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Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese

Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese is a cheesy, addicting dish with a buffalo chicken kick!

Course dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword buffalo chicken macaroni and cheese, homemade macaroni and cheese
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 238 kcal
Author Amanda Rettke-iambaker.com

Ingredients

Chicken

  • 1 cup shredded cooked rotisserie chicken
  • 2 tablespoons buffalo sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ranch dressing

Mac and Cheese

  • 8 ounces cavatappi noodles, cooked al dente and drained
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole milk, warmed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground mustard powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional
  • ½ cup sharp cheddar cheese, freshly grated
  • ¼ cup mozzarella cheese, freshly grated

Topping

  • ¼ cup mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon buffalo sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon ranch dressing
  • Parsley, chopped (for garnish)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F

Chicken

  1. Mix chicken, buffalo sauce, ranch dressing in a medium bowl, set aside.

Mac and Cheese

  1. In a skillet over medium heat, melt the butter.
  2. Add the flour and whisk constantly for 1-2 minutes (or until the mixture turns light brown).
  3. Remove from heat and gradually pour in the warm milk, whisking constantly.
  4. Return the pan to the heat, whisk another 3-5 minutes or until thickened.
  5. Add the salt, garlic powder, ground mustard, and cayenne pepper and stir to combine.
  6. Add the cheeses and chicken, stirring to melt.
  7. Add the noodles. Stir to combine.

Topping

  1. Top with the mozzarella and cheddar cheese and bake, uncovered, for 5 minutes.
  2. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Drizzle with ranch and buffalo sauce.
  4. Garnish with parsley before serving.