Dinner, Kid-Friendly, Lunch

BBQ Chicken Nuggets with Broccoli Mac & Cheese

  • Prep 10 mins
  • Total 37 mins
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Broccoli macaroni and cheese is such a comfort food, and it’s made even better topped with air fried barbecue chicken nuggets. This is a great kid-friendly meal, but adults will love it too!

Tip: Don’t want mac & cheese? Swap in any boxed rice mix. Add all contents of the box (grains + seasoning) and the instructed liquid or oil to the pot, then cook per recipe instructions.

Tip: Don’t want chicken nuggets? Swap in 4 fresh chicken breasts (5–6 ounces each) and season as desired. Set temperature to 390°F and cook for 10–15 minutes.

Tip: Don’t forget to add liquid to create steam and cook food.


  • Contains Wheat

Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Wheat

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  • 2 cups water
  • 1 box (7 1/4 ounces) macaroni & cheese, cheese packets set aside
  • 1 bag (12 ounces) fresh broccoli florets
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk, set aside


  • 1 package (12 ounces) frozen chicken breast nuggets
  • 1/4 cup BBQ sauce


  • Measuring Cups
  • Silicone-Tipped Tongs
  • Step 1

    Add the water, macaroni (set aside the cheese packets), and broccoli to the pot. Stir to combine.

  • Step 2

    Pull out the legs on the Crisper Tray, then place the tray in the elevated position in the pot, above the macaroni. Place the chicken on top of the tray.

  • Step 3

    Close the lid and flip the SmartSwitch™ to RAPID COOKER.

  • Step 4

    Select SPEEDI MEALS, set temperature to 375°F, and set time to 12 minutes. Press START/STOP to begin cooking (the unit will steam for approx. 15 minutes before crisping).

  • Step 5

    When cooking is complete, transfer chicken to a large bowl and toss with BBQ sauce until evenly coated. Then use silicone-tipped tongs to grab the center handle and remove the tray from the unit.

  • Step 6

    Add cheese packet and milk to cooked pasta. Stir until evenly combined. Serve warm with BBQ chicken.