Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Mac 'n Cheese w/ Sweet Chicken Fillet

Are you sick of packed Mac 'n Cheese that you have on your shelves and wanting to do a homemade version of it but scared to do so?  Don't fret!  Mac 'n Cheese is way easy to cook and I don't get why people are too lazy making their own.  Due to the demands of my friends, I'm sharing you this simple recipe.

Note:  I don't usually measure the amount of ingredients I use.  Just follow your gut.  If you'd like it to be more cheesier, then add more cheese.  If you think it's too thick, add more milk.  Trust your instincts. Measurements below serves as basis on how much ingredients I put in this recipe.

Mac 'n Cheese Ingredients:

1/2 kg macaroni shells
1 L milk
185g grated cheddar (I prefer Eden cheese)
drop of yellow food coloring (if you're using white cheddar)
1 tbsp of butter
**optional: parmesan and other cheeses


  1. You can either boil the macaroni shells in salted water or boil it directly with milk.  But with this recipe, I boiled it with milk.
  2. When the macaroni is al dente, add grated cheese.  Stir.  Then drop red food coloring if you're using white cheddar.
  3. If mac 'n cheese turns out dry, just add milk.  Do the same thing when reheating.
  4. Add butter before serving.
  5. Serve with seared sweet chicken breast fillet.

turnover chicken fillets if halfway done just like above
Seared Sweet Chicken Fillet Ingredients:

1 kg chicken breast fillet
1/2 cup brown sugar
1-2 tsp salt
1 tbsp canola oil or olive oil
pepper to taste
1/2 tsp Spanish paprika


  1. Rub salt on chicken and rinse in cold water.  This method is traditionally practiced at home to get rid of its impurities.
  2. Salt chicken again.  Crack peppercorn and dust Spanish paprika onto your fillets.  
  3. Heat skillet.  Add small amount of oil.
  4. Spread brown sugar on a plate.  Dredge chicken with sugar.
  5. Sear dredged fillet.  Adjust heat to medium.  Once meat turns white halfway, that's the time you should turn your chicken fillet.
Sear chicken while you are boiling your macaroni shells.