Saturday, October 9, 2010

Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese

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I love Hot Sauce! There is said it, I can add it to just about anything, except dessert that is! So when wondering what to make for dinner the other night I thought Buffalo Chicken….but with all this rainy,windy weather we have had I wanted something a little more…. comforting. So Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese it is. I knew that most recipes that I found would be quite fattening so I tried to slim it down a little… Just a little don’t worry! We always drink 1% Milk so that was one way to cut out some fat, and I subbed in Reduced Fat cheese instead of the full fat. And that's about it haha, so just a “little” healthy.

Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese
Preheat oven 375 degrees
Items Needed:
Baking dish
Big Pot

  • 3 Chicken breast, cut into 1/4 inch pieces
  • 1/2 box of elbow pasta
  • 1/2 c blue cheese dressing
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar
  • 1 c milk
  • panko bread crumbs
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1/2- 1 c Franks Red hot sauce

  • Bring large pot of water to a boil, once boiling add pasta and cook following box directions, cooking just under al dente because we are going to bake later
  • Heat skillet to medium high heat and add chicken in batches, salt and pepper chicken and brown for 4-5 minutes, remove each batch to a plate, when all chicken is done return to skillet and add 1/2 c hot sauce and cook until sauce thickens slightly. Remove from heat and set aside
  • Drain pasta and add pasta to baking dish by layering some pasta then some chicken ( makes it easier to mix together ) stir in the blue cheese dressing and mix well
  • Wipe the chicken skillet clean and add the milk, bring to a slow boil adding shredded cheese in batches, once all melted add the cheese sauce to the pasta and chicken and carefully stir to combine all ingredients.
  • Sprinkle top with enough panko breadcrumbs to cover dish and sprinkle a small handful of cheese, bake for about 25 minutes, tasting to make sure it is hot enough, and cheese and breadcrumbs are slightly browned

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Eat and Enjoy!!!!!

What is your favorite add in to Mac and Cheese?


Pam said...

This is a perfect comfort food dish! It sounds delicious!

Karen said...

Thank you for reading my Blog Sharon! Please let us know how your grapes turned out ;)

Happy Cooking :)

claire said...

yum! great recipe!


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