Mac n cheese with Crispy Fried Chicken

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Crispy chicken in a honey sauce served over Creamy Mac and Cheese is everything you could ask for in a recipe and the recipe will become a family favorite.

INGREDIENTS

8 oz macaroni pasta

8 oz bacon, cubed and cooked

1 lb chicken breast boneless skinless, sliced (total 2 pieces)

bowl 1-

3 Tbsp all-purpose flour

bowl 2-

1 large egg

1/2 cup whole milk

1 Tbsp sour cream

1 tsp vinegar

bowl 3-

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

½ tsp salt

¼ tsp garlic powder

½ tsp paprika

¼ tsp ground black pepper

chicken Sauce-

1/4 cup honey

2 Tbsp soy sauce

2 Tbsp chicken broth

1 Tbsp lemon juice

½ tsp ground black pepper

¾ tsp chili powder

mac and cheese sauce-

3 Tbsp bacon grease

4 Tbsp unsalted butter

3 garlic cloves, minced

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2 tsp all-purpose flour

1 1/3 cup chicken broth

3/4 cup heavy whipping cream

1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

1 cup shredded cheese (see note)

½ tsp salt

½ tsp ground black pepper

INSTRUCTIONS

Cook pasta according to package instructions. Cover and set aside.

Cut the chicken breast in half lengthwise.

Prepare bowl 1, bowl 2 and bowl 3.

Coat the chicken breast into the flour in bowl 1, transfer to the bowl 2 and coat.

Lastly, generously dredge in bowl 3. Repeat with remaining chicken.

In a skillet heat 3 Tbsp oil. Once hot, add the chicken breasts. Cook over med/high heat until fully cooked.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine honey, soy sauce, chicken broth, lemon juice, pepper, and chili powder.

Once the chicken is cooked pour in the honey sauce and bring to a simmer. Remove from heat and cover to keep warm.

Cut the bacon into small pieces and cook until crispy. Remove bacon from skillet, reserving about 1 Tbsp of grease.

Add butter and minced garlic to the skillet and cook until fragrant.

Vigorously mix in the flour until well combined.

Add the chicken broth, heavy whipping cream, Parmesan cheese, shredded cheese(s), salt, and pepper. Mix and bring to a soft boil.

Mix in the macaroni and bacon into the sauce.

Slice the chicken breast into slices and add to the creamy macaroni and cheese. Or serve chicken on the side.

Enjoy!

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