Nashville Hot Honey Chicken Macaroni and Cheese

Give this honky-tonk, hot and sweet mac & cheese a try. The melt-in-your-mouth mix of creamy, rich, sweet, and spicy will be music to your family’s ears! Kraft Signature Cheddar Blend combines with chicken and pasta for this one-dish wonder.

Total Time: 40 Mins

Prep Time: 20 Mins

Servings: 6

What You Need

  • 2-1/2 cups rotini, uncooked
  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 Tbsp. Nashville hot seasoning, divided
  • 2 tsp. oil
  • 2 Tbsp. butter or margarine
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) KRAFT Signature Cheddar Blend Shredded Cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup corn flakes, crushed
  • 2 Tbsp. honey

Let’s Make It

  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cook pasta as directed on package, omitting salt.
  3. Meanwhile, season chicken with 1 Tbsp. hot seasoning. Heat oil in large skillet; add chicken. Cook and stir chicken on medium heat 8 to 10 min. or until done. Remove from heat and reserve.
  4. Melt butter in large saucepan on low heat. Add garlic; cook 30 sec. Add flour; cook and stir 2 min. or until hot and bubbly. Gradually stir in milk. Bring to boil on medium heat, stirring constantly; simmer on low heat 3 to 5 min. or until thickened, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
  5. Add 1-1/2 cups cheddar cheese; stir until melted. Stir in chicken and 2 tsp. hot seasoning.
  6. Drain pasta. Add to cheese sauce; mix well. Spoon into 2-qt. casserole sprayed with cooking spray.
  7. Combine corn flakes, remaining cheese and remaining hot seasoning together in a small bowl; sprinkle over casserole; cover.
  8. Bake 15 to 20 min. or until heated through, removing foil after 10 min. Drizzle with honey before serving.

Kitchen Tips


Garnish with sliced green onion.

Nutrition Facts
6 servings per container
Serving size 281

Amount per serving
Calories 500
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 11g 56%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 90mg 30%
Sodium 560mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 15%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 11g
Includes 6g Added Sugars 12%
Protein 32g

Vitamin D 1mcg 5%
Calcium 396mg 31%
Iron 33mg 184%
Potassium 351mg 8%

The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.