Meet the Sullivans: Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese

March 20, 2012

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese

***I'm linking this recipe up with Kelly's Korner for Crockpotalooza 2.***

If you like buffalo style anything you've got to try this recipe! I made it while carrying my almost two month old in one arm --its that simple, and it is also really really good! Great for dinner and even better for watching a football, basketball or baseball game!
 Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese
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Ingredients
1 (12oz) can evaporated milk
1 cup milk
1/2 cup buffalo style hot sauce (I used 3/4 a cup of Frank’s)
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Salt & Pepper to taste
3 cups shredded cheese (I used a 3 cheese blend and some cheddar)
1 cup finely chopped vegetables (such as celery, carrots, and/or onions)
1 pound precooked chicken, finely chopped
1/2 pound small uncooked pasta
1 packet powdered ranch dressing
Garnish (optional): chopped carrots, onions, celery; crumbled blue cheese; and/or shredded cheese
Directions
  1. Mix together evaporated milk, milk, hot sauce, garlic powder, and salt and pepper in slow cooker until combined. Stir in cheese, vegetables, chicken, and uncooked pasta until combined.
  2. Cover slow cooker and cook on low for about 1 hour. Quickly remove lid, stir, cover again and cook another 30-60 minutes or until pasta is soft.
  3. Garnish with chopped vegetables, blue cheese, and/or shredded cheese as desired.
What made this recipe so easy? Well, I bought the mirepoix mix from trader joe's, which is pre-chopped carrots, onion and celery. This cut down my prep time significantly. I also cooked and chopped the chicken in the morning, which made the prep time seem much shorter.

The recipe is from Snappy Gourmet! And I'm linking up for Tasty Tuesdays today!


3 comments:

Tales of an HBS Wife said...

omgosh,that sounds delish!

Kendall Jones said...

you are like supermom! I am so impressed with your cooking with such a tiny newborn. this sounds delicious!

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

What a yummy sounding recipe! My hubby and I love all things Buffalo Chicken. Will definitely give this a try :)