Buffalo Chicken and Blue Cheese Mac

By Katherine

Yeah baby so many crazy flavors of awesome

Yeah baby so many crazy flavors of awesome

Greg was so supportive in my bid to create the world’s unhealthiest chili mac that I figured he deserved a reward. (OK, he was a bit of a cad, really, but we had some great blue cheese, some leftover chicken and we buy hot sauce by the gallon.)

First, let me say that if you eat your chicken wings with ranch dressing you’re doing it all wrong. The proper accompaniment is blue cheese. Period. Full stop.

Macaroni and Cheese With Buffalo Chicken and Blue Cheese

  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 1/3 cup hot sauce (preferably Frank’s, but we used Louisiana)
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked, shredded chicken
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 cup milk (not skim)
  • 1 16-ounce package elbow macaroni
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese, plus 2 tbsp
  • 1/2 cup Camembert or other soft, mild cheese
  • Bread crumbs
  • black pepper to taste

Melt two tablespoons of butter in the microwave. let cool slightly. Mix with hot sauce and toss mix over chicken. Cook pasta in salted water to almost al dente. Drain and put in large mixing bowl. Stir the chicken mix in and set aside. Lightly grease a 9×12 baking dish. Heat milk in a small saucepan very slowly making sure not to bring milk to a boil or scald. Meanwhile melt remaining four tablespons butter in another sauce pan. Add flour and cook roux till medium brown color appears whisking constantly, about 5 minutes. Add warm milk to roux and whisk till thick and bubbly, about 5 minutes. Add cheese, lowering heat. Stir until combined. mixture. Pour cheese sauce over pasta and mix thoroughly. Spoon into baking dish and spread out evenly. Sprinkle remaining blue cheese over top. Then dust with breadcrumbs. Bake at 400 degrees till cheese is browned on top, about 20 minutes.

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About Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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9 Responses to Buffalo Chicken and Blue Cheese Mac

  1. Ruth says:

    I told my friend about your winning first in the chili cookoff and the macaroni cheese balls. She loved hearing about it.

  2. I agree that wings and blue cheese is best! This dish is definitely indulgent, but it’s about moderation right? And, if you are going to over do it, might as well be with something delicious!

  3. Angeline M says:

    I’m not a big fan of Blue Cheese, but this sounds rather delicious!

  4. nancyc says:

    I love blue cheese–this sounds so good!

  5. My husband and I are HUGE fans of buffalo wings, blue cheese AND mac and cheese! This looks like the ultimate trifecta right here. 🙂

  6. ChgoJohn says:

    This just ain’t right. It’s too good. Moderation? Ha!

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