Thursday, March 5, 2015

Chicken Jalapeno Popper Mac and Cheese

I try and make most of my meals low calorie and weight watcher friendly, but some days you've just gotta splurge. Today is one of those days. This Chicken Jalapeno Popper Mac and Cheese is so creamy and decadent. Great comfort food to warm you up on a frigid day!

Chicken Jalapeno Popper Mac and Cheese
Serves 6

12 oz. elbow noodles, cooked to al dente
2 cups cooked chopped chicken
1 tbsp olive oil
4 oz. reduced fat cream cheese
1 cup reduced fat cheddar cheese
1 cup skim milk
1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
1/2 cup cooked and crumbled bacon
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 jalapeno. diced and seeded

Cook macaroni according to package directions to al dente. Drain and set aside.

In a large saute pan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add jalapeno and cook for 3 minutes, or until softened. 

Reduce heat to medium and add cream cheese and  milk, stirring until smooth. Add cheddar and parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt, and onion powder. Stirring frequently until melted. Once melted stir in bacon and chicken.

Add cooked pasta to sauce and toss until combined. Garnish with extra jalapeno if desired. Enjoy!


  1. I love spicy food, and this sounds great!

  2. This looks so amazing!!! My kiddos would love this!

  3. What a great side or main dish. Looks fanastic.

  4. My husband and daughter would love this recipe. Anything that has jalepenos in it are a must for them. Thanks for linking up at #HomeMattersParty.


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