Mac and Cheese Chicken Skillet Recipe
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Mac and Cheese Chicken Skillet Recipe

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“This is a wonderful and speedy Italian-style entree. Just open your pantry and you'll discover a quick-fix for dinner!” Margaret Wilson - Hemet, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 package (7-1/4 ounces) macaroni and cheese dinner mix
  • 2-1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup chopped zucchini
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Italian stewed tomatoes, drained

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 245 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 49mg cholesterol, 966mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 22g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, cook chicken in oil over medium-high heat until no longer pink.
  2. Set aside the cheese packet from the macaroni dinner mix. Stir in the pasta, broth, zucchini, onion and oregano. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 7-8 minutes or until pasta is tender, stirring occasionally.
  3. Stir in tomatoes and the contents of the reserved cheese packet. Cook and stir for 3-4 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Mac and Cheese Chicken Skillet in Simple & Delicious January/February 2009, p58

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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psalmofpraise User ID: 7449918 230824
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2015

"easy one-pot recipe! Added garlic to the chicken and doubled the zucchini. It had too much liquid for my liking, but wasn't a huge problem after letting it sit for a bit."

jljett User ID: 3107017 67445
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2011

"Didn't have any onions, so added onion powder and used petite diced tomatoes. It was great! My 4 year old really enjoyed it!"

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