Browsing Tag:

yum

Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese Recipe

In a sea of salads, Sunkissed Kitchen thought it was time to bring you some real comfort food this winter! A baked mac and cheese with a surprise layer of buffalo chicken — now that is a meal that we can totally get behind any day of the week. The combo of spicy and creamy is  truly out of this world! This recipe is kept gluten free by using a gluten free pasta and then blended brown rice crackers for a crunchy, golden brown topping.

However, if you do not wish to have the gluten free element to the recipe, feel free to use traditional pasta and flower instead of arrowroot. Our Sharp Chef Michelle used a combination of Sharp appliances to create this tasty dish.  The Sharp Induction Cooktop was a great tool when making the delicate cheese sauces and the Superheated Steam Countertop Oven was an excellent tool to bake the casserole in  only 12 minutes! This recipe is a creamy comfort food classic elevated with a spicy buffalo chicken base! If you’re a mac and cheese lover like we are,  this is not to be missed!

Ingredients

Baked Whole Chicken

  • 4 pound chicken* whole
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • black pepper to taste

Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese

  • 1 pound macaroni noodles gluten free, if necessary
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup buffalo wing hot sauce
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs gluten free (brown rice crackers, blended into a flour)

White Cheddar Cheese Sauce

  • 2/3 cup chicken broth
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 4 cups aged white cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons arrowroot

Instructions

Baked Chicken

  1. Rub chicken with salt and spices, and place in a shallow baking dish.
  2. Bake in the Sharp Superheated Steam Countertop Oven on 425º F for  50 minutes on the BAKE/REHEAT setting.
  3. If baking in a conventional oven, preheat the oven to 425º F. Cover the chicken and baking dish with foil tightly, and bake for 1 hour. Uncover, and bake for another 30 minutes to brown.
  4. Once chicken has cooled some, remove the chicken from the bones and shred into bite-sized pieces.

Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese

  1. Boil water and cook pasta per package instructions.
  2. Prepare the buffalo chicken by melting butter in a frying pan, and then adding the hot sauce. Add the shredded chicken and mix to coat.
  3. Add the buffalo chicken to the base of a 9×9 baking dish.
  4. Prepare cheese sauce by adding the broth to a saucepan over low heat. Set the Sharp Induction Cooktop to level 1 for the simmer enhancer feature. If using a standard cooktop, turn on the lowest setting.
  5. Add mustard powder and garlic to the broth, and stir until the broth has warmed.
  6. Sprinkle the cheese with arrowroot, and stir to gently coat.
  7. Add the cheese to the broth, and use a fork to mix it together well. “Whisk” the cheese until a very smooth and slightly thin cheese sauce as formed. If the sauce seems too thick, add a little more broth to thin it out so it easily coats the pasta.
  8. Pour the cheese sauce over the drained pasta, and mix to combine.
  9. Add the pasta to the baking dish in a layer over the buffalo chicken.
  10. Top the macaroni with a dusting of breadcrumbs.
  11. Bake in the Sharp Superheated Steam Countertop Oven for 15 minutes on the Broil/Grill function at 450º F until the breadcrumbs are toasted and the casserole is heated throughout.
  12. If baking in a conventional oven, preheat the oven to bake at 425º F, then bake for 20 minutes until the breadcrumbs are golden brown.
  13. Serve with carrots and celery, or sprinkle on blue cheese.

Recipe Notes

*Save time by using a precooked chicken.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Servings: 8 people

Calories: 484kcal

Nutrition 

Calories: 484kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 488mg | Potassium: 210mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 12.2% | Vitamin C: 1.8% | Calcium: 43.2% | Iron: 8.3%

You May Also Like:

Whole Branzino Recipe

Chilean Seabass and Mixed Vegetables Recipe

Salmon Sweet Potato Croquettes Recipe

Featured in this Article


SSC0586DS
Superheated Steam Countertop Oven

The Sharp® Superheated Steam Countertop Oven is the start of a cooking revolution. The innovation is simply that steam can be hotter, cook better, and promote healthy living. The combination of superheated steam and conventional, radiant heat in all cooking modes means that your food will be crispy and browned on the outside, moist and delicious on the inside.

The Sharp® Superheated Steam Countertop Oven is a powerful, low-profile, pizzeria-style oven. Roomy enough for a 12″ pizza or 9 slices of toast, the included Broiling Pan and Crisper Tray (12.5″x12.5″) give you more cooking area than a standard quarter-size sheet pan.

Click Here

SDH3652DB
36” WIDTH INDUCTION COOKTOP, EUROPEAN BLACK MIRROR FINISH MADE WITH PREMIUM SCHOTT ®GLASS

The Sharp® SDH3652DB Induction Cooktop is a powerful, beautiful addition to your dream kitchen. The black mirror finish of the premium Schott® glass surface is a perfect match and can be combined with our Easy Wave Open Microwave Drawer™ and our European Convection Built-In Single Wall Oven

The five cooking zones give you more flexibility to orchestrate even your most elaborate entertaining. The SDH3652DB features an extra powerful 3700 Watt variable-sized zone, and Power Boost in all cooking zones. More precise than gas, more efficient than electric, the Sharp Induction Cooktop is faster than either. There is a Kitchen Timer and even a Power Boost for those times when you just need that pasta water to boil. The Simmer Enhancer option provides low, consistent cooking performance for your most delicate soups and sauces. Heat is generated directly into the cookware itself, so there is less wasted energy to heat up your kitchen. And without an open flame or radiant coil, spills and splatters are less likely to burn, and a breeze to clean up.

Learn More

Gluten Free Gingerbread Cupcake Recipe

If you’re on the lookout for a more mindful holiday treat, these gluten free gingerbread cupcakes are the perfect addition to your recipe book this season. These cupcakes are…

Spooky Treats for Your Little Ones

It is no trick that these recipes sure are a treat! Are you struggling to find festive treats to make your little ones this Halloween? If your answer to…

Carob Peanut Butter Energy Bites

If your afternoon cravings are setting in, these Carob Peanut Butter Energy Bites are the perfect can help keep you satisfied and on track #SimplyBetterLiving #peanutbutter #energy #carob #vegan…

National Fajita Day!

Happy National Fajita Day! The great thing about fajitas is that you can make them just the way you like, and we like it the Keto way! Check out…

Easy Vegan Fried Rice

In a rush to get dinner on the plate? This Vegan Fried Rice recipe is simple and quick, so you don’t have to sacrifice wellness for speediness #friedrice #vegan…

No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Jars

We don’t know about you, but we sure do love some fruit in our desserts, especially in the summer! This recipe for No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Jars looks so yummy.…

Shrimp Avocado Salad With Tomatoes and Feta

Take advantage of summer dishes while you still can! We love this recipe for Shrimp Avocado Salad with Tomatoes and Feta because it’s refreshing a light! #SimplyBetterLiving #summer #dinner…

Low Carb Cinnamon Roll Mug Cake

Can you think of anything better than a warm, gooey Cinnamon Roll? What about one that you can make in the microwave that is low-carb and packed with protein?…

National Raspberry Tart Day

Happy National Raspberry Tart Day! We know how we’re going to celebrate… with this recipe from @simplyrecipes! #SimplyBetterLiving #tart #Raspberry #dessert #baking #recipe #tasty…

Gluten Free Microwave Fudge

Gluten free doesn’t have to be limited. Check out this simple and tasty recipe for microwave fudge #glutenfree #microwave #microwaverecipe #glutenfreerecipe #fudge #recipe #foodie #tasty #SharpHome #simplybetterliving…

National Lasagna Day: Vegan Version

We believe everyone should be able to celebrate #NationalLasagnaDay, so we found this tasty recipe for vegan lasagna from @ACozyKitchen. Enjoy! #vegan #lasagna #tasty #recipe #food #foodie #pasta #cheese…

Sheetpan Recipes

We love it when meal clean up is a breeze, and #sheetpan meals hardly have any cleanup time. Try these quick and easy steps to prepare a #sheetpandinner for…

World Poetry Day

It’s #WorldPoetryDay and here at #Sharp we believe that #recipes can be #poetry too! Whip up a new treat and send us a photo of your masterpiece! #KBTribechat #SimplyBetterLiving…

20 Minute Meals

PopSugar saves the day with these 20 minute meals recipes that will surely impress any dinner audience. #recipe #cooking #kitchenhacks #easymeals #easymealprep #Sharphome #simplybetterliving   “If you feel beaten…

Cozy Up With This Delicious Recipe

Sick of #winter? Cozy up with this delicious warm apple dessert from @ChefSavvy. It will be love at first bite! #NewWaveBlogger #winter #recipe #dessert #tasty #foodie #cooking #Sharphome #simplybetterliving…

Blondie Recipe

Need an indulgent treat with a nutritious edge? Check out these blondies on @iamwellandgood’s website #treat #foodie #yum #cookie #Sharphome #simplybetterliving #recipe…

Happy Chinese New Year!

#DYK noodles during the Chinese New Year represent happiness and longevity? Check out this recipe for Longevity Noodles to celebrate! #noodles #recipe #yum #Sharphome #simplybetterliving…