Chicken Chile Mac n' Cheese

Chicken Chile Mac n' Cheese

The ultimate slightly spicy comfort food. This creamy, baked Chicken Chile Mac n' Cheese uses chile peppers, sharp cheddar and black olives for a delicious dinner. Recipe provided by the California Olive Committee.


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 2 anaheim chile peppers, diced

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour

  • 2 1/4 cups low sodium chicken broth

  • 2 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese

  • 1 (1 lbs.) box macaroni pasta, cooked

  • 8 ounce grilled chicken breast, diced

  • 1 (6 oz.) can Lindsay┬« Ripe Pitted Olives

  • 1/2 cup Japanese style panko breadcrumbs

  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika

Cooking Directions

  1. Heat butter in a large saucepan over medium heat until melted and foamy

  2. Stir in peppers and garlic and cook for 2 minutes.

  3. Whisk in flour and cook for 1-2 more minutes until smooth and golden. Whisk in chicken broth, a half cup at a time, until smooth and bring to a boil. Turn heat down to simmer and cook for 3-4 minutes

  4. Stir in cheese and remove from heat.

  5. Add pasta, chicken and olives and pour into a lightly greased 9-inch by 13-inch baking dish. Top with breadcrumbs, sprinkle with paprika and bake in a 400┬░F oven for 15-20 minutes.


  • Calories340
  • Fat6g
  • Protein17g
  • Cholesterol10mg
  • Total Carbs51g

Percent (%) Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower based on your calorie needs.

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