|Look at that cheesy goodness!|
I obviously couldn't wait to dig in, so I don't have a picture of the complete dish. Whoops!
BBQ Chicken Macaroni and Cheese
1 pound fusilli
1 pound cooked, shredded chicken breast
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 medium green pepper
4 cloves garlic, minced
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 Tbsp. flour
1 cup barbecue sauce
12 ounces sharp cheddar, shredded
1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
Preheat oven to 350. Bring a large pot of salted water to boiling. Add pasta and cook per directions on box; drain.
Place pepper over open flame to roast. Turn frequently until the outside is charred. Wait until cool, rub off charred layer and cut into small pieces.
In a saucepan, melt 3 Tbsp. of butter over medium heat. Sprinkle in flour, and whisk for 1 minute. Pour in milk, garlic, and sauce, whisking until it boils. Simmer three minutes. Remove from heat, stir in 8 ounces cheese. Add pasta, peppers, and chicken. Put in a casserole dish. Top with remaining cheese.
Microwave remaining tablespoon of butter for 30 seconds. Stir in breadcrumbs and sprinkle over cheese. Bake 15 minutes, or until cheese is bubbled and breadcrumbs are crunchy.