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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

bacon, chicken & chipotle mac and cheese

~ 8 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 box (12 oz) penne
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons flour
1 tablespoon powdered mustard
1/2 tablespoon chipotle chili powder
3 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 large egg
~ 2 cups cheddar, shredded
~ 2 cups cooked, shredded chicken
~1.5 cups green beans
Sea salt
Black pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Cook bacon however you like. I like to bake it in the oven so that I can do other things while it is cooking.
For the rest of the dish, I followed Alton's directions almost to a T. The only difference was that I added my bacon and chicken after the cheese and I left off the bread crumbs.

This was a great recipe and a great way to use up chicken that is not boring. We get in a rut of having the same things, so this way a nice change.

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