Chicken with Creamy Mac and Cheese Recipe

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Crispy chicken in a honey sauce served over Creamy Mac and Cheese is everything you could ask for in a recipe and the recipe will become a family favorite.

INGREDIENTS

  • 8 oz macaroni pasta
  • 8 oz bacon, cubed and cooked
  • 1 lb chicken breast boneless skinless, sliced (total 2 pieces)

bowl 1-

  • 3 Tbsp all-purpose flour

bowl 2-

  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 Tbsp sour cream
  • 1 tsp vinegar

bowl 3-

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper

chicken Sauce-

  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp chicken broth
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • ¾ tsp chili powder

mac and cheese sauce-

  • 3 Tbsp bacon grease
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (see note)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Cook pasta according to package instructions. Cover and set aside.
  • Cut the chicken breast in half lengthwise.
  • Prepare bowl 1, bowl 2 and bowl 3.
  • Coat the chicken breast into the flour in bowl 1, transfer to the bowl 2 and coat.
  • Lastly, generously dredge in bowl 3. Repeat with remaining chicken.
  • In a skillet heat 3 Tbsp oil. Once hot, add the chicken breasts. Cook over med/high heat until fully cooked.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine honey, soy sauce, chicken broth, lemon juice, pepper, and chili powder.
  • Once the chicken is cooked pour in the honey sauce and bring to a simmer. Remove from heat and cover to keep warm.
  • Cut the bacon into small pieces and cook until crispy. Remove bacon from skillet, reserving about 1 Tbsp of grease.
  • Add butter and minced garlic to the skillet and cook until fragrant.
  • Vigorously mix in the flour until well combined.
  • Add the chicken broth, heavy whipping cream, Parmesan cheese, shredded cheese(s), salt, and pepper. Mix and bring to a soft boil.
  • Mix in the macaroni and bacon into the sauce.
  • Slice the chicken breast into slices and add to the creamy macaroni and cheese. Or serve chicken on the side.
  • Enjoy!