Buffalo Chicken Mac ‘n Cheese

Get dinner on the table quickly with this Buffalo Chicken Mac ‘n Cheese casserole. Rotisserie chicken and Bob Evans macaroni and cheese make this a shortcut meal the whole family will love.

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Buffalo Chicken Mac ‘n Cheese

We’re in the midst of crazy busy season at our house. Cross country meets, homework, lessons and appointments…all on top of a complete kitchen remodel! Quick and easy dinners are where it is at. My family quickly fell in love with this Buffalo Chicken Mac ‘n Cheese. Matt’s favorite is anything buffalo chicken…Kinslee’s is anything macaroni and cheese. My favorite is anything that I can get on the table in under an hour. This recipe fits all of those things and I’m excited to share it with you today.

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Easy Dinner Recipe

I used two shortcuts to keep this recipe quick and easy. The first is rotisserie chicken. The second is Bob Evans Macaroni and Cheese. Like I said, Kinslee LOVES macaroni and cheese. She’d eat Bob Evans Macaroni and Cheese every day for lunch and never get tired of it. It’s easier than ever to pack in kids thermoses for lunch or to serve as a side dish, but in this recipe we used it as the base for a delicious dinner. Bob Evans Macaroni and Cheese is already creamy, so just a little extra cheddar cheese is all that is needed for a buffalo chicken cheesy casserole.

Add in buffalo sauce and ranch dip for that classic buffalo chicken flavor. Then top with blue cheese crumbles and green onion for a pop of color and flavor after baking.

What chicken should I use for this recipe?

As I mentioned above, for this recipe, we like to buy an already-cooked rotisserie chicken at the grocery store. We tear off the chicken and add it to the casserole, both white meat and dark meat. The rotisserie chicken already has a great flavor that adds to this casserole.

What are your other options?

  • Cooked Chicken Breasts. If you don’t want to buy a rotisserie chicken, boil chicken breasts until they are done, then chop them up.
  • Leftover Chicken. If you have leftover shredded chicken from taco night or leftover grilled chicken, you can use that too.
  • Canned Chicken. We don’t use this often, but in a pinch, it’s a great option. Drain the chicken before adding it to the casserole.

How Long to Bake Macaroni and Cheese Casserole

We bake this casserole in a 9″ deep dish pie plate. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and bake for about 30 minutes to heat through. The edges will be bubbly and the inside should be hot.

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What to serve with Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese

Serve this easy casserole with a side salad or your kids favorite vegetable. My kids love scooping it up with homemade bread. They’ve even been known to wrap up any leftovers in a tortilla for lunch the next day!

Be sure to check out Bob Evans Farms website and Pinterest for more recipe ideas using their delicious side dishes. You can also follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

easy buffalo chicken mac and cheese dinner recipe
easy buffalo chicken mac and cheese dinner recipe

Buffalo Chicken Mac ‘n Cheese

5 from 1 vote
Get dinner on the table quickly with this Buffalo Chicken Mac 'n Cheese casserole. Rotisserie chicken and Bob Evans macaroni and cheese make this a shortcut meal the whole family will love.
Servings 6
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 1 package Bob Evans Family Size Macaroni and Cheese (28 ounces)
  • 2 cups shredded Rotisserie chicken (or cooked, cubed chicken)
  • cup buffalo wing sauce
  • ¼ cup ranch dressing
  • 1 ¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese (divided)
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onions (optional)
  • 1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In large bowl, combine the macaroni and cheese, chicken, buffalo sauce, ranch dressing and ¾ cup cheddar cheese. Mix well.
  • Pour the macaroni mixture in a round deep dish 9” pie plate or round casserole dish.
  • Sprinkle the top with the additional ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until heated through.
  • Top with blue cheese and green onions if desired.

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Author Julie Clark
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword buffalo chicken, easy dinner, macaroni and cheese

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About Julie Clark

I'm Julie Clark, CEO and recipe developer of Tastes of Lizzy T. With my B.A. in Education and over 30 years of cooking and baking, I want to teach YOU the best of our family recipes.

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  1. 5 stars
    I made this tonight with a few substitutions because we’re traveling in the RV, out in the middle of nowhere and miles from a grocery store: canned, cubed chicken chunks and Chipotle Ranch dressing in place of the regular Ranch dressing and the Buffalo Wing sauce. I also sprinkled French Fried Onion Rings on top before baking. Wow! This turned out great and was so easy! I will be making this again when I have the suggested ingredients 🙂

    Thanks for all your hard work on this site. I surely appreciate it!

    Many blessings,
    Deborah

    1. What delicious modifications!! Yum! I’ll have to try that soon. Have a great time traveling!

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