Oven Baked Mac & Cheese

Oven Baked Mac & Cheese
Author: Meet The Foodies
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Oven baked macaroni and cheese
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1⁄2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups milk, warm
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 dash salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 dash hot sauce
  • 1 dash Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 lb cavatappi pasta, cooked al dente
  • 1 cup potato chips, crushed
  • 5 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 1⁄2 cup parmesan cheese, freshly grated for topping
  1. Heat oven to 350°F
  2. Melt 6 tablespoons butter in a large saucepot over medium heat. Add flour and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Whisk in the warmed milk and bring to a boil, continue to whisk constantly. The mixture will thicken as the heat increases. Continue to stir while adding the dry mustard, nutmeg, cayenne, salt, pepper, hot sauce and Worcestershire.
  3. Stir in the 3 cups of Cheddar until it melts.
  4. Pour the cheese sauce over the noodles and add to a 3 quart casserole dish.
  5. Sprinkle the chips, bacon and Parmesan on top and bake for 35 minutes.

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Oven Baked Chicken & Rice

Oven Baked Chicken and Rice
Recipe Type: Dinner
Author: Meet The Foodies
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Serves: 1 hr 20 mins
Over baked chicken and rice. Made entirely in the oven (no stove!)
  • 5 chicken thigh fillets, bone in, skin OFF
  • 1 onion, chopped (brown, white or yellow)
  • 2 cloves garlic (large), minced
  • 2 tbsp/ 30 g butter (or olive oil)
  • 1 1/2 cups / 270 g long grain white rice (Note 3)
  • 1 1/2 cups / 375 ml chicken broth/stock, warmed
  • 1 1/4 cups / 312 ml water, hot (tap is fine)
  • Chicken Rub
  • 1 tsp paprika powder
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • Black pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 180C/350F.
  2. Scatter onion and garlic in a baking dish (about 10 x 15″ / 25 x 35 cm), then place butter in the centre. Bake for 15 minutes (check at 12 minutes, mix if some bits are browning too much).
  3. Meanwhile, mix together Chicken Rub. Sprinkle on both sides of the chicken.
  4. Remove baking dish from the oven. Add rice then mix.
  5. Place chicken on rice. Then pour chicken broth and water around the chicken.
  6. Cover with foil, then bake for 35 minutes. Remove foil then bake for a further 15 minutes.
  7. Stand for 5 minutes, then remove chicken and fluff up rice. Serve and enjoy!
Drumsticks will also work great with this, no need to remove the skin and no change to cook time or temp.[br][br]I make this with skinless bone-in thigh fillets because they bake in the same time as the rice. In Australia, they are sold with the skin already off at butchers and at Woolworths (in the pre packaged section). The skin must be removed otherwise the rice will be a greasy mess.[br][br]If you make this with boneless skinless thigh fillets or breast, add them into the pot 25 minutes into the bake time (so they are in the oven for 25 minutes). Only thing to ensure is that the surface of the dish is not entirely covered with chicken – you need some space for the liquid to evaporate during the uncovered baking time.[br][br]This Rub can be substituted with any seasonings you want! Lemon Pepper Seasoning, Italian Herb Mix – just use what you have.[br][br]This recipe is best made with long grain rice because it’s less sticky than short and medium grain. Basmati and jasmine will also work – around the same cook time. For brown rice, leave it covered for 45 minutes then bake uncovered 15 – 20 minutes until rice is tender (chicken will be more tender too, other option is to add chicken 15 minutes into the bake time at the beginning but I personal would not bother).[br][br]This recipe is not suitable for Minute Rice, Risotto or Paella Rice.[br][br]This recipe makes 5 very generous servings! The nutrition assumes all the rice is consumed which it may not be.

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