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Buffalo Chicken Pasta is creamy, cheesy pasta with tender buffalo chicken that makes the Ultimate Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese done in under 30 minutes; you can’t go wrong.


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This Quick and Easy Dinner is on the table in under 30 minutes, all done in one pan using leftover shredded chicken or a rotisserie chicken.

If you love Buffalo Wings, you will also love my buffalo chicken dip, Buffalo Cauliflower, Buffalo Wild Wings Pasta, or my Buffalo Spaghetti Squash.

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Ingredients for Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese

  • Cream Cheese: Softened to room temperature for best results.
  • Penne Pasta: Cook According To Package Instructions.
  • Shredded Chicken: We used a Rotisserie Chicken. You can use any cooked chicken.
  • Granulated Garlic: You can also use minced garlic.
  • Hot Sauce: We used Franks Red Hot Sauce.
  • Shredded Mozzarella: We shred our cheese at home.
  • Cheddar Cheese: We used shredded cheddar.
  • Blue Cheese Crumbles: This is optional if you do not like blue cheese, you can skip this.
  • Chicken Broth: We used Better than Boullion.
  • Whole Milk: You can use whole milk or heavy cream.
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Step-by-Step Directions for Buffalo Chicken Pasta Recipe

Step 1

  • Preheat the oven to 350℉.
  • Add the cream cheese to a 10” cast iron skillet and place the pasta around the cream cheese. 
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Step 2

  • Add the cooked shredded chicken, sprinkle the granulated garlic and drizzle the hot sauce over everything.
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Step 3

  • Sprinkle on the shredded/crumbled cheeses, and pour in the chicken stock and milk.
  • Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes until bubbling and the cheeses have melted.
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Step 4

  • Remove from the oven and stir to combine everything. (don’t worry if it looks as if there is too much liquid in the pan, keep stirring, and everything will come together)
  • Garnish with sliced green onions or chives. Enjoy!
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Tips and Tricks

  • Use leftover chicken or shredded chicken for Buffalo Chicken Pasta
  • Half & Half or Heavy Cream can be used in place of whole milk.
  • The blue cheese crumbles can be left out if desired.
  • Other cheeses that can be used: are Provolone, Monterey Jack, Colby Jack, and Pepperjack.
  • Use any hot sauce that you love, I used frank’s original hot sauce.
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Frequently Asked Questions

How to Store Buffalo Chicken Pasta

Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days in an airtight container. Reheat in the microwave or oven.

Can I make this in the Instant Pot?

Yes, You can make Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Pasta.

What Pasta should I use for chicken pasta?

Use used Penne Pasta but you can use rigatoni, Spaghetti, Or even bowtie noodles.

Do I have to add blue cheese?

NO, you do not have to add blue cheese that is completely optional. Feel Free to add blue cheese dressing or even ranch dressing as a topping after.

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Buffalo Chicken Pasta

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Buffalo Chicken Pasta is creamy, cheesy pasta with tender buffalo chicken that makes the Ultimate Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese done in under 30 minutes; you can’t go wrong.

Ingredients

  • 8 oz Cream Cheese
  • 10 oz Penne Pasta, Cook According To Package Instructions.
  • 1 lb Cooked and Shredded Chicken
  • 1 Tbsp Granulated Garlic
  • ½ Cup Hot Sauce
  • ¼ Cup Shredded Mozzarella
  • ¼ Cup Shredded Cheddar
  • ¼ Cup Blue Cheese Crumbles
  • ¼ Cup Chicken Stock
  • ¼ Cup Whole Milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350℉.
  2. In a 10” cast iron skillet, add the cream cheese and place the pasta around the cream cheese. 
  3. Add the cooked shredded chicken, sprinkle in the granulated garlic and drizzle the hot sauce over everything. 
  4. Sprinkle on the shredded/crumbled cheeses, pour in the chicken stock and milk.
  5. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes until bubbling and the cheeses have melted.
  6. Remove from the oven and stir to combine everything. (don’t worry if it looks as if there is too much liquid in the pan, just keep stirring and everything will come together)
  7. Garnish with sliced green onions or chives. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 604Total Fat: 34gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 161mgSodium: 480mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 42g

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