Delicious Chicken Fingers & Mac ‘n Cheese Recipe Hack!! So Yummy

September 15, 2020
So Yummy

The best memories happen around the family dinner table, but do your kids know the magic that happens behind the scenes? Inspire your little ones to get involved in the kitchen with easy, hands-on recipes. So Yummy has partnered with Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Seasoning & Salad Shakers to bring you dishes that are bursting with flavor.

The Muffin Tin Ranch Mac n’ Cheese Cups and Crispy Ranch Chicken Fingers are “kids meals” that are parent approved. With Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Seasoning and Salad Dressing Mix Shakers you can add the ranch flavor your family loves to a wide variety of foods. Amp up your typical weeknight dinners with Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Seasoning and Salad Dressing Mix Shakers.

 

Muffin Tin Ranch Mac n’ Cheese Cups

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Yields 6 Servings 

 

Ingredients: 

  • 2 tsp Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Seasoning and Salad Dressing Mix Shaker
  • 1 lb elbow macaroni
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 cup grated cheddar
  • 1 cup monterey jack
  • Optional: seasoned bread crumbs, for a crunchy topping!

 

Directions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, and cook pasta according to directions on package.
  2. While the pasta is boiling, stir together butter and flour in a small saucepan on medium low heat. After 2-3 minutes, stir in HVR Shaker Seasoning and milk, and whisk until all lumps disappear.
  3. Lower heat to low and mix in cheese. Stir until just melted. Fold in boiled pasta until combined. Let cool.
  4. As your creamy ranch mac n’ cheese cools, line a muffin tin with cupcake liners. Then using an ice cream scoop to portion mac n’ cheese into each tin. Top with bread crumbs if desired!
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F, until crispy and bubbly (about 15 mins). Serve warm and enjoy!

 

Crispy Ranch Chicken Fingers

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Yields 4 Servings  

 

Ingredients: 

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts — cut into strips
  • 2 tsp Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Seasoning and Salad Dressing Mix Shaker
  • ⅓ cup flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3 cups corn flakes
  • Cooking oil spray

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Combine corn flakes and HVR Shaker Ranch Seasoning in a large ziplock bag, and crush lightly. Then, dredge chicken strips in flour, then egg, and drop into the ziplock. Shake strips vigorously until coated evenly (have fun with it!)
  3. Lay strips in an even layer on a tin foil lined baking sheet. Spray lightly with cooking oil, and bake for about 16-18 minutes, until golden brown. Serve with the Original Ranch®!