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Creamy Buffalo Chicken Pasta

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It’s buffalo!  It’s chicken!  It’s pasta!  You’ve got the best of all worlds with this creamy buffalo chicken pasta recipe, which is mild enough for the kids and buffalo-ey enough for the grown up appetites (though you may want to add a bit more sauce).

Check out some of our other buffalo creations HERE.

This recipe was adapted from THIS RECIPE on slowcookergourmet.com

creamy buffalo chicken pasta
creamy buffalo chicken pasta

Creamy Buffalo Chicken Pasta

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
Author: Heidi Boortz
Servings : 6

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 3 cups Chicken broth no sugar listed in ingredients
  • 1/2 cup clean buffalo sauce no sugar listed in ingredients, see notes
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp dried chives
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp dried dill
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp celery salt
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 lb 100% whole wheat linguine
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped, for garnish, optional

Instructions

To Cook Immediately (slow cooker)

  • Add chicken, broth, ¼ cup buffalo sauce, and seasonings to slow cooker. Top with both cheeses. Cook on high 4 hours or low 8 hours. Remove chicken; shred with two forks or in stand mixer fitted with the paddle. Add remaining ¼ cup buffalo sauce to chicken and toss well; set aside.
  • 20 minutes before serving, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain. Stir chicken and pasta into slow cooker. Serve garnished with cilantro, if desired.

To Freeze

  • Add chicken, broth, ¼ cup buffalo sauce, seasonings and both cheeses to large zip top freezer bag. Freeze.

To Cook After Freezing (Slow Cooker)

  • Add frozen meal to slow cooker. Cook on high 6 hours or low 10 hours. Remove chicken; shred with two forks or in stand mixer fitted with the paddle. Add remaining ¼ cup buffalo sauce to chicken and toss well; set aside.
  • 20 minutes before serving, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain. Stir chicken and pasta into slow cooker. Serve garnished with cilantro, if desired.

Notes

Ashanti Wing Sauce or Frank's Red Hot Sauce are both clean versions that can be used here.
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