Tuscan Chicken Mac n Cheese is a one-pot dinner made on the stove in less than 30 minutes. No need to clean additional pots and pans, just use simple raw materials to complete the minimum work. After this, it is difficult to return to normal Mac and Cheese!
The thing is like this: garlic + sun-dried tomatoes + parmesan cheese + mozzarella cheese + spinach + cream sauce + skillet chicken = many flavors in this pot of Tuscan chicken macaroni and cheese! And cheese, withered spinach and dried tomato strips. Put two pieces of chicken breast on top of the macaroni and cheese, spoon in the pan, ready to serve! Mac n Cheese Since I released this Parmesan Garlic Mac n Cheese last year, most readers have been asking me to make another similar recipe, but with more things added. This is the direction my brain is heading, because it is obvious how much they love Tuscany. Not the traditional Tuscan cuisine, please don’t yell at me, but Tuscany from the olive grove.
If you have been following me for a while, you will also know how I twist things: creamy garlic Butter, Tuscan shrimp, creamy Tuscan garlic butter. salmon. Do you see where I am going? A close-up image of steaming Tuscan macaroni and cheese with a spoon. One-Pot Pasta Although this Tuscan Chicken Mac n cheese is made in one pot, the pasta is perfectly coated with a silky sauce and filled with the cheese you want! I first thought about cooking the pasta, taking it out, and then starting with the sauce. But I also know how my readers like simple recipes that can be placed in a pot or pan. Cheese For this macaroni and cheese Tuscan chicken, I used Parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese and a little cheddar cheese, but you can use any cheese. You think this will taste good. Optional add-ons. You can add sliced mushrooms, pork instead of chicken, chicken thighs or breasts, zucchini (if you want), diced eggplant, fire-roasted peppers instead of sun-dried tomatoes… the choices are endless!
The frying pan is filled with creamy Tuscan Macn cheese, withered spinach and sun-dried tomato strips! Put two slices of chicken breast on top of Mac & Cheese and spoon in the instant frying pan! How to make macaroni and cheese Choose a large frying pan to hold everything and avoid unnecessary spills (anything over 12 inches or over 6 quarts is perfect). Suture boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breasts. We prefer thighs, but if you don’t like dark meat, breasts are just as good. Use dry pasta…no need to cook anything. I use white wine because I like the added flavor, but you can add chicken broth! Mac n Cheese Sauce To make this Mac n cheese close to the traditional macaroni and cheese that we all love, I use butter as a base. If you want, you can use oil! Reserve 2 tablespoons of sun-dried tomato oil.
You can use more or less if you want, but I like the oily taste! I chose to use flour in the sauce to keep the macaroni and cheese tradition. It does not necessarily produce a batter, but the taste is indeed similar. If you find lumps in the flour after adding the flour for the first time, don't worry. When you add the liquid and start heating, they will eventually cook well. When you add the liquid, stir the flour well. You will see it start to thicken with the heat. Stir the pasta into the sauce mixture regularly to avoid making a mess.
Stir it every minute or so, and watch the magic unfold! If you want, you can add 1/2 cup light or heavy cream before adding spinach to get a deeper creaminess. Once the pasta is hard (not too soft), remove it from the heat! Remember, it will continue to cook in hot sauce, you don't want to end up with mushy pasta. Enjoy the cheese of your choice, or follow the recipe and use the combination we use. Remember to taste the taste and adjust the salt and pepper (if necessary) to your liking! I didn't add crumbs on it, but if you want, you can! Just make sure you start with the baking sheet so that you don't need to transfer anything. Use the breadcrumbs in this recipe.
Close-up image of Tuscan macaroni and cheese, scooped up with a spoon. Silky, creamy, super cheesy… this Tuscan Chicken Mac n cheese will become your new favorite! More pasta recipes! Creamy Chicken Mushroom Pasta (light) Creamy Garlic Parmesan Macaroni and Cheese Lean One-Pot Chicken Bacon Fettuccine Alfredo Watch us make Tuscany Macaroni and Chicken Cheese (one-pot, stovetop) right here