Hmmmmmmm..... Let's see here - chicken, pepper jack cheese AND bacon? What's not to love about this dish? It's got everything - dairy, grains, vegetables, proteins, fats... I mean the only thing missing is the fruit..... You can get that from your dessert :) Who knew a well balanced meal could come from a bowl of mac and cheese??
Although, this would be good baked with a nice crunchy topping, this is a very simple way to get a great mac and cheese on the table in less than 30 minutes. It's creamy, it's smooth, and it's sure to be a crowd pleaser!!
Just a quick note about comments.. I have no removed the word verification - I didn't get a single comment yesterday after I turned it on - I'm going to try moderating my comments and see if that works any better. Sorry for the inconvenience, but this spam stuff is pushing me close to not wanting to blog anymore!! It's sooo frustrating!!
Pepper Jack Mac N Cheese with Bacon and Chicken
Created by Jenn's Food Journey
1 large chicken breast, cooked and cut into bite size pieces
10 mini sweet peppers, roughly chopped
1 Serrano pepper (or jalapeno), finely chopped
5 strips of bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
2 cups elbow macaroni
5 oz evaporated milk
1 teaspoon hot sauce (I used Frank's Hot Sauce)
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3/4 teaspoon dry mustard
2 cups shredded pepper jack cheese
Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and put back in pot.
In a large measuring cup or bowl, mix together the egg, evaporated milk, hot sauce, salt, pepper and dry mustard until well combined. Place the pot of pasta back on low and slowly pour the mixture into the pasta, stirring to coat. Add the cheese 1 cup at a time and stir until cheese has melted. Add the chicken, sweet peppers, serrano, and bacon. Stir to combine. Allow to cook another minute or two, or until everything is heated through. Remove from heat and serve. Enjoy!
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