Macaroni and Cheese with Broccoli and Chicken


Macaroni and Cheese with Broccoli and Chicken

Love mac and cheese but hate excess calories? Then give this quick easy chicken recipe a try. Low fat cheese and whole wheat pasta cut calories, and chicken and broccoli add protein and nutrients.


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Cooking Time15 min


  • 4 skinless boneless chicken breast halves, cut into small pieces
  • 14 1/2 ounces can low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups whole wheat elbow macaroni, uncooked
  • 3/4 pound low fat Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 10 ounces package frozen chopped broccoli, thawed


  1. Spray a large skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Add chicken; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until no longer pink.
  2. Stir in broth. Bring to a boil. Stir in macaroni.
  3. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover. Simmer 8-10 minutes or until macaroni is tender.
  4. Add cheese and broccoli; stir until cheese is melted.

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