This month, I was paired with Melissa from Schweet ‘n Savory. She is a high school junior with a love of food. Since I am a teacher, I had a blast looking at her blog. My entry this month, though, isn’t exactly from her blog. She had a post about her brother, who started his own blog called Terrible, Tolerable or Tasty. She spoke so nicely about this blog post of her brother’s, I chose to make his Buffalo Mac and Cheese. Not only did he rate it as tasty, so did my husband and me. It was really, really, good, and I will definitely make it again.
While I changed it up a bit, I feel that the integrity of the dish remains the same. Go check out both blogs! They are both great. I wonder if any of my students could start a food blog…..hmmmm.
Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese
16oz. penne rigate (any macaroni pasta will do)
3 "young chicken" thighs
1 cup mozzarella cheese (shredded) I used a combination of cheddar and monetary jack.
1 cup cheddar cheese (shredded)
1/4 cup buffalo sauce
1. Place the chicken thighs in a cooking pot of water, and cook on high heat for about 40 minutes. I roasted in a 450 degree oven with olive oil, salt, pepper, and Cajun seasoning.
2. While the chicken is cooking place the pasta in a cooking pot of water and cook it for 25 minutes, or until it is soft
3. When the pasta is done, add both cups of cheese. The pasta should still be hot enough to melt the cheese. If not, you may need to cook it on low heat to mix the cheese in. I left a little of the salted pasta water in the pan to help mix the cheese.
4. Pre-heat the oven to 350
5. When the chicken is done, pull it apart, and put it in a glass oven dish and add the buffalo sauce. If you like spicy food, you might want to add a little more sauce than the ingredients suggest.
6. Put the chicken in the oven and bake it at 350 for 8-10 minutes.
7. When the chicken is done baking, mix it in with the macaroni and cheese and enjoy. I added green onions as a garnish.
Like I said, it was really good! Try it; add your own twist. I knew high school kids could cook! I want to add that the picture was taken by my littlest one – I think he did a great job!!!