Quick and Easy Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 10 min
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.
Contributed By: By Christina Frantzis
3 tbsp (45 mL) unsalted butter
3 tbsp (45 mL) all purpose flour
3 cups (750 mL) milk
1 tsp (5 mL) ground mustard
1/4 tsp (1.25 mL) salt
1/4 tsp (1.25 mL) pepper
7 tbsp (105 mL) buffalo sauce
2 cups (500 mL) grated emmentaler cheese
2 cups (500 mL) grated sharp cheddar
2 cups (500 mL) cooked chicken, diced
6 cups (1.5 L) cooked elbow macaroni
1 tbsp (15 mL) minced parsley
2 tbsp (30 mL) buffalo sauce for garnish, optional
2 tbsp (30 mL) toasted panko crumbs, optional
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.