Jerk Chicken Mac And Cheese Recipe


Jerk chicken mac and cheese is a delicious and flavorful twist on the classic comfort food. The combination of spicy jerk seasoning and creamy cheese sauce creates a mouthwatering dish that is sure to impress. This recipe takes about 20 minutes to prepare and 40 minutes to cook, making it perfect for a weeknight dinner or a weekend indulgence.


  • 2 cups elbow macaroni
  • 2 cups cooked jerk chicken, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon jerk seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • Fresh parsley for garnish (optional)


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and grease a baking dish.
  2. Cook the elbow macaroni according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  3. In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the flour and whisk until smooth, cooking for about 1 minute.
  4. Slowly pour in the milk while whisking continuously to avoid lumps. Cook the mixture until it thickens, about 5 minutes.
  5. Reduce the heat to low and add the shredded cheddar cheese, jerk seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper (if using), salt, and pepper. Stir until the cheese is melted and the sauce is smooth.
  6. Add the cooked elbow macaroni and shredded jerk chicken to the cheese sauce. Stir until well combined.
  7. Transfer the mixture to the greased baking dish.
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