Saturday, July 3, 2010

Chicken Macaroni Casserole


2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups half-and-half cream
1-1/2 to 2 cups chicken broth, divided
3/4 pound Velveeta, cubed
2 packages (7 ounces each) uncooked elbow macaroni, cooked and drained
3 cups cubed cooked chicken
1 jar (2 ounces) diced pimentos, drained
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper


In a large saucepan, melt butter. Stir in the flour until smooth. Gradually add cream and 1-1/2 cups of broth. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat; add cheese; stir until melted. Add macaroni, chicken, pimientos, salt and pepper. Add aditional broth, if needed.

Pour into a 3-quart baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with parsley, if desired.

Yields 6-8 servings

**This recipe comes from the Taste of Home 2010 Church Supper Cookbook.**

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