Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese

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Crockpot buffalo chicken mac and cheese is a creamy and spicy easy crock pot meal. We love this as a filling weeknight dinner with minimal cleanup!

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I love my crock pot and use it often – especially during little league and soccer seasons. Some of my other favorite crockpot recipes are Crockpot Lemon Garlic ChickenSlow Cooker Creamy Chicken Pot Pie Soup with BiscuitsSlow Cooker Spaghetti and Meatballs (Freezer Friendly), and Crockpot Cajun Sausage and Potatoes.

If you want buffalo specific recipes, try Buffalo Chicken Roll-Ups, Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken, Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower, and Crockpot Buffalo Chicken.

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How to Make Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese with Buffalo Chicken?

Dress up ordinary macaroni and cheese with spicy buffalo chicken made in the slow cooker.

All off the ingredients for buffalo Mac and cheese laid out on a wooden countertop.
  1. To make this recipe, start by cooking boneless chicken breasts in buffalo sauce until cooked through. Two chicken breasts with buffalo sauce inside crock pot.
  2. Then, shred the chicken with two forks and add in the uncooked macaroni. Buffalo chicken shredded up with two forks.
  3. Cook for an additional 45 minutes. Cooked chicken, buffalo sauce, and uncooked pasta inside slow cooker.
  4. Whisk together a quick cheese sauce on your stove (I promise, it’s super simple). Milk and shredded chicken inside a sauce pan.
  5. Fold in the cheese sauce and serve. Yum! Cooked buffalo macaroni and cheese inside a slow cooker.

What to serve with crockpot buffalo chicken Mac and cheese?

Serve this Mac and cheese recipe with a simple green salad or along with bread or rolls. Here are a few recipe ideas for you:

A blue plate of Mac and cheese with chicken.

Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese Recipe

Aileen Clark
Crockpot buffalo chicken mac and cheese is a creamy and spicy easy crock pot meal. We love this as an easy weeknight dinner with minimal cleanup!
4.75 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours 45 minutes
Total Time 5 hours
Course Main Dish Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 445 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup buffalo wing sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 8 ounces elbow pasta
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 8 ounces shredded colby jack cheese

Instructions
 

  • Combine chicken, chicken broth, wing sauce, and garlic powder inside crock pot.
  • Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours, until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F.
  • Shred chicken with two forks.
  • Add uncooked pasta and stir until fully covered. Cook on high for 45 minutes or until fully cooked.
  • Add butter to a sauce pan over medium heat.
  • Heat until butter is melted.
  • Whisk in flour then slowly pour in milk while whisking until smooth.
  • Whisk in cheese until melted and smooth.
  • Add cheese sauce to the crockpot and mix well.
  • Serve & enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 11/2 cupsCalories: 445kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 38gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 122mgSodium: 1121mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4g
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2 Comments

  1. I tried this today but I used my Instant Pot on the slow cooker function. On high, it only took about 1.5 hours for the chicken to be fully cooked and 30 minutes for the pasta to cook. I’m glad I checked the chicken and pasta occasionally. Otherwise, this was delicious. I did top it with a little bit more hot sauce and a ranch drizzle before I ate it.