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Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese Recipe

Looking for an easy Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese recipe? Learn how to make Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by janae18

Makes 12 servings



http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/buffalo-chicken-macaroni-and-cheese-recipe/index.html

Recipe Ingredients for Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese

7 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for the dish
1 Kosher salt
1 pound elbow macaroni
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 stalks celery, finely chopped
3 cups (shredded rotisserie) chicken
2 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 cup hot sauce (preferably Frank's)
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons dry mustard
2 1/2 cups half-and-half
1 pound cheddar cheese (yellow sharp cut into 1-inch cubes about 3 1/2 cups)
8 ounces pepper jack cheese, shredded (about 2 cups)
2/3 cup sour cream
1 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Recipe Directions for Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and butter a 9-by-13-inch 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.

  5. Put the remaining 2 tablespoons butter in a medium microwave-safe bowl and microwave until melted. Stir in the panko, blue cheese and parsley. Sprinkle over the macaroni and bake until bubbly, 30 to 40 minutes. Let rest 10 minutes before serving.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 241.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
639
Calories from Fat
339
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
37.7g
58%
Saturated Fat
23.1g
115%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
133mg
44%
Sodium
987mg
41%
Potassium
352mg
10%
Total Carbohydrates
40.3g
13%
Dietary Fiber
2.0g
8%
Sugars
2.4g
Protein
34.0g
Vitamin A 24% Vitamin C 21%
Calcium 54% Iron 14%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • High in selenium
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
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