Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese

Buffalo Chicken Macaroni And Cheese Recipe

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@khataroo

This is a favorite at our house and potluck dinners. The next time I make it, I will take pictures and post them.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

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Serves:
8
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
40 Min

Ingredients

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  • 7 Tbsp
    butter, unsalted
  • 1/4 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 1 lb
    macaroni, elbow
  • 1 small
    onion finely chopped
  • 2 stick
    celery finely chopped
  • 3 c
    shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 2 clove
    garlic minced
  • 3/4 c
    buffalo wing sauce, divided
  • 2 Tbsp
    all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp
    dry mustard
  • 2 1/2 c
    half and half
  • 1 lb
    extra sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 8 oz
    pepper jack cheese, shredded
  • 2/3 c
    sour cream
  • 1 c
    panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 c
    crumbled blue cheese
  • 2 Tbsp
    parsley, chopped

How to Make Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and butter a 9 x 13 baking dish.  Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil; add the pasta and cook until al dente, about 7 minutes.  Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, melt 3 Tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium heat.  Add the onion and celery and cook until soft, about 5 minutes.  Stir in the chicken and garlic and cook 2 minutes, then add 1/2 cup hot sauce and simmer until slightly thickened, about 1 more minute.
  3. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a saucepan over medium heat.  Stir in the flour and mustard with a wooden spoon until smooth.  Whisk in the half-and-half, then add the remaining 1/4 cup hot sauce and stir until thick, about 2 minutes.  Whisk in the cheddar and pepper jack cheeses, then whisk in the sour cream until smooth.
  4. Spread half of the macaroni in the prepared baking dish, then top with the chicken mixture and the remaining macaroni.  Pour the cheese sauce evenly on top.  Put the remaining 2 Tablespoons butter in a microwave safe bowl and microwave until melted.  Stir in the panko, blue cheese and parsley.  Sprinkle over the macaroni.  Bake until bubbly, 30 to 40 minutes.  Let rest 10 minutes before serving.  Drizzle with some wing sauce for color.
  5. Garnish with even more wing sauce, blue cheese and sour cream if you like!

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About Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese

Course/Dish: Chicken, Side Casseroles
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




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