Barbecue Chicken Mac and Cheese

Wisconsin aged cheddar, smoked gouda and sweet barbecue sauce give this mac and cheese all the smoky flavor of a summer spent around the grill. It's also a great way to use up your leftover chicken.

Barbecue Chicken Mac and Cheese
Active Time
50 Minutes


Ingredients List


Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Aged Cheddar or Gouda can be used in this recipe.


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.
  2. Meanwhile, sauté jalapeno pepper and onion in butter in a Dutch over medium heat until tender. Reduce heat to medium-low. Whisk in flour until combined. Gradually whisk in milk, salt and liquid smoke if desired. Bring to a boil; cook and whisk for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  3. Reduce heat to low; gradually stir in cheddar and gouda until melted. Stir in pasta, chicken, barbecue sauce and cayenne pepper; heat through.
  4. Garnish with green onions, cilantro and additional barbecue sauce.

Recipe Tip

  • Avoid touching face when handling jalapeno peppers. Consider wearing gloves, as oils may burn skin.

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