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This cheesy, creamy, and spicy buffalo chicken mac and cheese is simple and quick! It marries traditional mac and cheese with buffalo chicken dip for the perfect dinner.
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  1. BUFFALO CHICKEN MAC AND CHEESE INGREDIENTS
  2. How to Make Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese
  3. MORE RECIPES YOU WILL LOVE:
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Classic macaroni and cheese gets a spicy makeover with this super delicious buffalo chicken mac and cheese. Tender noodles are combined with a homemade cheese sauce (no Velveeta here!), chicken and Frank’s Red Hot Sauce for a dinner your family will devour.

Need more ideas for a quick, simple dinner? This easy crockpot mac and cheese or baked mac and cheese our will hit the spot. Try our cauliflower mac and cheese for a lower carb option.

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MORE MAC & CHEESE RECIPES:
Instant Pot Mac & Cheese | Bacon Mac & Cheese | Chili Mac


BUFFALO CHICKEN MAC AND CHEESE INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups shredded chicken
  • ⅓ cup buffalo sauce (or to taste)
  • 16 oz macaroni pasta
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 2 T flour
  • 2.5 cups milk
  • 8oz sharp cheddar, freshly grated
  • 6oz Monterey Jack, freshly shredded
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • ½ cup blue cheese
  • Parsley, freshly chopped

PRO TIP: If you’re serving a crowd, this recipe easily doubles or triples. 

How to Make Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese

STEP ONE: Start by cooking the macaroni according to package directions.

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STEP TWO: While you wait for the macaroni to cook, pour ⅓ cup of buffalo sauce on top of shredded chicken and mix well.

STEP THREE: When macaroni is done cooking, drain and in the same pot, over medium heat, melt butter and whisk in flour. You’ll cook for about one minute, stirring constantly. Add in milk, cheddar, and Monterey Jack cheese. Stir frequently until cheese has completely melted into a sauce. Add salt and pepper to taste.

STEP FOUR: Combine the cooked macaroni and shredded chicken in the pan with the sauce. You could also keep it warm in a slow cooker if you have a large group to feed.

Serve warm topped with freshly chopped parsley and blue cheese crumbles. I love to add celery sticks to the side as well.

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My boys love anything with chicken, making this hearty buffalo mac and cheese a winner for all of us. I love how simple and quick it is to make, and they love eating it. Win, win!

MORE RECIPES YOU WILL LOVE:

COMFORT: Taco RingCowboy Casserole
BUFFALO: Buffalo Meatballs | Buffalo Chicken Dip
EASY: Ham and Cheese Sliders
CHICKENIP Chicken Wings | Chicken & Shrimp Tacos

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Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese

5 from 3 votes
This cheesy, creamy, and spicy buffalo chicken mac and cheese is simple and quick! It marries traditional mac and cheese with buffalo chicken dip for the perfect dinner.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups shredded chicken
  • 1/3 cup buffalo sauce or to taste
  • 16 oz macaroni pasta
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 T flour
  • 2.5 cups milk
  • 8 oz sharp cheddar freshly grated
  • 6 oz Monterey Jack freshly shredded
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese
  • Parsley freshly chopped

Instructions
 

  • Cook macaroni according to package directions.
  • While macaroni is cooking pour ⅓ cup buffalo sauce on top of shredded chicken and mix well.
  • When macaroni is done cooking, drain and in the same pot, over medium heat, melt butter and whisk in flour cooking for about one minute, stirring constantly.
  • Add in milk, cheddar, Monterey Jack cheese.
  • Stir frequently until cheese has completely melted into a sauce.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Combine cooked macaroni and shredded chicken in the pan with the sauce.
  • Serve warm topped with freshly chopped parsley and blue cheese crumbles.

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Nutrition

Calories: 650kcal
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  1. Treena Hilchie says

    5 stars
    This was a great idea for the slow cooker. Love changing up my regular mac and cheese to one that has a little kick to it!

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