Macaroni + Cheese with Broccoli + Chicken

A clean version of mac and cheese is alright in my book!!! This recipe is from the cookbook, Fixate.

Ingredients

  • 4 oz. dry whole wheat elbow macaroni
  • 4 tsp organic coconut oil (or organic grass-fed butter)
  • 2 Tbsp unbleached whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 1/4 cups freshly grated extra-sharp cheddar cheese
  • 3 cups cooked chopped chicken breasts
  • 6 cups chopped broccoli florets, steamed
  • 1 tsp sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Cook macaroni according to package instructions. Set aside.
  2. Melt butter or oil in large saucepan over medium heat.
  3. Add flour; cook, whisking constantly, for 1 minutes, or until brown (don’t let it burn).
  4. Slowly whisk in almond milk; cook, whisking constantly, for 2-3 minutes, or until melted.
  5. Add macaroni, chicken, broccoli, salt and pepper; cook, stirring constantly for 1 minute, or until heated through.
  6. Serve immediately.

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