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Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese

Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese is a baked pasta recipe loaded with crispy popcorn chicken, Buffalo sauce, ranch dressing, cheddar and mozzarella cheese.

Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese is a baked pasta recipe loaded with crispy popcorn chicken, Buffalo sauce, ranch dressing, cheddar and mozzarella cheese.



Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese is an easy baked macaroni recipe with a bit of a kick.

Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese is a baked pasta recipe loaded with crispy popcorn chicken, Buffalo sauce, ranch dressing, cheddar and mozzarella cheese.

This cheesy buffalo chicken pasta is a fun twist on traditional macaroni and cheese.

Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese is a baked pasta recipe loaded with crispy popcorn chicken, Buffalo sauce, ranch dressing, cheddar and mozzarella cheese.

Printable Recipe Card with a Full List of Ingredients and Instructions is Located at the Bottom of the Post.

Be sure to read through the entire post so that you don’t miss out on any important tips and tricks!

This mac and cheese recipe takes about forty-five minutes from start to finish and serves six people.

Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese is a baked pasta recipe loaded with crispy popcorn chicken, Buffalo sauce, ranch dressing, cheddar and mozzarella cheese.

To make this Buffalo chicken macaroni, I started by cooking some frozen popcorn chicken according to the directions on the package.

cooked popcorn chicken on a baking sheet

Then I poured some water and heavy cream into a large pot on the stove.

water and heavy cream in a large pot

I brought the water and cream to a boil.

water and heavy cream boiling in a large pot

Once the liquid was boiling, I added some macaroni noodles to the pot.

I stirred until all of the macaroni noodles were submerged in the liquid.

Then I placed a lid on the pot and reduced the heat to medium-low.

I left the macaroni to cook, stirring occasionally, for ten minutes.

After ten minutes, I removed the lid from the pot and stirred well.

macaroni in cream in a large pot

Then I added some condensed cheddar cheese soup, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper to the pot.

spices and condensed cheddar cheese soup on top of creamy macaroni in a large pot

I stirred until all of the ingredients were fully combined.

creamy macaroni in a large pot

Then I added some shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese to the pot.

shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese in a large pot

I stirred well again.

creamy mac and cheese in a large pot

Then I poured the macaroni and cheese into a greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish.

creamy macaroni and cheese in a baking dish

I sprinkled the cooked popcorn chicken on top of the macaroni and cheese.

popcorn chicken on top of mac and cheese in a baking dish

Then I poured some Buffalo sauce over the chicken.

buffalo sauce on top of macaroni and cheese

I drizzled ranch dressing on top of the Buffalo sauce.

ranch dressing and buffalo sauce on top of macaroni and cheese

Then I sprinkled some more shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese on top.

shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese on top of buffalo chicken mac and cheese

 

I placed the dish in the oven and baked the pasta until the cheese on top was completely melted and just starting to brown around the edges.

Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese is a baked pasta recipe loaded with crispy popcorn chicken, Buffalo sauce, ranch dressing, cheddar and mozzarella cheese.

Then I removed the dish from the oven and left the macaroni to sit for a few minutes before scooping and serving.

Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese is a baked pasta recipe loaded with crispy popcorn chicken, Buffalo sauce, ranch dressing, cheddar and mozzarella cheese.

This creamy pasta is packed with flavour.

Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese is a baked pasta recipe loaded with crispy popcorn chicken, Buffalo sauce, ranch dressing, cheddar and mozzarella cheese.

I used mild Buffalo sauce for this recipe but you could use hot if want more heat.

Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese is a baked pasta recipe loaded with crispy popcorn chicken, Buffalo sauce, ranch dressing, cheddar and mozzarella cheese.

If you are looking for a delicious and fun macaroni and cheese recipe, then you need to try this Buffalo Chicken Mac N Cheese!

Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese is a baked pasta recipe loaded with crispy popcorn chicken, Buffalo sauce, ranch dressing, cheddar and mozzarella cheese.

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PRINTABLE VERSION OF THE RECIPE CAN BE FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE

Ingredients You’ll Need to Make This Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese:

  • 1 lb frozen popcorn chicken
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups heavy cream (35%MF)
  • 1 lb macaroni noodles
  • 10.5 oz condensed cheddar cheese soup
  • 1 1/2 tbsp garlic chowder
  • 1 1/2 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 pepper
  • 4 cups shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese blend
  • 1 cup Buffalo sauce
  • 1/3 cup ranch dressing

How to Make Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese:

  1. Cook the popcorn chicken according to the directions on the package.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400F.
  3. Pour water and heavy cream into a large pot on the stove.
  4. Bring the water and cream to a boil.
  5. Once the liquid is boiling, add the macaroni noodles to the pot.
  6. Stir until all of the noodles are submerged in the liquid.
  7. Place a lid on the pot and reduce heat to medium-low.
  8. Leave the macaroni to continue cooking, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes.
  9. After 10 minutes, remove the lid and stir well.
  10. Add the condensed cheddar soup, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper to the pot.
  11. Stir until all of the ingredients are fully combined
  12. Add 2 cups of the shredded cheese to the pot and stir well again.
  13. Dump the macaroni and cheese into a greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
  14. Sprinkle the cooked popcorn chicken on top of the mac and cheese.
  15. Pour the Buffalo sauce on top of the popcorn chicken.
  16. Drizzle the ranch dressing on top of the Buffalo sauce.
  17. Sprinkle the remaining 2 cups of shredded cheese on top.
  18. Place the dish in the oven and bake until the cheese on top is completely melted and just starting to brown around the edges. 16-18 minutes.
  19. Remove the dish from the oven and leave the mac and cheese to sit for a few minutes before scooping and serving.
  20. Enjoy!

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Yield: 6 people

Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese

Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese is a baked pasta recipe loaded with crispy popcorn chicken, Buffalo sauce, ranch dressing, cheddar and mozzarella cheese.

Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese is a baked pasta recipe loaded with crispy popcorn chicken, Buffalo sauce, ranch dressing, cheddar and mozzarella cheese.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 48 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb frozen popcorn chicken
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups heavy cream (35%MF)
  • 1 lb macaroni noodles
  • 10.5 oz condensed cheddar cheese soup
  • 1 1/2 tbsp garlic chowder
  • 1 1/2 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 pepper
  • 4 cups shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese blend
  • 1 cup Buffalo sauce
  • 1/3 cup ranch dressing

Instructions

  1. Cook the popcorn chicken according to the directions on the package.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400F.
  3. Pour water and heavy cream into a large pot on the stove.
  4. Bring the water and cream to a boil.
  5. Once the liquid is boiling, add the macaroni noodles to the pot.
  6. Stir until all of the noodles are submerged in the liquid.
  7. Place a lid on the pot and reduce heat to medium-low.
  8. Leave the macaroni to continue cooking, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes.
  9. After 10 minutes, remove the lid and stir well.
  10. Add the condensed cheddar soup, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper to the pot.
  11. Stir until all of the ingredients are fully combined
  12. Add 2 cups of the shredded cheese to the pot and stir well again.
  13. Dump the macaroni and cheese into a greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
  14. Sprinkle the cooked popcorn chicken on top of the mac and cheese.
  15. Pour the Buffalo sauce on top of the popcorn chicken.
  16. Drizzle the ranch dressing on top of the Buffalo sauce.
  17. Sprinkle the remaining 2 cups of shredded cheese on top.
  18. Place the dish in the oven and bake until the cheese on top is completely melted and just starting to brown around the edges. 16-18 minutes.
  19. Remove the dish from the oven and leave the mac and cheese to sit for a few minutes before scooping and serving.
  20. Enjoy!

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