Chicken-Yogurt Mac 'N' Cheese

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Chicken-Yogurt Mac 'N' Cheese

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Recipe Data

6
Servings
10min
Prep
30min
Total

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    Description

    Nonfat Greek yogurt mixed with cheeses gives this classic comfort food richness without high levels of fat and calories.

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Ingredients
    Serves 6
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    1(8-oz.) Hy-Vee True boneless skinless chicken breast
    ¼ tsp.That's Smart! onion powder
    ¼ tsp.Hy-Vee garlic powder
    Hy-Vee salt
    Hy-Vee ground black pepper
    1 tbsp.Gustare Vita olive oil
    2 c.Hy-Vee large shell macaroni
    ½ c.plain nonfat Greek yogurt
    1 tbsp.Hy-Vee all-purpose flour
    ¾ c.Hy-Vee shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, plus additional for garnish
    ¼ c.Pecorino-Romano cheese, grated
    2 c.fresh baby spinach, lightly packed

    Things To Grab

    • Paper towels
    • Medium nonstick skillet
    • Meat thermometer
    • Large saucepan
    • Colander
    • Whisk

    Directions

    1. Pat chicken dry with paper towels. Season with onion and garlic powders, salt, and pepper.

    2. Heat oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook for 15 minutes or done (165 degrees) turning halfway through. Transfer to a cutting board; let rest for 5 minutes. Cut into cubes.

    3. Cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup pasta water; set aside. Wipe out skillet.

    4. Whisk together yogurt and flour in the same saucepan. Heat over medium-low heat. Stir in 3/4 cup Cheddar and Pecorino-Romano cheese. Reduce heat to low; cook and stir until cheeses are melted. Stir in pasta, spinach, and chicken. Cook over low heat until heated though, adding reserved pasta water, if necessary to thin mixture. Garnish with additional Cheddar cheese, if desired.

    Nutrition facts

    Servings

    250 Calories per serving

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 9g
    • Cholesterol: 45mg
    • Sodium: 190mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 23g
    • Protein: 19g

    Daily Values

    0%
    Iron 10%
    0%
    Calcium 15%
    0%
    Vitamin D 0%
    0%
    Potassium 4%

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    Balance February 2019