Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese

Recipe by CIndytc
READY IN: 1hr 15mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Butter a 9 X 13 inch baking dish.
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil; add the pasta and cook until al dente, about 7 minutes or so. Drain.
  • Meanwhile, melt 3 T. butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and celery and cook untilsoft. About 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the chicken and garlic and cook 2 minutes, then add 1/2 cup hot sauce and simmer until slightly thickened, about 1 more minute.
  • Melt 2 T. butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the flour and mustard with a wooden spoon until smooth. Whisk in the half & half, then add the remaining 1/4 cup hot sauce and stir until thick, about 2 minutes.
  • Whisk in the cheddar and pepper jack cheeses, then whisk in the sour cream until smooth.
  • Spread half of the macaroni in the prepared baking dish, then top with the chicken mixture and the remaing macaroni, Pour the cheese sauce evenly on top.
  • Put the remaining 2 T. butter in a medium microwave safe bowl and microwave until melted. Stir in the panko crumbs, blue cheese and parsley.
  • Sprinkle over the macaroni and bake until bubbly, 30 to 40 minutes.
  • Let rest 10 minutes before serving.
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