Skip to Content

Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese

Love it? Share it!

Buffalo chicken mac and cheese is cheesy and creamy and full of flavor. It’s one the best comfort foods around and my recipe is super quick and easy to make!

My husband and I love macaroni and cheese and I mean we truly love it. There is nothing like a hearty meal, especially during colder seasons.

The kids don’t really seem to be fans of this classic staple so we don’t have it very often which is probably for the best.

If I’m looking for something kid-friendly, I reach for my classic lasagna recipe with cottage cheese or go a little lighter with tomato tortellini soup.

But for today, let’s talk buffalo chicken!

Post updated from January 2013

Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese in pan

The upside of this is that when we do make it, we get to spice it up a bit. My favorite way to eat macaroni and cheese is by adding some buffalo sauce and blue cheese crumbles.

I am a big fan of Buffalo Chicken in just about any form. So when we visited NYC for our anniversary a few years ago, and ate at a Mac and Cheese restaurant called S’Mac, I had to try the buffalo chicken mac & cheese.

It was delicious and have been recreating it ever since!

Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese Overhead Shot

The recipe is based on my mom’s classic from my childhood.

It’s so quick to make because while the chicken and pasta are cooking on the stove, you can make the sauce in the microwave by slowly mixing together a few ingredients.

And btw, I love having our meat delivered! Makes life so much easier.

Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese Ingredients Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese Making Sauce

There is so much comfort in this food I don’t even know what else to say other than DIG IN. Also, don’t worry about the calories ok? Can’t win em all.

Here’s a gratuitous cheese sauce pic. You can thank me later.

Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese Melted Cheese Sauce

How to make Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese

Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese Overhead Shot

Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Wait until you try this Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese Recipe. Such a delicious comfort food and great for feeding a crowd too!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb pasta of your choice, I used Fusilli
  • 2 cups or more extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 lb chicken breast
  • 1/4 cup Franks Original Buffalo sauce
  • 8 Tbsp Blue Cheese Crumbles, optional topping

Instructions

  1. Boil water and add pasta when boiling (reduce heat)
  2. While water is heating, prepare the cheese sauce by combining the milk, flour, butter, cheese, and salt in a microwave safe bowl.
  3. Microwave on high for 4 minutes. Stir sauce and microwave on high for another 4 minutes.
  4. Cook chicken in a small amount of olive oil or butter until cooked through.
  5. Add 1/4 cup of buffalo sauce and remove from heat.
  6. Once pasta is done, stir in the cheese sauce and buffalo chicken.
  7. Top with Bleu cheese crumbles (if desired) and enjoy!

Notes

The great thing about this meal is that you add the buffalo chicken to regular mac and cheese so if your kids want it the traditional way, everyone is happy!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 529Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 15gSodium: 966mgCarbohydrates: 45gSugar: 2gProtein: 32g

Did you make this recipe?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Pinterest

All I can say is get in my belly! I can’t believe it took going to a restaurant in another state to learn how to combine two of my favorite foods.

And now there is no going back.

Macaroni and cheese with buffalo chicken and blue cheese crumbles

Do like to add things to your Mac & Cheese or do you stick with the classic?

Like this post? Share and Save for Later!

Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese

Love it? Share it!

Word Search Teacher Valentines to Students
← Previous
Print or Email These CUTE Valentines from Teachers to Students
valentines day cupcakes featured
Next →
14 Adorable Valentine's Day Cupcakes

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

50 {More} Buffalo Chicken Inspired Recipes | Café Zupas

Thursday 31st of January 2013

[...] from How Sweet it Is Healthified Buffalo Chicken Lasagna from Survival Guide By the Working Mom Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese from Lil Kid Things Feta-Stuffed Buffalo Chicken Meatballs from Iowa Girl Eats Buffalo Chicken [...]

Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting

Monday 28th of January 2013

OMG! Yes and yes. In my mouth. Please.

Annie @ Mama Dweeb

Saturday 26th of January 2013

I have never used buffalo sauce in Mac & Cheese but this sounds DELICIOUS!!!

Beth

Saturday 26th of January 2013

I want. NOW.

Fadra

Saturday 26th of January 2013

There's a MAC&CHEESE restaurant in NYC? I'm so there.

Andrea

Saturday 26th of January 2013

Yes! In fact I meant to add the link...doing that now - but here it is for you! http://www.smacnyc.com/

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.