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Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese

Rated as 4.17 out of 5 Stars

"Kicked up macaroni and cheese. Easy, quick way to use up left over chicken (leftovers from slow cooker buffalo chicken on is perfect)."
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40 m servings 304
Original recipe yields 6 servings (1 8-inch square casserole dish)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Mix chicken, hot sauce, and ranch dressing together in a bowl until coated; set aside for flavors to blend.
  3. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, 8 minutes. Drain and transfer back to the pot. Stir margarine, milk, and cheese powder into pasta until sauce is smooth.
  4. Pour half of the macaroni and cheese into an 8-inch square casserole dish; top with chicken mixture, celery, and blue cheese. Spread remaining macaroni and cheese on top of blue cheese layer.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until chicken is warmed and casserole is bubbling, about 15 minutes.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Top the macaroni and cheese with another layer of celery and blue cheese before baking, if desired.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 304 calories; 15.2 24.3 17 37 608 Full nutrition

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My granddaughter and I stumbled across this recipe while looking for something to make for lunch. Since both of us are fans of the blue box mac & cheese we decided to give it a whirl and the res...

My kids loved it! They have been asking for me to make it again! I only gave it fours stars because I did not add the celery or blue cheese. I do not have either of those ingredients and my ki...

Tried doubling the recipe and making it in a 13x9, turned out well. Also shredded the chicken instead of cubing it

I didn't have Mac and cheese in the box, so I made my own Mac and cheese. Didn't have blue cheese either, so just topped with cheddar and some panko bread crumbs. Both my hubby and my son in...

I made this and substituted the 1/4 cup margarine for 1/4 cup CannaButter. it make this recipe just a step above normal. follow the CANNA COOKER ! more to come

What a great way to take a plain box of mac and cheese and give it that wow factor. Recipe was super simple with left over chicken . Hubby really liked this one.