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Deluxe Mac and Cheese with Ground Chicken Meatballs

Mac and cheese with meatballs oh my! This delicious dish from the Chicken Farmers of Canada is guaranteed to be a hit with both kids and adults alike. Another guarantee is that Canadian chicken farmers adhere to a strict mandatory On-Farm Food Safety Program, a national standard that has received federal, provincial and territorial government recognition and full recognition by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

  • Cooking: 25
  • Prep: 10
Yields 6 Deluxe Mac and Cheese with Ground Chicken Meatballs

Ingredients

Meatballs:

  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) dry seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 small onion, grated
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) finely chopped chives
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) Dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp (2.5 mL) each salt and pepper
  • 1 lb (0.5 kg) ground chicken

Mac and Cheese:

  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) butter
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups (1 L) whole milk
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) Dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp (2.5 mL) each salt and pepper
  • 4 cups (1000 mL) shredded cheese
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) grated Parmesan cheese
  • 12 oz (345 g) elbow macaroni or other short cut noodles, cooked and drained

Preparation

Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). In large bowl, stir together bread crumbs, onion, egg, parsley, chives, mustard, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper until well combined. Crumble in ground chicken; mix gently to combine.

Roll into 18 meatballs; arrange on greased foil-lined baking sheet. Lightly coat meatballs with nonstick cooking spray. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through.

Mac & Cheese

Meanwhile, melt butter in large saucepan set over medium heat; sprinkle flour over top. Cook, stirring constantly, for about 2 minutes or until lightly browned. Slowly whisk in some of the milk until smooth. Add remaining milk, along with mustard, garlic, salt and pepper. Bring to simmer; cook for about 5 minutes or until thickened.

Remove from heat. Whisk in cheese, a handful at a time, until melted and well combined. Stir in pasta. Serve immediately with meatballs.

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