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Butter Chicken Mac ‘n’ Cheese

by Ellie Holland • featured in 12 Comfort Foods To Suit Every Mood

Ingredients

for 4 servings

  • 1 tablespoon
    butter
  • 2 ¼ cups
    chicken, chopped (300 g)
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste

Sauce

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon
    plain flour
  • 1 ¼ cups
    milk (300 mL)
  • ¼ cup
    butter chicken sauce (50 g)
  • 2 ¼ cups
    mozzarella cheese (250 g)
  • 2 ½ cups
    cheddar cheese (250 g)
  • 1 cup
    elbow pasta, cooked (200 g)
  • 1 cup
    mozzarella cheese, grafted (100 g)
  • fresh coriander, to garnish

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Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F).
  2. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium high heat until melted.
  3. Add the chicken, salt, and pepper. Fry for about 5-8 minutes or until cooked through. Take out and set aside.
  4. Add the onion and fry for 2 minutes.
  5. Stir in the flour.
  6. Gradually whisk in the milk.
  7. Whisk in the butter chicken sauce.
  8. Whisk in the mozzarella and cheddar cheese.
  9. Once the cheese has melted into the mixture, stir in the chicken and elbow pasta.
  10. Sprinkle on some more cheese on top.
  11. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes, until the cheese is brown and bubbling on top.
  12. Garnish with coriander.
  13. Enjoy!
 

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