments, until reaching desired thickness. Keep in mind the sauce will continue to thicken as it cools. 
  7. Slice the chicken into strips and stir through the pasta (pour in any juices left from the chicken). Sprinkle with parsley, and stir through. Serve immediately!

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