Guratan (Macaroni Gratin)

2 Serves

150g macaroni
225g chicken thighs
1 brown onion
1 tsp oil
4 Tbsp butter
4 Tbsp flour
600ml milk
1/2 tsp salt
white pepper
mozzarella cheese

Preheat oven to 200℃.
Cook macaroni in boiling water with salt according to the package.
Cut chicken into bite-size pieces, and slice onion thinly.
Heat oil in a frying pan at medium heat, and cook chicken until brown. Add onion and a little bit of salt and pepper. Cook further until the onion softens. Set aside.
In a different pot, melt butter at medium heat, add flour, and cook for a couple of minutes until the sauce bubbles. Add milk and whisk well so there are no lumps. When the sauce gets thicken, season with 1/2 tsp salt and pepper.
Set 1/3 of the sauce aside. Add chicken and drained macaroni into the 2/3 of the sauce and mix. Put it in a baking dish, and pour the remaining 1/3 of the sauce over the macaroni. Cover with mozzarella cheese, and bake in the oven on the upper rack for 13-15 minutes.

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