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
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!