This is in no way shape or form good for you but man it's a wonderful comfort food that will warm you up on a cold winter day.
4 chicken breasts (I use boneless skinless)
2 boxes of box mix mac n' cheese
1 stick of butter (or the amount listed on the box mix for 2 boxes)
1/2 c milk (or the amount listed on the box mix for 2 boxes)
1 large family size can of cream of chicken soup mixed with about 1/4-1/2 c warm water (this is essential)
1/2 cup of cheese (I like sharp cheddar best)
1 bag of Cheetos (crunchy kind normal cheddar flavor)
salt and pepper to taste, more pepper than salt since soup and cheese mixes will add salt to the mixture.
6 oz sour cream or 6 oz cream cheese softened
garlic salt to taste
Any other herbs you like with chicken like sage, mrs dash, rosemary, thyme, etc.
If you leave out the chicken soup it will take away from the creamy meaty taste, you could try using a rotisserie chicken to add extra chicken flavor
and then maybe put in cream of onion,celery,or even cheddar cheese soup but we always use cream of chicken.
Boil chicken in a decent size pot until cooked through/done. Take the chicken out and start boiling mac n' cheese noodles in the already ready chicken
water. While the noodles are boiling cut chicken into bite size pieces. Start preheating your oven, take a casserole dish (I use 9x13) and line the
bottom with Cheetos. The noodles should be done by now so drain and prepare mac n' cheese according to direction on box. Add salt and pepper, cream of
chicken soup and the optional sour cream/cream cheese and/or garlic salt then stir in chicken and add 1/4 cup of the cheese. Pour cheesy mixture over
the Cheetos and then sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake in 350 oven for about 30 min, the cheese will melt and the Cheetos will form a soft crust on
You could probably even throw all the ingredients into a crock pot (chicken would need to be cooked first of course) for a potluck and instead of a
crust of Cheetos's you could just stir them in.
edit on 28-10-2011 by kittendaydreamer because: missed a step