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Quick and Easy Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese

A quick and easy mac and cheese but with a twist. A blend of 2 cheeses, chicken and buffalo sauce take this classic to the next level.
Serves: 6
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 10 min

Ingredients

3 tbsp unsalted butter
3 tbsp all purpose flour
3 cups milk
1 tsp ground mustard
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
7 tbsp buffalo sauce
2 cups grated emmentaler cheese
2 cups grated sharp cheddar
2 cups cooked chicken, diced
6 cups cooked elbow macaroni
1 tbsp minced parsley
2 tbsp buffalo sauce for garnish, optional
2 tbsp toasted panko crumbs, optional

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.

Steps

  1. Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add flour and stir to combine. Cook until golden, 1 – 2 minutes. Slowly whisk in milk. Bring to a simmer and cook until thickened, about 3 – 4 minutes.

  2. Stir in ground mustard, salt, pepper and buffalo sauce. Remove pot from heat and stir in cheeses until melted and smooth. Stir in chicken, macaroni and parsley.

  3. To serve, drizzle with buffalo sauce and sprinkle with panko if using. 

Nutrition Info

Per serving Amount
Calories652
Protein43.2 g
Fat32.7 g
Saturated Fat19.4 g
Carbohydrate43.7 g
Fibre0.8 g
Sugar1.1 g
Cholesterol128 mg
Sodium1004 mg
Per serving % Daily Value
Potassium5
Calcium45
Iron11