BBQ Chicken Mac and Cheese – a 30 minute delicious meal that’s perfect for the entire family. Take your classic mac and cheese to a whole new level of flavor!
Sometimes Friday couldn’t come soon enough. And although Fridays we usually eat out or order take out, today I decided to make a quick dinner. I love quick dinners that you can finish in 30 minutes or less. Especially after a long day at work, because by the time I get home, I’m pretty much brain dead. Completely mentally exhausted.
That’s why I love this meal. Not much thinking required. As usual I wanted to throw in some veggies in there, so I had these beautiful oyster mushrooms, which you can totally skip or use regular mushrooms, and threw in some peas as well. I guess I feel guilty when I eat mac and cheese, but somehow I don’t feel guilty anymore if I know there are some veggies in there. Some broccoli would work great as well if you don’t want or like mushrooms. But I just love this style of mac and cheese because it’s so versatile. You can literally use any veggies you love and need I mention that this is a perfect way to get your kids to eat some veggies? They’re well hidden in the sauce, so I guarantee you won’t hear any complaints.
- 2 cups of uncooked elbow pasta
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 cup oyster mushrooms, chopped (any mushrooms would work here)
- ½ cup frozen peas, thawed
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tbsp flour
- 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded, you can use a blend of cheeses too
- 1 tbsp BBQ sauce
- 2 cooked chicken breasts, cut in cubes or shredded
- salt and pepper to taste
- chives for garnish