Chicken No Pie Mac N Cheese

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I have found the ultimate way to get my little one to eat meat! Surround it with a sauce or gravy, mix in some veggies and pasta and bam! Eats like a champ. I made this last night and his little belly was so full! I used my skillet again and the results were yummy! I use a deep cast-iron skillet by Lodge and it is perfect! It is pre-seasoned and ready for immediate use.

I love cooking with cast-iron. It is naturally non-stick, easy to clean, fortifies food with Iron and nearly indestructible!

Now if you have been following me knows I love quick and easy meals. I love this dish because you are basically putting all cooked ingredients together and baking for a short amount of time to get the flavors together and the cheese melted.

I may try different variations with this recipe such as adding bacon, trying different pasta types but for now if it ain’t broke!

Chicken No Pie Mac N Cheese


  • 3 cups Diced Chicken Cooked
  • 8 oz Macaroni Cooked as directed
  • 1 bag Frozen Peas & Carrots Cooked, I use the Steam N Bag
  • 1 Shallot
  • 1 1/2 cup Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 cup Butter Round Crackers Crumbled
  • 1 1/2 cups Chicken Broth
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 2 tbsps Butter
  • 6 tbsps All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 tsps Thyme
  • 2 tsps Parsley
  • 1/2 tsps Black Pepper
  • 2 tsps Salt


  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • In your cast-iron skillet, melt butter. Add shallot and cook until iridescent.
  • Add cooked peas and carrots and cook a minute or so.
  • Sprinkle flour one tablespoon at a time onto veggies to coat.
  • Slowly whisk chicken broth and milk and simmer while whisking constantly until thickened. Add 1 cup of cheddar cheese and heat until melted.
  • Remove veggie mix from heat and season with thyme, parsley, salt and pepper.
  • In a large bowl mix chicken, pasta and pour veggie mixture over. Mix all ingredients well.
  • Pour into your cast-iron skillet and top with remaining cheddar cheese and cracker crumbles.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until crackers start to get a little golden brown & cheese is melted.


You will want your chicken and pasta hot when adding to your skillet. I normally make my pasta while cooking the veggies.


  • OneCaringMom

    This looks delicious. I am the worst at using pie crusts for anything so I definitely want to try this! Thank you for sharing!

  • Sarah

    Well this looks absolutely delicious. I made something similar once, using leftover turkey but it lacked vegetables. I am going to have to give this one a try, it looks like it has everything my family loves to eat all in one easy dish.

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