Mac & cheese with rotisserie chicken and roasted broccoli

Macros (makes 6 servings):

Protein: 62
Carbs: 116
Fat: 79
Calories: 1,423

Grocery List:

  • Rotisserie chicken
  • Bacon (one 12 oz package – I used Meyer’s center cut)
  • Broccoli (500 g, about three medium heads)
  • Olive oil (2 TBSP)
  • Elbow macaroni (two 16 oz boxes – only going to use 10 servings which is just over one box. You can probably get away with using only one box)
  • Cabot shredded cheese (one 8 oz package of Mac & Cheese flavor)
  • Cabot shredded cheese (one 8 oz package of Bacon & Cheddar flavor)
  • Heavy cream (one 8 oz container)
  • Milk (3 cups of 1%)
  • Butter (10 TBSP)
  • Flour (1/3 cup)
  • Panko breadcrumbs (180 g/six servings)
  • Seasonings: salt, pepper, Italian seasonings, cayenne, paprika


  1. Shred rotisserie chicken with your hands and remove unwanted bones/meat. Set aside.
  2. Dice the raw bacon into small bits and cook in a pan until desired tenderness
  3. Bring water to a boil and cook the noodles until desired tenderness. Drain and add to a 9×13 baking sheet
  4. In a large pot melt 6 TBSP butter
  5. Add flour (1/3 cup) and mix evenly
  6. Add milk (1 cup) and heavy cream (1 cup). Stir until sauce thickens a little bit.
  7. Add more milk (2 cups) and both packages of cheese.
  8. Mix for a few more minutes until sauce thickens again.
  9. Add cheese sauce to the noodles in the 9×13 pan. Mix thoroughly.
  10. Pre-heat oven to 400 ºF
  11. Cut broccoli away from the stems
  12. Add to a large bowl along with olive oil (2 TBSP). Add salt & pepper, Italian seasonings, and cayenne to taste.
  13. Line a baking tray with foil and spray with non-stick spray
  14. Place seasoned brussels on the tray face down and cook at 400 ºF for ~ 25 mins (note: you can save this step and cook the broccoli at the same time as the mac & cheese)
  15. Melt 4 TBSP butter in a large bowl
  16. Add breadcrumbs and mix thoroughly.
  17. Add breadcrumb mixture to the top of the mac and cheese
  18. Sprinkle paprika over the breadcrumbs
  19. Bake in the oven at 400 ºF for 25-30 minutes
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