This is a quick & simple recipe for a cheesy chicken casserole bake made using chicken mince, white sauce, ketchup and lots of mozzarella cheese on top.
Boil macaroni as per packet directions and set aside.
Take a 10 x 10 or similar size baking pan. A glass Pyrex dish is best as it lets you see the layers. Spread butter across the bottom and sides of the dish. Start by adding about half of the elbow macaroni on the bottom. Sprinkle with ¼ teaspoon of white pepper & Italian herbs. Top with half of the white sauce, ketchup & chili garlic sauce. The next step is adding all of the mincemeat. Top with the rest of the elbow macaroni, white sauce, ketchup and chili garlic sauce. Sprinkle with ¼ teaspoon of white pepper & Italian herbs again. Add shredded mozzarella cheese on top of the casserole.
Keep casserole in the oven for about 15 – 20 minutes till the cheese is melted and the casserole is warmed through. Turn the broiler on for the last 5 minutes to give a lovely caramelized cheesy top. Serve hot.
This recipe easily lends itself to adaptions. Instead of using chicken mince, a boneless chicken recipe like the ultimate pan-seared chicken can be used. Just boil, cook or grill as per your personal preference. Alternatively, use leftovers from the fridge – wash the chicken & shred it up to use in the casserole. For more flavor, add jalapeno’s, olives, corn or even some caramelized onions for the layering.