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    Mac and Cheese With Buffalo Chicken

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hrs 15 mins

    15 mins

    1 hrs

    Karen in MA (formerly OC)'s Note:

    A comfort classic meets a bar-food favorite.

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

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    macaroni

    Directions:

    1. 1
      For chicken:.
    2. 2
      Whisk first 6 ingredients in deep medium bowl to blend. Place milk in second bowl, eggs in third bowl, and ground cornflakes in fourth bowl.
    3. 3
      Working with 4 chicken strips at a time, place in flour mixture and toss to coat. Dip same chicken strips into milk, then eggs, then cornflake crumbs, coating with each; arrange on sheet of foil.
    4. 4
      Pour oil into heavy medium saucepan to depth of 2 inches. Attach deep-fry thermometer to side of pan; heat oil to 335°F to 350°F Working in batches, add coated chicken strips to hot oil and fry until golden and cooked through, turning occasionally, about 3 minutes.
    5. 5
      Using slotted spoon, transfer chicken strips to paper towels to drain. Cut strips into 1-inch-long pieces.
    6. 6
      For macaroni:.
    7. 7
      Cook macaroni in large pot of boiling salted water until just tender but still firm to bite. Drain; transfer to very large bowl. Mix in green onions and oregano.
    8. 8
      Melt 6 tablespoons butter in same large pot over medium heat. Add 3 cups chopped onions and garlic. Cover; sauté until onions are soft but not brown, stirring often, about 6 minutes.
    9. 9
      Add flour; stir 2 minutes. Gradually whisk in milk. Bring to boil, whisking constantly. Reduce heat and simmer sauce 2 minutes. Add all cheeses, paprika, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1 teaspoon pepper. Whisk until cheeses melt and sauce is smooth, about 2 minutes.
    10. 10
      Remove from heat. Season to taste with more salt and pepper, if desired. Mix cheese sauce into macaroni. Mix in chicken pieces. Mound mixture in 13x9x2-inch glass baking dish. DO AHEAD Can be prepared 2 hours ahead. Let stand at room temperature.
    11. 11
      Preheat oven to 350°F Stir hot pepper sauce and remaining 2 tablespoons butter in small saucepan over medium heat until butter melts; spoon 4 tablespoons over macaroni in dish. Bake macaroni uncovered until heated through, about 30 minutes, or 45 minutes if made ahead.
    12. 12
      Serve, passing remaining butter and hot-sauce mixture separately.

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    Nutritional Facts for Mac and Cheese With Buffalo Chicken

    Serving Size: 1 (397 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 735.1
     
    Calories from Fat 292
    39%
    Total Fat 32.5 g
    50%
    Saturated Fat 19.1 g
    95%
    Cholesterol 160.1 mg
    53%
    Sodium 2184.5 mg
    91%
    Total Carbohydrate 72.6 g
    24%
    Dietary Fiber 4.4 g
    17%
    Sugars 11.1 g
    44%
    Protein 38.4 g
    76%

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