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Cheesy Chicken Mac and Cheese Cups Recipe

Discover the ultimate comfort food in a delightful new form with this mouth-watering Cheesy Chicken Mac and Cheese Cups recipe. We’re taking buttery Hawaiian Rolls and topping them with creamy macaroni and cheese and a chicken nugget for the ultimate party bite. Perfect for busy weeknights, potlucks, or special events, these scrumptious cups will quickly become a household favorite.

A Comfort Food Mashup with Hawaiian Rolls, Mac and Cheese, and Chicken Nuggets

Get ready to take your comfort food game to the next level with these irresistible Cheesy Chicken Mac and Cheese Cups served in a pillowy King’s Hawaiian Roll.

Imagine creamy mac and cheese topped with a tender chicken, all nested on top of a buttery, sweet roll.

It’s a flavor explosion waiting to happen.

Get ready to indulge in the savory goodness of these Cheesy Chicken Mac and Cheese Cups!

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Ingredients In Cheesy Chicken Mac and Cheese Cups

To create these mouthwatering Cheesy Chicken Mac and Cheese Cups, you’ll need a handful of simple yet essential ingredients.

From the classic macaroni and cheese cheese to the hearty chicken nugget and the soft King’s Hawaiian Rolls.

Each component plays a crucial role in making these savory delights a reality.

The addition of butter, Parmesan cheese, and breadcrumbs really takes this homestyle appetizer over the top.

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How to Prepare Mac and Cheese Cups

Start by preheating your oven to 350°F.
Grease a muffin tin to ensure your Cheesy Chicken Mac and Cheese Cups don’t stick.

Then, gather your ingredients and get ready to create a delicious combination of flavors and textures that will have your taste buds dancing.

As you prepare the mac and cheese mixture, heat the chicken according to package directions.

Set both of these ingredients aside for the next step in the assembly process.

With everything prepped and ready to go, it’s time to start putting together these irresistible treats in a King’s Hawaiian Roll.

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Assembling The Hawaiian Rolls with Chicken, Macaroni and Cheese

To assemble the Cheesy Chicken Mac and Cheese Cups in a King’s Hawaiian Roll, start by placing a King’s Hawaiian Roll in each muffin tin cup.

Next, press them down gently to create a pocket for the filling.

Then spoon a generous amount of the mac and cheese mixture into each roll, making sure to evenly distribute the shredded chicken throughout.

Once all the cups are filled, top each one with a sprinkle of extra cheese for a gooey, cheesy finish.

Now that your Cheesy Chicken Mac and Cheese Cups are assembled, they are ready to be baked to golden perfection in the oven.

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Serving Mac and Cheese Chicken Cups

To serve these delectable Cheesy Chicken Mac and Cheese Cups in a King’s Hawaiian Roll, carefully remove them from the muffin tin using a spoon or fork.

Place the individual cups on a serving platter or dish, allowing guests to easily grab one and enjoy.

Additionally, garnish each cup with a sprinkle of fresh herbs, such as parsley or chives, for a pop of color and added flavor.

These mini delights are perfect for parties, potlucks, or even as a fun twist on weeknight dinners.

Get ready to watch as these cheesy, gooey cups disappear in no time, leaving everyone craving more of this ultimate comfort food mashup.

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Cheesy Chicken Mac and Cheese Cups

These little cups are packed full of comfort food — creamy mac and cheese, and hearty chicken.
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Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 325kcal
Author: Jennifer


  • 12 Tyson chicken nuggets
  • 1 box macaroni and cheese dinner
  • 12 King’s Hawaiian rolls
  • 3 Tbsp butter melted
  • 8 Velveeta cheese slices quartered
  • 1 Tbsp Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tbsp breadcrumbs


  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Cook Tyson® Chicken Nuggets according to package instructions. Set aside.
  • Prepare the mac and cheese dinner according to package directions. Set aside.
  • Spray a 12-hole muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray. Flatten each roll with the palm of your hand and press into each muffin mold. Brush the top of each roll with melted butter. Toast in the oven for 5 minutes until lightly browned.
  • Spoon 1/4 cup mac and cheese on each toasted roll. Place a quarter slice of cheese onto the mac and cheese mixture. Top with a chicken nugget. Mix Parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs together and sprinkle over the top of each nugget.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes until the hot and toasty.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 325kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 653mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g
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