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Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese

Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese is a stovetop mac and cheese that is super creamy and spicy. Shredded cooked chicken gets mixed in making this a one dish meal. Sprinkle blue cheese crumbles, green onions, and more hot sauce on top for extra flavor.

Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese

 

This easy recipe can be made start to finish in under 20 minutes. Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese is the ultimate in creamy, cheesy, rich macaroni and cheese recipes. It is pure, indulgent comfort food.

Two kinds of cheese, Monterey Jack and cheddar are used for lots of cheese flavor. To make this mac and cheese super creamy, I added cream cheese and sour cream. They really make the sauce rich, thick, and creamy.

Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese

 

Tips for making Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese:

  • Use a rotisserie chicken for ease and convenience.
  • Pretty much any shape of pasta can be used. Penne and shells work well.
  • If you want it to be extra spicy, up the hot sauce from 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup and serve with extra hot sauce.
  • I use Frank’s Hot Sauce, but you could use a different sauce.

Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese

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Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese

Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese

Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese is a stovetop mac and cheese that is super creamy and spicy. Shredded cooked chicken gets mixed in making this a one dish meal. Sprinkle blue cheese crumbles, green onions, and more hot sauce on top for extra flavor.
PREP: 8 mins
COOK: 12 mins
TOTAL: 22 mins
SERVINGS: 8

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces uncooked macaroni pasta
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened and cut into pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup Frank's hot sauce
  • 2 cups cooked and shredded chicken
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese crumbles
  • 2 green onions, sliced

Instructions

  • Cook macaroni according to package directions.
  • Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, melt butter over medium heat.
  • Add flour. Stir and cook for 1 minute.
  • Gradually whisk in milk. Bring to a simmer. Add salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and dry mustard. 
  • Once thickened, turn heat to low and add cream cheese. Stir until melted.
  • Add Monterey Jack cheese and cheddar cheese. Stir until melted.
  • Stir in sour cream and hot sauce.
  • Stir in macaroni, chicken and blue cheese. Sprinkle with green onions.
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: spicy

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12 thoughts on “Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese”

  1. In answer to “Danny G”, I wouldn’t especially the noodles! THEY FALL APART!. The key is make the mac first set aside slow cook everything else transfer to a baking dish the back for 20 min.! Cam out the Ba$$s! AVB

  2. Took the advice of a previous comment to double the pasta so I used a 1 lb box of medium shells. Did not add bleu cheese or green onions. It came out great! Delish! Would make it again.

  3. Foodie129878

    This recipe was super flavorful and creamy. I would suggest doubling the amount of pasta because when I made mine, I found that 8 ounces filled about half the sauce. If you don’t want to double the pasta, it works as a great dip!

    1. Mary Lou Miller

      This was excellent…most definitly will make again.
      My guest loved it…GREAT FLAVOR

    1. Jennifer Both

      I made this 2 weeks ago and it was amazing my whole family loved it wouldn’t change a thing, having it again tonight. Thanks for a mouth watering Mac and cheese😀

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