Thursday, February 14, 2013

Gluten Free Chipotle Chicken Mac & Cheese

Oh boy.

You guys, I got you something for Valentine’s Day.

No, it’s not chocolate. Or flowers. Or a stuffed teddy bear.

It’s a recipe. A recipe that is SO good – SO tasty, that it really is a gift…or at least Parrish felt that way!

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Because what’s better than chocolate? CHEESE!

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Gluten Free Chipotle Chicken Mac and Cheese – oh yeah. It’s so good!

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Creamy, cheesy gluten free macaroni with spicy chicken and a crunchy Panko topping – YUM!

Even better: it was super easy to make! This is definitely a semi-homemade recipe that even uses leftovers! Bonus points!

Gluten Free Chipotle Chicken Mac and Cheese

You’ll need:

One box of Annie’s Gluten Free Creamy Deluxe Mac and Cheese – prepared according to box

2 cups cooked chicken – diced

1/4 cup Wishbone Buffalo Ranch

1/4 cup Moore’s Buffalo Sauce

Kinnikinnick Gluten Free Panko Breadcrumbs

one scallion, diced

Prepare the mac and cheese according to the box.

Mix together your chicken, buffalo ranch, and buffalo sauce. I had actually grilled extra chicken breasts on Monday night when I made the Chipotle Cheat bowls. That made tonight’s supper EASY!

Mix the chicken in with your prepared mac and cheese. Then spread in an oven safe container and sprinkle with gluten free panko breadcrumbs. Broil on high until the breadcrumbs brown. Serve with scallions on top.

Easy right?

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Even better: You can totally make this your own!

Don’t have grilled chicken? Use gluten free chicken strips like Perdue. Don’t have Moore’s? Just use Wishbone and vice versa. Don’t have panko? Skip it! Or use crushed tortilla chips to add your crunch.

You can change it up – it will still be delicious!

Parrish has added this dish to his Top Five favorite meals! Looks like GF Chipotle Chicken Mac & Cheese will be added to the regular rotation.

Happy Valentine’s Day!