Mac n cheese is warm, cheesey and a classic dish. It’s the perfect comfort food to make on those cold days or when you are looking for an easy meal to please the whole family. Buffalo chicken adds the perfect twist to a classic. The spiciness of the buffalo sauce mixed with the creaminess of cheese is perfect. Not to mention the addition of bleu cheese, which just melts in your month and the panko, which adds great texture to the dish. Try it out, we are sure it will become a staple for family dinner!
6 tbsp. unsalted butter, divided
Salt, to taste
1 tsp garlic powder
½ pound elbow macaroni
1½ cups shredded chicken, (rotisserie, canned or pre-cooked breasts)
¾ cup Frank’s hot sauce, divided
2 tbsp. flour
1 tsp. dry mustard powder
1 cup milk
¼ cup heavy cream
2¼ cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 cup crumbled bleu cheese
⅓ cup sour cream
½ cup panko bread crumbs
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a large casserole dish.
Bring a pot of water to a boil, season with salt, and add the pasta and cook until al dente. Drain and set aside.
In the meantime, in a large skillet over medium high heat, melt 2 tbsp. of butter and stir in the chicken and garlic powder. Cook for a couple minutes then add ¼ cup of the hot sauce and mix it all together until well combined. Put the chicken mixture in a bowl and set aside. Rinse out your skillet and return to stove.