BBQ Chicken Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Juicy BBQ chicken thighs served on top of rich, cheesy and smokey BBQ Mac n Cheese. This is ready in 20 mins and the perfect way to indulge but stay on track.  

Save as Favourite

Cook: 25 MINS


Press GO to unleash The Good Bite step by step feature.

Preheat grill on medium-high heat.
In a large mixing bowl, add all BBQ Chicken Thighs ingredients and mix until chicken thighs are coated. Lay out coated chicken thighs on a lined broiler pan, add a tiny bit more BBQ sauce to chicken thighs if you wish to create a thicker coat of BBQ sauce, then grill for 10-15 mins. Check and flip chicken thighs once or twice throughout cook time, as it’s very easy to burn under the grill.
For the Mac n Cheese, bring a large saucepan of salted water to boil and add macaroni. Cook for 6-7 mins, until al dente, then drain. 
Meanwhile, heat a large pan on low heat. Melt butter, then add plain flour and whisk together to create a roux. Gradually whisk in semi-skimmed milk, adding a large splash of milk at a time, until none is left and you are left with a thick white sauce. Increase heat if you need a thicker sauce. Add BBQ seasoning, garlic granules and smoked paprika and stir to combine. Then, stir in light cheddar until melted, followed by cooked macaroni. Stir everything until combined, then you’re ready to serve.
If you want to grill your BBQ Chicken Mac n Cheese, then add Mac n Cheese to a single serve oven-proof dish, top with sliced BBQ chicken thighs and some grated cheese on top. Place under grill for 2-3 mins.

Nutritional Info

Per seving:

Cals – 672 

Carbs – 60g 

Protein -40g 

Fat – 27g 


Serves 3

For the BBQ Chicken Thighs:

  • 500g chicken thighs.
  • Tbsp BBQ sauce.
  • Tbsp BBQ seasoning.
  • Tsp garlic granules.
  • Tsp smoked paprika.
  • Tsp extra virgin olive oil.

For the Mac n Cheese:

  • 300g of macaroni.
  • 2 tbsp butter.
  • 2 tbsp plain flour.
  • Pint of semi-skimmed milk.
  • 1/2 tbsp of BBQ seasoning.
  • 1/2 tsp garlic granules.
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika.
  • 100g light cheddar - grated.

Login or sign up to add ingredients to your shopping list

Similar Recipes

Cook: 6 hours+

High Protein Brownie Ice Cream

A deliciously creamy, chocolatey and healthy high protein ice cream mixture with soft brownie bits i

Cook: 25 MINS

Firecracker Chicken Curry

This is my take on Wagamama’s Firecracker Chicken curry - it’s a sweet, sour and fiery dish, pac

Cook: 45 MINS

Chicken Curry Gyros

Chicken Curry Gyros. Nothing more delicious and satiating than Gyros and were taken these one step