Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Buffalo Chicken Pasta Bake



So, you might be thinking another Buffalo Chicken Recipe? Yep, because I never get tired of it! It's kind of a sick obsession with me. I pretty much threw this recipe together at the last minute. I haven't gone grocery shopping and I decided to use a few staples that I have on hand. (And yes Buffalo Wing Sauce is considered a staple in my house) It was really fantastic. The pasta stayed creamy and the panko made a great crunchy topping. Another new favorite in my house!

Buffalo Chicken Pasta Bake

Ingredients
3-4 cooked chicken breasts, cut into chunks ( leftover chicken or rotisserie works great in this)
16 oz pasta of your choice
3 oz cream cheese
1 Cup Milk
1/2 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese ( Plus additional 1/4 cup for topping)
2 Tbsp Blue Cheese Dressing (Ranch will work too)
1/3 Cup Wing Sauce ( I like Franks)
1/2 Cup Panko Bread Crumbs
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1/2 Tsp Salt
1/2 Tsp Pepper

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cook pasta according to directions. In a medium sauce pot, over medium, heat add cream cheese and milk whisk until cream cheese is melted. Add garlic powder, salt, pepper, shredded cheddar, dressing, and wing sauce  Whisk until cheese is melted and ingredients are combined. Mixture will be thick but smooth.
 
Spray 9x13 dish and add pasta and chicken. Pour wing sauce mixture over it and mix until everything is coated. Top with additional grated cheese and panko. Bake 18 minutes or until cheese is brown and bubbling. Top with green onions or cilantro and additional wing sauce (Optional) Enjoy!

16 comments:

  1. Oh, girl....you did it again! I may be making this for my family very soon, I love Frank's hot sauces btw ;)

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  2. Looks yummy!
    Thanks for sharing with my Super Link Party! :-)

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  3. pasta! i'm pasta lover. tq for sharing this. can't wait to this myself.

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  4. looks wonderful - thank you for linking with Kids in the Kitchen - pinning and sharing!

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  5. Following from Friday Chaos! I am totally putting your blog in my favorites! your dishes look SO good! As another midwesterner, I must ask if you are a White Six or Cubs fan...

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    1. Uh-oh, Bridget...I may have to unsubscribe to your blog...you stole Lariano! Ok, so he was good on his first outing (which happened to be us~the Twins), but I heard he had a pretty good blunder or two after that :( He wasn't as much of a loss as when we lost Santana. They were great together, then not so good apart.

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  6. I am sooo excited I foud your blog. I need all the recipes I can get. I promised the hubs I would cook more when we got into our new home. He thinks I never cooked in the rent house because it was a boring secluded kitchen. Now we will have an open floor plan and this mama needs to learn how to cook. Hahaha. Newest follower!

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  7. I am going to try this tonight!! How many do you think it serves?

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    1. Michelle,
      I would say you could get 6 good sized portions. Hope you enjoy it! :)

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  8. I'm making this for dinner tonight. It's in the oven as I type. I love buffalo everything too. Thanks for the recipe.

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    1. Just wanted to let you know that this was a hit at my house. Would love for you to come and linkup at the Let's Get Real Blog Hop that is now live. mypinterventures.com

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  9. I'm so glad you and your family enjoyed it and thanks for the invite to link up!

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  10. OK...So being a Buffalo girl, I was really looking forward to this. I will say it had flavor, but it lacked a sauce after being baked. I made 1 1/2 times the sauce, and it still was not saucy enough for us. the Pasta absorbed it I think. I will need to tweak this to make it my own. So very sorry.

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  11. Sorry to hear that it wasn't saucy enough for you. Glad you liked the flavor though!

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