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If you read From Val’s Kitchen yesterday then you might recall I posted a review of Pirate’s Booty Mac & Cheese. (There’s also a giveaway in that post for a $50 treasure chest full of Pirate’s Booty loot! And info on the fun contest that Pirate’s Booty is holding, which has daily prizes and a grand prize of a family trip for four to the Wisconsin Dells!)
I enjoyed the mac & cheese all by itself, but I thought it would be fun to build a meal around it, instead of using it as a side. I chose to start with the aged white cheddar because it’s tasty and just a bit different then the orange mac & cheeses we usually have. I had some ground chicken that I knew would go well with the mac & cheese, and grabbed some frozen broccoli from the freezer too. The whole meal was ready in 15 minutes, and is perfect for a quick meal on those days where you’re on the go. Here’s how I made it.
Chicken And Broccoli Mac & Cheese
- 2 boxes Pirate’s Booty Aged White Cheddar Mac & Cheese
- 1 lb ground chicken
- 8-10 oz frozen chopped broccoli
- Salt and pepper to taste
Prepare mac & cheese according to instructions on the box.
While that is happening, brown the ground chicken.
This is also when you need to cook the broccoli. Either do it in the microwave if you have steamable broccoli, or boil it.
Drain the mac & cheese and put back into the pot.
Prepare mac & cheese according to instructions.
Drain the broccoli and add it to the mac & cheese, then stir well.
Drain the chicken and add it to the mac & cheese, stirring well.
Serve with salt and pepper to taste.