Today's featured recipe for two may not have a lot of nutritional value, but it certainly wins the honorary title of being sinfully good when it comes to taste.  And I would expect nothing less from a recipe filled with cheese, cream and buffalo wing sauce.  So if you are in the mood for some Fall comfort food, this is a must try.

Note, you will most likely have a few extra servings.  However, this was perfectly fine with us, because we definitely wanted more later in the week. 

Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese
Total Time: 1 hour
Prep: 30 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes

What you'll need
3 tablespoons butter
1/2 pound elbow macaroni
2 cups rotisserie chicken, shredded
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup Franks Red Hot Wings Buffalo Sauce, divided
1 tablespoon flour
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 cup milk
1/4 cup heavy cream
8 ounces cheddar cheese, cut into 1-inch cubes
8 ounces shredded pepper jack cheese
1/3 cup sour cream
1/2 cup plain panko bread crumbs

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease a small (8 x 8) baking dish.
2. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.
3. Meanwhile, melt 1 tablespoon butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Stir in shredded chicken and garlic; cook for about 2 minutes.
4. Stir in 1/4 cup buffalo sauce; simmer until slightly thickened, about 1 minute.
5. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in flour and mustard; mix until smooth. Whisk in milk and cream, then add the remaining 1/4 cup buffalo sauce; stir until thick, about 2 minutes.
6. Add cheddar and pepper jack cheeses, then whisk in the sour cream until smooth.
7. Spread half of the macaroni along the bottom of the baking dish.  Top with chicken mixture and the remaining macaroni. Pour cheese sauce evenly on top.
8. Sprinkle bread crumbs over the top of the macaroni.
9. Bake until bubbly, about 30 minutes.  Let rest before serving.  Enjoy!
Recipe adapted from TidyMom.net
 


Comments

Hailli
11/28/2012 13:33

Is it possible to make this without the rotisserie chicken? Just normal chicken breast? If so, how would I change the recipe to accommodate that?

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11/28/2012 13:37

Sure! All you would need to do is prepare the chicken in advance however you like it. You could grill it and dice into small pieces or you could boil the chicken and shred it.

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Kaela
12/03/2012 15:43

so good!! made this tonight, perfect for two people especially because there are leftovers for lunch the next day!

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07/16/2013 11:45

Made this recipe last night and absolutely loved it! I loved how the spicy chicken complimented the creamy, cheesy noodles. I will definitely make it again!

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07/16/2013 15:55

So glad you liked it! You've inspired me to make this one again. I forgot how good it is!

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