|Chicken Macaroni Casserole|
Chicken - 500 gms boneless chicken breasts cut into small cubes
Macaroni - 2 cups, cooked and drained
Onions - 2, chopped into small cubes
Butter - 2+2 tbsp (app: 50 gms)
Capsicum - 1 medium sized, cut into bite sized pieces
Chicken Broth - 1 ½ cup
All-purpose flour - 1/4 cup
Pepper - 3-4 tsp (I prefer spicy dishes, can reduce the amt as per requirement)
Half n half cream (1 cup milk: 1 cup cream) - 2 cups
Cheese - 3/4 cup, grated (I prefer cheddar cheese)
Salt - as required
Parsley - chopped for garnishing
- Heat 2 tbspn butter in a pan and sauté chicken for about 3-5 mts,add pepper,onions, diced capsicum,salt and continue the procedure until cooked and remove from heat.
- In another pan add 2 tbspn melted butter. Stir in flour until smooth. Gradually add cream and 1-1/2 cups of the broth. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat and add cheese, stir until melted add salt if required.
- In a casserole or a baking dish add the above chicken mixture and pour the cooked sauce on top of it. Bake uncovered at 180degree for about 35-40 mts.Remove from the oven and garnish with parsley. Serve hot.