Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Serves 6

Cooking and preparation time- 45 minutes

Mac ‘n’ Cheese is the ultimate comfort food, oozy, gooey and cheesy. Some may think of this dish as a little childish, however I can assure you that this recipe is the real, grown up, deal with some added extras. This is none of your store bought rubbish, it packs a flavour explosion and is perfect after a hard day at work when you need a hug on a plate.

Approximate cost of the dish- £7

Ingredients

3 Chicken Breasts

Half a ring of Chorizo

100gs butter

100gs flour

2 pints milk

Half pint of double cream

Half pint of sour cream

500gs pasta

1 ball mozzarella

300gs cheddar cheese

Method

1. Dice your chicken and chorizo and cook for around 5mins in a stove top casserole pan.

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2. Remove the chicken and chorizo from the pan, leaving the chorizo fat in the pan.

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3. Melt your butter in the pan with the chorizo fat, whisk in your flour and cook for around 3 minutes.

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4. Slowly pour in your milk, whisky thoroughly so not to get lumps in the mixture.

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5. Once you have poured all of your milk in, begin to cook your pasta, ensuring that you undercook your pasta slightly, as it will cook again in the oven.

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6. Add both your cream and sour cream to the sauce and whisk again.

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7. Add 200gs of your cheddar and three quarters of your mozzarella to the sauce and whisk until smooth, saving the rest for the cheesy topping.

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8. Now add the chicken and chorizo back to the sauce and mix together.

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9. Add your slightly undercooked pasta to the mixture and stir again.

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10. Now sprinkle rest of your cheese to the top and bake at 200 degrees centigrade for 20 mins, until the cheese goes crispy. Serve and indulge!

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