Monday, December 19, 2016

Creamy Mac & Cheese With Chicken & Ham ??????????

Warm and cheesy macaroni and cheese, every mom need a solid Mac & Cheese recipe in their back pocket. This is mine, a life saving recipe when I need to fix a quick meal with limited fresh ingredients, especially during school holiday that I have no access to market. 

Photo updated: 9 Jan 2017
Mac & Cheese with scallops, ham, mushrooms and peas. 

No-bake version using this recipe, skipped the oven. 
Tips: Cook the macaroni the night before, morning just saute ingredients and cook the sauce. ;) ???????,????,????????????,??!:D
 Packed for my P2 boy to eat during school recess.
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Ingredients: Yield 1 adult serving/ 2 kids servings

60g Macaroni ???  60? 

1 clove Garlic (minced) ?? 1?,??

80g Chicken Breast ??? 80?,??,????????????
(skinless, boneless, cut into chunks, seasoned with garlic salt and pepper)

20g Ham (chopped) ?? 20?,??

3 tbsp Parmesan Cheese ?????? 3??

2-3 Brown Button Mushroom (sliced) ??? 2-3 ?,??

Some oil for cooking ???

Sauce: ???

15g Butter ?? 15?

100ml Cooking Cream ??? (???)100?

110ml Chicken Stock ?? 110?

1 tbsp Plain Flour ???? 1??

2 slices Cheddar Cheese ???? 2?(????????? 50?)
or 50g Shredded Cheddar

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Method: ??

1. Cook macaroni in salted water according to the package instruction. Drain and set aside. Preheat oven 220'C.

2. Heat some oil in a saucepan, cook garlic until fragrant. Add in chicken follow by mushrooms, stir fry until cooked, season with salt and pepper, remove from heat.

3. In another saucepan, heat butter using low heat. 

4. Stir in flour. Mix until smooth.

5. Stir in cooking cream, mix well. Turn the heat to medium low. Stir in chicken broth, mix well.

6. Add in cheddar cheese.

7. Turn to low heat, stir constantly until the cheese melted. Remove from heat.

8. Place macaroni, chicken, mushrooms and ham in an oven-safe earthenware dish.

9. Pour the sauce over it. Use a spoon, gently mix well. 

10. Top with Parmesan cheese.

11. Bake in a preheated oven for 10-12 minutes. When it's ready, garnish with dried parsley and serve warm.
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