Everyone likes mac and cheese. Everyone has their favorite kind of mac and cheese. My favorite is actually really simple. It’s one that I posted awhile back and is in my recipe index. But this one is another favorite of mine. It has chicken, green chiles, pepper jack cheese….all, really good stuff. Now, I used fresh green Anaheim chiles, but you can use the canned green chiles. They will work just fine. This is definitely one of those comfort dishes. It’s rich, ooey gooey, creamy deliciousness. Enjoy!
Green Chile Chicken Mac and Cheese
serves 4, or 3 hungry people
1/2 pound elbow macaroni boiled to al dente and drained
1/2 stick of butter
3 cups of milk
1/4 cup of flour
3 cups of grated pepper jack cheese
1/2 cup diced green chiles (I roasted 4 green Anaheim chiles and peeled them)
salt and pepper to taste
1 chicken breast cooked and sliced
Put the cooked macaroni in a large baking dish. Add the chicken slices and the chiles. Set aside. In a saucepan, on low heat, melt the butter. add the flour and whisk till smooth. DON’T LET IT GET BROWN. Slowly add the milk. Add the grated cheese a little at a time, stirring into a nice smooth sauce. Add salt and pepper to taste. Pour sauce over the cooked macaroni. Stir everything together. Bake at 350 for about 25 minutes. Add more cheese on top if you like!