Healthy Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
20 min 45 min 8
Healthy Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese
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227 gm Pasta, macaroni, elbow, whole wheat, cooked
1 1/2 cup Chicken broth (stock)
1 cup Partly skimmed milk, lactose free, 1% M.F.
1 tbsp Wheat flour, whole wheat
1/2 tsp Granulated garlic
1/2 tsp Onion powder
1/4 tsp Salt
2 cup, shredded Cheddar cheese, sharp
1/4 cup Asiago cheese, President's Choice (shredded or parmesan)
1 1/2 cup shredded Chicken, cooked
1 cup Frank's Buffalo Wings Sauce
1 tbsp Panko bread crumbs


Preheat oven to 350°F.

In a medium to large pot, over medium heat, whisk together chicken stock, milk, Frank's sauce and flour. Whisk until flour is completely dissolved.

Cook until bubbly, about 5-7 minutes.

Stir in granulated garlic, onion powder, salt, and both cheeses. Stir until smooth, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat.

Place pasta in an 8 x8 baking pan coated with cooking spray. Mix shredded chicken in with pasta. Pour cheese sauce over pasta and chicken then stir until it is all evenly coated.

Sprinkle bread crumbs over top and bake for 45 minutes, or until bubbly. Let sit for 3 minutes then enjoy.

Tip: The chicken for this recipe can be make ahead of time and frozen. Or you can make entire recipe ahead of time and freeze in portions. Or you can assemble and freeze before baking. Let thaw overnight in the refrigerator then proceed with cooking instructions.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 302
Calories from fat 175
Calories from saturated fat 70
Total Fat 19.5 g
Saturated Fat 7.7 g
Trans Fat 0.4 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.4 g
Monounsaturated Fat 4.2 g
Cholesterol 55 mg
Sodium 1121 mg
Potassium 189 mg
Total Carbohydrate 13.9 g
Dietary Fiber 1.0 g
Sugars 2.1 g
Protein 18.4 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 0.5
Meat 0.4
Milk 0.1
Milk Alternative 0.7

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