BBQ Chicken Macaroni and Cheese: A Twist on a Classic Comfort Food

Welcome to Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ, where we take classic dishes and give them a delicious twist. Today, we have a mouthwatering recipe for BBQ Chicken Macaroni and Cheese that is sure to become a new favorite.

The Ultimate Comfort Food

Imagine combining the savory goodness of barbecue chicken with the creamy, cheesy decadence of homemade macaroni and cheese. This dish is the epitome of comfort food. Whether you’ve had a long day at work or just want to indulge in something delicious, BBQ Chicken Macaroni and Cheese is the answer.

BBQ Chicken Macaroni and Cheese

The Chicken: Easy and Stress-Free

Let’s start with the chicken. To keep things easy and stress-free, we recommend picking up a ready-to-eat rotisserie chicken from your local grocery store. The tender and flavorful meat from the rotisserie chicken is perfect for this recipe. If you have frozen chicken breasts at home, no worries. Simply boil them until cooked through and shred with a fork. Another option is to cook the chicken in your instant pot or slow cooker.

Homemade BBQ Sauce

Now it’s time to add a burst of flavor to the chicken. You can either use your favorite barbecue sauce or try our delicious homemade version. Mix the barbecue sauce with the shredded chicken and set it aside while we move on to the mac and cheese.

The Perfect Roux

The secret to a good macaroni and cheese lies in making a perfect roux for the sauce. Here’s how you do it:

  1. Combine flour and melted butter thoroughly with a whisk.
  2. Let the mixture heat for about a minute to remove the flour taste.
  3. Gradually add milk, about a tablespoon at a time, and watch as it thickens up.
  4. For a visual guide, check out the video on our website to see how a roux should look.
Further reading:  Quick and Easy BBQ Chicken Flatbread

Crunchy Breadcrumb Topping

To add a delightful crunch to the dish, we’ll create a simple breadcrumb topping. Melt some butter and stir it into the breadcrumbs, then spread this mixture over the top of the casserole. As the dish bakes, the breadcrumb topping forms a mouthwatering crunchy crust.

What to Serve with BBQ Chicken Macaroni and Cheese

BBQ Chicken Macaroni and Cheese is delicious on its own, but you can enhance the meal by serving it with a simple green salad or your favorite side vegetable. At Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ, we suggest trying our Apple Pecan Fall Salad or our crispy Kale Salad for a well-rounded and satisfying meal any night of the week.

Are you ready to indulge in a delicious twist on a classic comfort food? Head over to Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ to find more mouthwatering recipes, tips, and inspiration. Let’s fire up those grills and get cooking!