The weather is getting colder... so I am getting hungrier. As the temperatures drop I find that comfort foods are finding their way to the family table with increasing frequency. A family favorite is...
BBQ Chicken Mac
1 t. olive oil
salt & pepper
2 lb. chicken, cut into bite-sized chunks
Bulls-Eye BBQ sauce
1 pkg Kraft Mac & Cheese
spices (to taste... see below)
Add oil, chicken, salt & pepper, and spices (if desired) to large skillet. Brown chicken over medium-high heat. Lower heat and add about 1/4 c. BBQ sauce and about 2 tablespons of water to the skillet. Mix gently to thin the sauce and coat the chicken. Cover and simmer.
Prepare Mac & Cheese according to package directions. Add chicken and a few tablespoons of the pan sauce to the Mac & Cheese. Mix to coat with sauce, and serve.
Add seasonings to your skillet, to bring out different flavors. Try some of the following:
pressed garlic & italian seasoning
red chili flakes
orange zest & a spash of balsamic vinegar
cocoa & paprika