Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese

by Andrea on January 23, 2013 · 14 comments

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My husband and I love Macaroni and cheese. And I mean we truly love it. Our boys don’t really seem to be fans of this classic staple so we don’t have it very often which is probably for the best. The upside of this is that we get to jazz it up a bit when we do make this hearty dinner.

I am a big fan of Buffalo Chicken and when we visited NYC for our anniversary a few years ago, we ate at a Mac&Cheese restaurant called S’Mac. I had the buffalo chicken mac & cheese and have been recreating it ever since! The recipe is based on my mom’s classic from my childhood. There is so much comfort in this food I don’t even know what else to say other than DIG IN!

Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese

Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese

Ingredients

  • 1lb pasta of your choice (I used Fusili)
  • 2 cups (or more) extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1tsp salt
  • 1lb chicken breast
  • 1/4 cup Franks Original Buffalo sauce
  • 1/4 Bleu Cheese Crumbles (optional)

Instructions

  1. Boil water and add pasta when boiling (reduce heat)
  2. While water is heating, prepare the cheese sauce by combining the milk, flour, butter, cheese, and salt in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for 4 minutes. Stir sauce and microwave on high for another 4 minutes.
  3. Cook chicken in a small amount of olive oil or butter until cooked through. Add 1/4 cup of buffalo sauce and remove from heat.
  4. Once pasta is done, stir in the cheese sauce and buffalo chicken. Top with Bleu cheese crumbles (if desired) and enjoy!
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Do like to add things to your Mac & Cheese or do you stick with the classic?

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