Buffalo Mac 'n Cheese Recipe

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Buffalo Mac 'n Cheese

Pamela Dapice

By
@pameladapice

This is a little spicy for younger kids but very tasty. You could add a little ranch or sour cream to tame it for the less experienced palates.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Serves:
8
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

1 lb
fusilli or rotini pasta
1 lb
boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into 1-inch chunks
1 tsp
celery seed, crushed
2 tsp
paprika
1/4 tsp
salt
1 Tbsp
olive oil
2
celery ribs; diced
3 clove
garlic; minced
4 Tbsp
unsalted butter
3 Tbsp
all-purpose flour
2 tsp
dry mustard
2 1/2 c
2% milk
1/2 c
buffalo wing sauce
8 oz
sharp cheddar; shredded
3/4 c
crumbled blue cheese
1/2 c
plain breadcrumbs

Step-By-Step

1Heat broiler. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to boiling. Add pasta and cook 8 minutes, or as stated on package directions; drain.
2Meanwhile, sprinkle chicken with 1/2 teaspoon of the celery seed, 1 teaspoon of the paprika and the salt.
3In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Brown chicken, 3 to 5 minutes, until cooked through; set aside.
4Lower heat to medium. Add celery to the same skillet and saute 4 minutes. Add garlic; continue cooking for 1 to 2 minutes more. Set aside with chicken.
5In saucepan, melt 3 tablespoons of the butter over medium heat. Sprinkle in flour and mustard powder, whisking for 2 minutes.
6Pour in milk and sauce, whisking until it boils. Simmer for 3 minutes.
7Remove from the heat; stir in cheddar, 1/2 cup of the blue cheese and remaining paprika.
8Add pasta, celery, garlic and chicken.
9Place in a broiler-safe dish.
10Microwave remaining tablespoon butter for 30 seconds. Stir in breadcrumbs and remaining 1/2 teaspoon celery seed.
11Sprinkle over dish with remaining 1/4 cup blue cheese. Broil for 2 to 3 minutes, or until browned.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American