Buffalo Mac

Buffalo Mac
Servings: 8 Microwave 30 Seconds

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fusilli or rotini
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 celery ribs, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 2 1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup Frank's RedHot Buffalo Wings Sauce
  • 8 ounces sharp cheddar, shredded
  • 3/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/2 cup plain bread crumbs

Make It

1. Heat broiler. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to boiling. Add pasta and cook 8 minutes, or as per package directions; drain.

2. Meanwhile, season chicken with 1/2 teaspoon of the celery seed, 1 teaspoon of the paprika and the salt. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Brown chicken, 3 to 5 minutes, until cooked through; set aside. Lower heat to medium. Add celery to same skillet; saute 4 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1 to 2 minutes. Set aside with chicken.

3. In saucepan, melt 3 tablespoons of the butter over medium heat. Sprinkle in flour and mustard powder, whisking for 2 minutes. Pour in milk and sauce, whisking until it boils. Simmer 3 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in cheddar, 1/2 cup of the blue cheese and remaining teaspoon paprika.

4. Add pasta, celery, garlic and chicken. Place in a broiler-safe dish.

5. Microwave remaining tablespoon butter for 30 seconds. Stir in bread crumbs and remaining 1/2 teaspoon celery seed; sprinkle over dish with remaining 1/4 cup blue cheese. Broil 2 to 3 minutes, or until browned.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 8; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 581, Fat, total (g): 24, chol. (mg): 94, sat. fat (g): 13, carb. (g): 56, fiber (g): 3, pro. (g): 35, sodium (mg): 987, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.