Buffalo mac and cheese is packed with an array of textures and flavors: creamy melted cheese, crisp panko breadcrumbs, tangy hot sauce, and tender chicken breast. We cook the macaroni, chicken, and cheese sauce separately before stirring together and broiling to a gooey, cheesy finish. 

Buffalo Mac and Cheese

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: 2 hours and 45 minutes
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Ingredients

  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp mustard powder
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 14 oz boneless skinless chicken breasts, vacuum sealed 
  • 8 oz elbow macaroni 
  • ⅓ cup hot sauce 
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted 
  • ½ cup panko bread crumbs

Directions

1) Stir together 1 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp mustard powder, 1 cup whole milk, 1 cup shredded cheddar, 1 cup shredded mozzarella, ½ tsp salt, and ½ tsp ground black pepper in a Suvie pan. Insert pan in the top zone of Suvie. 

2) Place chicken in a Suvie pan, cover with water, and place in the bottom zone of Suvie. Input settings, and cook now or schedule.

Suvie Cook Settings

Bottom Zone: Sous Vide at 160°F for 1 hour

Top Zone: Sous Vide at 160°F for 1 hour

3) Place 8 oz elbow macaroni in the Suvie starch strainer set within the Suvie pasta pot. Place pot inside the Suvie Starch Cooker, ensuring pot is centered on the hot plate. Input settings and cook now or schedule.

Suvie Starch Cooker Settings

Pasta, 4 cups, 10 minutes

4) While the chicken cooks, whisk together 1/4 cup hot sauce and 2 tbsp butter in a medium bowl. 

5) After the cook, whisk cheese sauce to reincorporate and transfer to a large bowl with the macaroni. 

6) Remove chicken from packaging and chop into bite-sized pieces. Transfer chicken to bowl with the hot sauce, stirring to coat. Transfer chicken to bowl with macaroni, stirring to incorporate.

7) Transfer macaroni and cheese to a clean, dry Suvie pan. Sprinkle remaining ½ cup cheddar, ¼ cup mozzarella, and 1/2 cup panko on top.

8) Place pan in Suvie and broil for 8-10 minutes, or until browned and bubbling, rotating pan halfway through cooking. Divide between plates and serve. 

Nutrition

Nutritional Information per serving (4 servings per recipe): Calories 540, Total Fat 29g, Total Carbohydrates 30g, Total Sodium 1510mg, Total Protein 41g

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