This is an artery clogging, kitchen-dirtying, totally indulgent, sinful meal. I can't eat like that every day, or actually any day! I used 2% cheese, subbed milk for 1/2 and 1/2, and used light sour cream. For what it's worth, my sauce was still creamy and delicious and saved a bunch of calories! I also skipped the pepper jack and used gruyere and swiss instead, because I wanted a stronger cheese taste. However, I thought (and DH agreed) that the hot sauce flavor totally overpowered the taste of the cheese, so frankly I felt like I wasted my cheese! The blue cheese on top was like the icing on the cake- I loved the crunch of the panko and the bite of the blue cheese. A very good combo of two delicious meals!
Funny, I just found this recipe on foodnetwork.com. Oh well... at least this web site didn't lockup when I tried to save it.
Oh, my, this was soooo good. If you like buffalo anything, you will love this. I did try to stay true to the recipe, but I made some minor modifications based on the other reviews. First, I cut back the hot sauce added to the chicken mixture to 1/3 cup. For the cheese, I used .5lb of Velveeta, 1/2 8oz bag (4 oz?) of grated sharp cheddar, and 1 full 8oz bag of Monterey Jack. This still had quite a bite, too hot for children and grandmas, but I thought it was perfect, but you might want to cut back even further on the hot sauce if you don't like it too spicy. Also, I love the buffalo/bleu cheese combo, so I was thinking that when I make it again, I would try bleu cheese dressing instead of the sour cream in the cheese sauce - but, the topping added more of a bleu cheese kick than I thought it would, so maybe not. I was so happy to have an event to make this - a friend was having a macaroni and cheese party - all different kinds. I don't think I could just make it for the family due to the calories, fat, and the fact it's too hot for my DH and mom :-) But, I will make it again next pot luck!
I found this recipe on another website and had to try it because it has 2 of my kids favorite foods. The only changes I made was 2 cups of 2% milk and 1/2 cup heavy cream. I also did not add the blue cheese but used Ranch. Next time I may cut back a little on the hot sauce because as someone else said its a little overpowering. Very tasty!
I first saw this recipe in my foodnetwork magazine and thought yummm. Anything buffalo is a must try for me. I am giving this 3 stars because my husband and I liked it but we werent licking our lips saying wow. It was a little blah and lacking some flavor. This has excellent reviews so Im wondering if it may of been the brand of cheese that I used. The cheese sauce was so thick and cheesy that it hid the buffalo flavor. I think if I make it next time I will cut down on the cheese a bit and maybe put in some velveeta to replace some of the cheddar. Also I thought to give it a little more zing, add in a ranch packet and MORE buffalo sauce. I think with those alterations we would like it better and it would be a possible 5 star for us. Even though I love cheddar cheese! It needed to be toned down a bit to let the buffalo flavor shine thru. Im sure I will try again and next time have a more successful outcome!
i randomly stumbled upon this recipe at foodnetwork.com, today .. and all of the rave reviews had me very intrigued (obviously i had to check here to get the low down before i actually took the leap). i ended up having to make far more than a myriad of substitutions, due to what i had available, and became very wary when i put it in the oven. FRET NOT! this baked up so deliciously! so, so delicious. i can't wait to share.
Very good. I did not put onion or celery in (DH does not like) so I also used 2TB less butter. I also do not have dry mustard & used Half and Half Substitute. I used 6 cups of mexican shredded cheese (cheddar & monterey jack). I did not taste the blue cheese as much as I would have liked. Next time I may put the breadcrumb/blue cheese mixture on later in the baking process & may put more blue cheese than the recipe says to use. The only thing I didn't like about this recipe is how many dishes I had to use at the same time--I'm definitely an amateur cook & had to have my husband help do some of the steps with me. Yummy though!