Baked Macaroni and Chicken

My Favourite Pasta Recipes

Baked Macaroni and Chicken myfavouritepastime.com_2422_2It’s such lovely and warm day I can’t imagine I’m sitting indoors trying to finish this post. One of my new years’ resolutions was to keep to the schedule so I’ve no choice but o get it done right now. I’ve been making this recipe for a long time, but every time I want it, am always searching for the book where I scribbled the list of ingredients. It’s so much better to have recipes online because you can access them from any corner of the world.

Baked Macaroni and Chicken myfavouritepastime.com_2428The recipe is very simple and versatile too. If you don’t like chicken you can use turkey or any other white meat. Talk about white meat, I’ve never baked macaroni with fish. I don’ know why. Do you have a recipe for white fish and macaroni? The meat lovers can also use beef or pork instead of chicken. Ground (minced) beef would be an ideal substitute. For the sauce I always add a good quality tomato soup but there are times when I’ve used mushrooms and added a nice creamy mushroom soup instead. The vegetables can also be varied to your liking. You can use other combinations like peas, peppers or cauliflower.  I hope you enjoy this simple but delicious recipe. I wish you a lovely weekend. Please click on to the recipe…

  • Ingredients
  • 400g (14oz) elbow macaroni
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 450g (1 Ib) boneless chicken, diced
  • 3 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot diced (1 cup when diced)
  • 2 medium zucchini, diced (3 cups when diced)
  • 284ml (9.6oz) can condensed tomato soup and 1 cup + 2 tablespoons water 
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2-3 cups grated mature cheddar cheese or other cheese of your choice

Baked Macaroni and Chicken myfavouritepastime.com_2301Please always remember to assemble all ingredients before you start. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Cook macaroni in plenty of salted water as per packet instructions until just tender but with a bit of a crunch. Drain and toss with 1 tablespoon olive oil.

Baked Macaroni and Chicken myfavouritepastime.com_2306Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a heavy based pan or wok and fry chicken quickly over high heat until browned and no longer pink. Drain chicken on paper towel.

Baked Macaroni and Chicken myfavouritepastime.com_2307In the same pan, cook the bacon until browned,

Baked Macaroni and Chicken myfavouritepastime.com_2313and then add the onion and carrot and cook gently on medium low heat for 10 minutes.

Baked Macaroni and Chicken myfavouritepastime.com_2316Add Zucchini

Baked Macaroni and Chicken myfavouritepastime.com_2416and the soup and water, and simmer uncovered, 5 minutes.. Remove from heat.

Baked Macaroni and Chicken myfavouritepastime.com_2418 Toss in the pasta, chicken and sour cream into the tomato mixture and season to taste.

Baked Macaroni and Chicken myfavouritepastime.com_2420Spread the pasta mixture into a shallow ovenproof dish ((I used a 13 x 9 inch) and top with the cheese.

Baked Macaroni and Chicken myfavouritepastime.com_2422Bake 20 minutes or until golden and cooked through.

Baked Macaroni and Chicken myfavouritepastime.com_2136Serve hot

Baked Macaroni and Chicken myfavouritepastime.com_2133It was delicious. We make this once a week. You can vary the vegetables, the soup or the meat you add to suit you.

Baked Macaroni and Chicken

Preparation time: 15 minutes; Total Cooking time: 1 hour; Serves: 4-6

Ingredients

  • 400g (14oz) elbow macaroni
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 450g (1 Ib) boneless chicken, diced
  • 3 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot diced (1 cup when diced)
  • 2 medium zucchini, diced (3 cups when diced) 
  • 284ml (9.6oz) can condensed tomato soup and 1 cup + 2 tablespoons water
  • ½ cup sour cream 
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2-3 cups grated mature cheddar cheese or other cheese of your choice

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Cook macaroni in plenty of salted water as per packet instructions until just tender but with a bit of a crunch. Drain and toss with 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a heavy based pan or wok and fry chicken quickly over high heat until browned and no longer pink. Drain chicken on paper towel.
  3. In the same pan, cook the bacon until browned, and then add the onion and carrot and cook gently on medium low heat for 10 minutes. Add Zucchini, soup and water and simmer uncovered, 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  4. Toss in the pasta, chicken and sour cream into the tomato mixture and season to taste. Spread the pasta mixture into a 13 x 9 (33 x 23cm) inch ovenproof dish and top with the cheese. Bake 20 minutes or until golden and cooked through. Serve.
  5. Last updated: April 5, 2018

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Author: Liz

I love everything food: eating, cooking, baking and travelling. I also love photography and nature.

28 thoughts

    1. Ha ha macaroni in the morning? not a bad idea. I have some left overs here. Maybe I could drop them into the virtual chute? Have a lovely day!
      Liz

  1. Yum! Macaroni with tomato sauce (but with ground pork) has been a childhood favorite. Your recipe brings back so much memories. Thanks for sharing. Time to make one. 🙂

    1. I love macaroni and ground pork too. I used to make it every week some years ago. I think I should make some this week! Thanks and enjoy the week!
      Liz

    1. I really enjoyed. I’ve just come back home (10pm) and now watching news before I retire to bed. Have a lovely Sunday and best wishes!
      Liz

  2. Well, that caught me by surprise, I immediately thought Mac and cheese…LOL! Well, why not Mac and chicken? What a great idea, and it looks totally delicious. (I think I’m getting hungry) it started out to be a nice sunny day but some clouds rolled in and I still refuse to wear long pants. Shorts R me! How are things in your part of the country? PS….saved recipe in iPad! Thank you.

    1. Ha ha Everybody thinks “Mac and Cheese” but this has cheese too but is more versatile. I’ve just made it for dinner and added celery because I have this huge bunch of celery that has to be used every time I am cooking…otherwise it will end up in a bin somewhere! Today I used Canadian peameal bacon. It’s less fatty but I still added lots of sour cream (LOL). I wore a capri pant so neither here nor there but it’s still nice and sunny and warm here. My windows, doors etc are open What a lovely feeling with fresh air breezing in and birds tweeting in the background and children’s laugher in the air. Omg it feels like heaven…I have added weight so I’m refraining from shorts. Thanks for saving and being such a lovely friend. I wish you the best of the weekend. Best wishes!
      Liz

    1. Oh yes, just cooking ditto for dinner tonite. My kids love pasta…
      Virual hugs to you
      And by the way I bought lots of fresh fruits and have been gobbling instead of sweets. Best wishes!
      liz

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