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KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Dinner Chicken Casserole

Discover how to turn a box of KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese into a creamy, comforting chicken casserole that’s perfect for busy nights, combining simple ingredients for a delightful twist on a family favorite

KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Chicken Casserole #Youknowyouloveit

Craving more comforting chicken options? Dive into the richness of our Chicken and Bacon Carbonara recipe for an extra creamy indulgence. Or check out our Chicken Enchilada Casserole recipe for a fiesta of flavors. Or opt for an easy budget-friendly Chicken noodle casserole for a busy weeknight. Your comfort food casserole adventures are just beginning!

School is coming to a close very soon and our schedules are getting hectic! That means dinner needs to be easy and delicious. Something that can be whipped up with little effort and still keep the kids excited for dinner. This is when bringing out classic favorites like KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Dinner really rock our world!

KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Chicken Casserole #Youknowyouloveit

I mean what kid didn’t grow up loving KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Dinner? And now it is better than ever with 9g of protein per serving!

How do you normally pair your KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Dinner?

I’ve seen some amazing ideas across the years from adding it to baked potatoes, making mini macaroni & cheese cups and even turning it into a fun macaroni & cheese  bar with toppings like bacon, peas, mushrooms and more. And of course there is the traditional taco salad with KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Dinner.

And all of these are awesome ideas for dinner. Seriously they all sound fantastic. But my family has this obsession with chicken. So, to please my hungry little ones I had to go the chicken route and create a Cheesy KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Chicken Casserole! Plus chicken is a lot nicer to my preggo tummy than other options right now.

KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Chicken Casserole #Youknowyouloveit

KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Chicken Casserole #Youknowyouloveit
Cook Time 38 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes



  • 1 box KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Dinner
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter

Chicken Casserole

  • 3 green onions finely chopped
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 bag frozen petite peas
  • 1 can 12.5 oz chicken breast
  • 8 oz sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded cheese ( your choice of cheese)


  • 2 cups cheesy crackers crushed.
  • 4 T butter


  1. Preheat oven 350 Degrees F.
  2. Spray baking dish and set aside.
  3. Prepare KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese according to directions.
  4. In bowl combine all ingredients except the topping
  5. Mix until well combined.
  6. Pour into baking dish.
  7. Combine Cheesy crackers and 4 T melted butter.
  8. Sprinkle on top.
  9. Bake for 30 minutes or until the crackers are crispy and cheese is melted.
  10. Serve warm

KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Chicken Casserole #Youknowyouloveit

I love that this recipe is so simple to make, and definitely fits into the comfort food category. Plus it’s a great dinner to gather around the table with and enjoy some family time after a rushed and chaotic week.

Begin by preparing the KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Dinner according to the directions on the box.

KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Chicken Casserole #Youknowyouloveit

KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Chicken Casserole #Youknowyouloveit

While the macaroni is cooking you can move on to the rest of the dish. After all we  moms are master multi-taskers! Cut up the green onions and press or mince the garlic.

KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Chicken Casserole #Youknowyouloveit

Then combine the green onions, garlic, chicken, peas, sour cream, cheese and prepared KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese into a bowl and stir until well blended. You will also want to make sure you rinse off the frozen petite peas before combining to ensure there are no frost crystals.

KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Chicken Casserole #Youknowyouloveit

Pour it all into a baking dish and ensure it is evenly distributed.

KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Chicken Casserole #Youknowyouloveit

Now prepare the topping by combining crushed cheese flavored crackers with butter.

KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Chicken Casserole #Youknowyouloveit

You definitely don’t want to skimp on the topping! It gives the dish such a fun texture.

KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Chicken Casserole #Youknowyouloveit

Bake for 30 minutes and then you will end up with a delicious complete family dinner that everyone will love!

KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Chicken Casserole #Youknowyouloveit KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Chicken Casserole #Youknowyouloveit

How would you use KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Dinner to make a complete family dinner?

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Wednesday 14th of February 2024

Can you make ahead and freeze to cook later?

Amber Edwards

Saturday 17th of February 2024

Yes. Mac and cheese can be frozen for up to three months. The creamier the mac and cheese sauce is, the better it will be for freezing. you can cook the macaroni and cheese, put the casserole together and then freeze it for later. Thaw in the refrigerator before baking.


Monday 9th of May 2022

Wonderful recipe! Huge hit tonight!! We have way too much mac n' cheese left over from the pandemic and this will definitely help us use it up.

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Tuesday 17th of May 2016

[…] We also love to get the kids involved when it comes to mealtime preparation. Kraft Mac & Cheese is a great way to get cooking with kids. Or if you have Star Wars fans like my family, you can create a full Star Wars Dinner! If you need a dish for a pot luck meal try a simple Kraft Macaroni and Cheese chicken casserole. […]

Kait Jones

Friday 11th of December 2015

Just made this tonight with a few changes! We did carrots and peas, and did Turkey instead of Chicken (frozen leftovers from Thanksgiving) . Turned out great and kids loved it. My husband even ate it and loved it! (Surprising since he does not like turkey!) Definitely adding to my cookbook of loved recipes to our house!

Lena Burkut

Wednesday 3rd of June 2015

WOW - this is pretty quick and will keep everyone happy - I absolutely have to try it!

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