Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese

Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese Recipes

A creamy, spicy buffalo chicken mac and cheese topped off with a buttery toasted panko. 

Cuisine : American,
Recipe Yields : 8 people
Prep time : 20 minutes
Cook time : 15 minutes
Keywords : buffalo chicken macaroni and cheese, buffalo chicken recipe, macaroni and cheese,


  • 8 oz dry macaroni noodles I used Cellentani noodles ((230g))
  • 3 Tablespoons butter ((42g))
  • 3 Tablespoons flour ((24g))
  • 2 cups milk ((475ml))
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground mustard
  • 4 oz cream cheese ((115g))
  • 1 ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese (, I use low-moisture part skim (170g))
  • 1 cup sharp shredded cheddar cheese ((115g))
  • ⅓ cup sour cream ((80g))
  • ½ cup buffalo hot sauce ((120ml))
  • 1 ½ cups shredded chicken ((200g))
  • 1 Tablespoon butter ((14g))
  • ½ Tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup seasoned panko crumbs ((30g))


  1. Preheat oven to 350F (175C) and lightly grease a 1.5qt round baking dish or 9×9 square baking dish with butter.
  2. Cook pasta al dente according to package instructions.
  3. Meanwhile, melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Once it has melted, add flour and stir until smooth.
  4. Add milk and spices (salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and ground mustard), stir well and bring to a boil.
  5. Once mixture begins to boil, reduce heat, bring to a simmer, and stir frequently until it is slightly thickened.
  6. Reduce heat to low and add cream cheese, mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese, and sour cream. Stir until cheeses are melted and mixture is smooth.
  7. Add hot sauce and stir.
  8. Add shredded chicken and cooked, drained pasta noodles and stir until well coated by the sauce.
  9. Pour into prepared baking dish and prepare your Panko topping.

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