BBQ Chicken Macaroni and Cheese

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Creamy Macaroni and Cheese topped with BBQ chicken and crispy fried onions. This makes the perfect summer main dish or the perfect side dish for a cookout.

Hey guys!!! It is summer!! That means the days are longer and full of sun, fun, swimming and of course all the cookouts your grill can handle.

We get together all the time in the summer around my grandparent’s pool. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day and the million summer birthdays, there is always something to celebrate and the grill is always going.

My grandparents always provide the hamburgers and ribs and everyone else is in charge of bringing sides. Now here in Virginia it gets hot and the last thing I want to do is spend all day in the kitchen making sides all summer.

That is where our favorite STOUFFER’S® Macaroni and Cheese comes in. We love this macaroni and cheese all year round but it is especially helpful in the summer when everyone wants macaroni and cheese with their burgers and BBQ chicken.

I get all my BBQ essentials including our favorite STOUFFER’S Macaroni and Cheese right at Walmart. Thanks to the low prices and the convenience factor, Walmart makes it easy to bring home creamy cheesy goodness with STOUFFER’S Macaroni and Cheese. Click the photo below to get yours!

Whether we are enjoying a quiet evening grilling at home or a celebration at my grandparent’s pool, STOUFFER’S Macaroni and Cheese is always there. The ease of preparation and quality make it everyone’s favorite and with picky kids I know there is at least one thing there they will eat. They love the creamy, cheesy goodness of STOUFFER’S. We get the family size for dinners at home but the party size is perfect for get togethers.

This is the perfect side for anything from hot dogs to BBQ ribs but I have seen people top their burgers with it and my grandma likes putting pulled pork on top of hers.

That got me thinking about how when we were younger my brother and I use to live off macaroni and cheese with BBQ sauce mixed in during summer break, so I figured why not make that into a meal?

Pulled BBQ Chicken that you can make right in your slow cooker or the stovetop gets piled on top of that luscious macaroni and cheese and then sprinkled with some crispy fried onions. Yum!

This makes a perfect summer side dish or meal with a side salad. It is a great way to use up leftover grilled BBQ chicken or you can whip some up in the slow cooker and not worry about heating up the kitchen.

I just add chicken and our favorite BBQ sauce to the slow cooker and let is go for about 4 hours until cooked through. Then a quick shred and it is ready to top the Macaroni and Cheese. You can also cook the chicken on the stove by adding the chicken, sauce and a splash of water to a skillet and covering till cooked through.

It is a winner with my kids, they love it!

So whether you are looking for the perfect side dish for grilling hamburgers at home, to take to a cookout, or even the perfect easy weeknight meal, look no further than STOUFFER’S® Macaroni and Cheese.

You can stock up to make sure you have enough to last all summer with these amazing Ibotta offers: (expire July 11 or while supplies last!) Family Size: $1.50 off one Party Size: $3.00 off one.

BBQ Chicken Macaroni and Cheese

Creamy Macaroni and Cheese topped with BBQ chicken and crispy fried onions.  This makes the perfect summer main dish or the perfect side dish for a cookout.  

Author Parrish


  • 1 Family Size Stouffers Macaroni and Cheese
  • 1 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast or tenders or thighs
  • 1 cup BBQ Sauce
  • 1/4 cup crispy french fried onion


  1. In your slow cooker add the chicken and bbq sauce and cook on low for 4 hours.  You can also cook the chicken on the stove by adding the chicken and bbq sauce and a splash of water a skillet, bringing to a boil and reducing to low and covering for about 20 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

  2. Shred chicken.

  3. Meanwhile cook the macaroni and cheese according to box directions.

  4. Add the shredded chicken on top of the macaroni and cheese and sprinkle with crispy fried onions.


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