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Spicy Mac & Cheese with Chicken

Spicy Mac & Cheese with Chicken recipe
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Spice up classic mac and cheese with tomato jalapeño sauce and layer with chicken to make this family-pleasing weeknight casserole.
20 min
50 min
8 servings
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What You Need

pkg.  (7-1/4 oz. each) KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Dinner
Tbsp.  KRAFT Zesty Italian Dressing
lb.  boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin strips
 white onion, cut lengthwise in half, then cut crosswise into thin slices, divided
can  (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes, undrained
 jalapeño pepper, stemmed
cup  KRAFT Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
Tbsp.  chopped fresh cilantro

Make It

PREPARE Dinners in large saucepan as directed on package. Meanwhile, heat dressing in large skillet on medium heat. Add chicken and half the onions; cook 5 to 8 min. or until chicken is done, stirring frequently.

HEAT oven to 350ºF. Spoon Dinners into 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray. Top with chicken mixture. Blend tomatoes and jalapeño pepper in blender until smooth; spread over chicken mixture. Top with cheddar; cover.

BAKE 30 min. or until casserole is heated through, uncovering after 25 min. Top with cilantro and remaining onions.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Prepare Dinners using the Light Prep directions, and substituting KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Cheddar Cheese for the cheddar cheese.
Special Extra
Top each serving with a dollop of BREAKSTONE'S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream.
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