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High Protein Chicken Mac & Cheese

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High Protein Mac & Cheese

Noah Quezada RDN
High protein mac and cheese recipe swap
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 470 kcal

Equipment

  • Stove top
  • Grill
  • Chef knife
  • Mallet

Ingredients
  

  • 254 grams Barilla, Penne Protein + Can use Boonza or any lentil, chickpea pasta
  • 150 grams 0% fat Greek yogurt PLAIN!
  • 95 grams Medium cheddar cheese Shredded
  • 40 grams Kraft, Pizza, Mozzarella & Parmesan
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 whole egg
  • 2 whole chicken breast ~350 grams
  • 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1.25 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • Dash Salit and pepper

Instructions
 

  • start by preparing the two chicken breasts. Horizontally cut each chicken breast in half. Using the mallet we each half of the chicken until it is about 1/2 inch thick.
  • Prepare an egg bath by adding one egg to a bowl, add flower to a second bowl and finally add panko bread crumbs to a third and seperate bowl.
  • Dip the chicken breasts in the flour than the egg than the Panko to create a breading.
  • Grill a chicken breast on medium heat for about 3 to 4 minutes on each side.
  • COOK THE PASTA FOR JUST ONE TO TWO MINUTES UNDER WHAT THE BOX RECOMMENDS. THE BOX TYPICALLY RECOMMENDS 8 TO 10 MINUTES. Stir regularly
  • Turn the burner off and drain the water.Put the pasta back in the pot that you used to cook it in.
  • Add in the cheddar cheese and the Parmesan and mozzarella mix to pasta. Make sure that is all graded evenly. Stir in cheese until melted.
  • Add in all seasonings and Greek yogurt mix thoroughly.
  • Sliced grilled breaded chicken breast into 1 inch slices and top mac & cheese with chicken.

Notes

Nutrition: Calories: 470 Protein: 42 g Fat: 13 g Carb:46 g Fiber: 5 g
Each serving ~ 300 grams 
Keyword Chikpea, Craft, Food, Healthy, High Protein, high protein mac and cheese recipe, Low calorie, Mac & Cheese, Meal Prep, Muscle, Pasta, Planning, Recipe
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