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Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese

This mac n cheese is ooey, gooey cheesy goodness with a buffalo kick! It’s best to plan ahead with this one as I make the buffalo chicken in the slow cooker and then the entire dish bakes for 45 minutes to an hour. Macaroni and cheese is one of my favorite comfort foods and this twist is a total crowd pleasure.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound chicken
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • ¾ cup buffalo sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound macaroni pasta, uncooked
  • 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 ounces Challenge Cream Cheese
  • green onions and blue cheese for garnish, if desired

Directions

  • 1
    Add chicken, chicken broth, buffalo sauce, garlic powder, paprika, pepper, and salt to slow cooker. Stir until combined and cook on high for 2 to 3 hours. (Could be more or less time depending on your slow cooker. My chicken was done right at 2 hours.)
  • 2
    Remove cooked chicken from slow cooker, shred, and return to slow cooker.
  • 3
    Add pasta, cheddar cheese, evaporated milk, milk, and cream cheese to slow cooker.
  • 4
    Mix and cook on high for about 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until pasta is cooked.
  • 5
    Garnish with blue cheese crumbles and green onions if desired and serve.

Recipe By

Kylee's Kitchen

Kylee is a journalist with a passion for baking. When she's not chasing the news, you can find her in the kitchen testing out new recipes for her blog, Kylee's Kitchen. She also loves sharing fun food ideas during her Kylee's Kitchen segments on the FOX59 morning show in Indianapolis.