Chicken Chili Mac and Cheese

Move over Monday, my Chicken Chili Mac and Cheese recipe makes the beginning of the week feel like the weekend. Growing up playing soccer, I got used to the idea of carbo-loading. Now that I am older and not playing soccer on a regular basis, I like to indulge in a pasta dish every one in a while. This is the ultimate comfort food and I love it.

Since this is considered my birthday week (hehe)-- I am enjoying this delicious comfort food recipe with my family. This recipe is simple, filling and yummy. ENJOY!

Chicken Chili Mac and Cheese

Ingredients:

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 pound chicken, diced
  • 2 (14.5-ounce) cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 (15.5-ounce) can kidney beans
  • 1 (15.5-ounce) can pinto beans
  • 1 (15.5-ounce) can black beans
  • 1 (15.25-ounce) canned corn
  • 3 tablespoons mild chili powder
  • 1 (8-ounce) bag whole wheat macaroni pasta
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheese
  • salt and pepper, to tase

Directions:

  1. In a large skillet, saute olive oil, garlic and onion. Add chicken and cook throughly.
  2. Add diced tomatoes, beans and corn. Stir in chili powder. Bring to a boil.
  3. Add macaroni pasta to pan and reduce heat. Simmer for 3-5 minutes or until pasta is completely cooked.
  4. Top with cheese. Cover with lid and let cheese melt. Serve hot and enjoy!

Check out my first STEP BY STEP recipe video: instagram.com/p/BDmVeK2oRjv/.

Practice makes perfect! :) more coming soon.

 

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Kelly Sloan

Hi, I'm Kelly! I am a Cali girl who loves food, nutrition, hiking, and writing. I recently graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Human Nutrition. I grew up with an active lifestyle and eating healthy, however, I do have a major sweet tooth! I do believe that everything in moderation is good for a healthy lifestyle! I love to bake and create new recipes and I love to share food. I love to stay active and healthy with continuous fitness and nutritious foods throughout the week and I hope to share my recipes, food photography and travel experiences with you on my blog! #RD2Be