Cheddar Chicken Mac and Cheese with Peas & Bacon

Prep Time 15 min
Cook Time 20 min
Servings 6


  • 2 cups Foster Farms Oven Roasted Diced Chicken Breast

  • ½ lb dry pasta shells, cooked al dente

  • 2 tbsps butter

  • 3 tbsps flour

  • 1 cup chicken stock

  • 1 cup milk, heated

  • 2 ½ cups cheddar cheese

  • 1-2 tsp hot sauce

  • 1-2 tsp salt

  • ½ cup frozen peas, rinsed to separate

  • ¼ cup bread crumbs

  • ¼ cup bacon, cooked and chopped


  • 1. In a medium saucepan, melt butter. Meanwhile, heat milk and stock together over medium heat.

    2. Whisk flour into melted butter and cook for 2 minutes. Slowly whisk in milk, stock mixture over medium heat until smooth.

    3. Cook 2 to 5 minutes until mixture comes to a simmer and is smooth. Remove from heat and stir in cheese, hot sauce and salt.

    4. In a large bowl, mix cooked pasta with sauce to blend well. Fold in chicken and peas.

    5. Pour into a buttered 9 x 13 baking dish. Top with breadcrumbs and bacon.

    6. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes until breadcrumbs are golden brown. Serve warm.

COOK TO A SAFE INTERNAL TEMPERATURE OF AT LEAST 165°F. ALWAYS use a meat thermometer to determine the temperature. Do not rely solely on suggested cooking times. Cooking appliances vary in temperature and cooking times are a GUIDE ONLY.