This is a great merge of buffalo chicken and pasta salad - sort of. I found this recipe on a wonderful blog called How Sweet It Is, and I have adapted it slightly. My family loves when I make this for dinner! I usually serve it with steamed mixed vegetables.
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- 1 lb pasta (penne, rotini, or something similar)
- 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked and cut into chunks
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 1 1/2 cups milk (I use fat free)
- 1 cup monterey jack cheese, grated
- 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, grated
- 1/3 cup buffalo wing sauce
- 1/3 cup panko breadcrumbs
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 1Cook the pasta according to directions.
- 2While pasta is cooking, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
- 3Heat a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the butter, and once it’s melted and bubbly add the flour. Whisk together to create a roux and cook for 1-2 minutes until mixture gets a bit golden in color.
- 4Add milk. Continue stirring until milk thickens.
- 5Add in grated cheeses and continue to stir until mixture is smooth. Stir in buffalo wing sauce.
- 6Taste and season with salt and pepper if needed.
- 7Spray a 9x13 baking dish with non-stick spray.
- 8Add pasta and chicken, then pour cheese sauce over and mix thoroughly until everything is coated.
- 9Sprinkle with additional grated cheese and bread crumbs.
- 10Bake for 25 minutes or until cheese is golden brown.
- 11Remove from oven and immediately top with desired garnish (I put tomatoes on mine, husband puts buffalo sauce on his).
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Nutritional Facts for Baked Buffalo Chicken Pasta
Serving Size: 1 (272 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 588.2
- Calories from Fat 173
- Total Fat 19.2 g
- Saturated Fat 10.9 g
- Cholesterol 86.4 mg
- Sodium 482.8 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 66.9 g
- Dietary Fiber 3.2 g
- Sugars 3.2 g
- Protein 35.1 g
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buffalo wing sauce