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Grilled BBQ Chicken Mac & Cheese Recipe

BBQ Mac N Cheese in a skillet
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This is the ultimate in comfort food: ooey-gooey homemade mac and cheese topped with savory BBQ chicken. The mac and cheese is made in a large cast iron skillet on the grill with two types of cheese. The BBQ chicken is grilled right on the grate, then added with even more delicious cheese over top the mac. Dig in! 

Makes: 1 Large Skillet



  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • ½ cup favorite BBQ sauce


  • 8 oz. macaroni
  • ¼ cup chicken broth
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • ½ cup Monterey jack cheese, shredded
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt & pepper, to taste


  1. Brush chicken breasts with olive oil, season with salt and pepper, then brush with BBQ sauce.
  2. Grill chicken until fully cooked, basting with more BBQ sauce as the chicken grills. Remove and allow to cool slightly, then cut into chunks and set aside.
  3. Place cast iron skillet on the grill and preheat over medium-low.
  4. Add broth, milk, garlic, salt and pepper to skillet; close grill cover and bring to a simmer.
  5. Stir in the macaroni, cover and cook until liquid is absorbed, and pasta cooked al dente; stir frequently.
  6. Stir in Monterey jack and Parmesan cheese a little at a time, until all cheese melted and mixture is creamy.
  7. Top the skillet with shredded BBQ chicken and cheddar cheese, and then close grate to allow cheese to fully melt. Remove carefully and dig in!