One-Pot Chicken Enchilada Mac and Cheese

One-Pot Chicken Enchilada Mac and Cheese

Have some leftover chicken that you don't know what to do with? Transform it into a cheesy and comforting one-pot dinner sensation. Garnish with your favorite enchilada toppings if desired.
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  • Serves: 8 persons



  1. Step 1

    Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  2. Step 2

    Combine enchilada sauce, half-and-half, and green chiles in the same pot over medium heat and cook until warm, 5 to 10 minutes. Slowly add Cheddar cheese and pepperjack cheese and whisk continuously until melted, about 5 minutes. Return cooked macaroni to the pot. Add chicken and cilantro and stir until combined and heated through, about 5 minutes more.