Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese

35min 4 servings
  • 300 g Cavatappi pasta
  • 300 g chicken breast
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 red onion
  • Oil
  • 1.5 tbsp. plain flour
  • 6 dl milk
  • Chipotle hot sauce
  • 1 tbsp. smoked paprika
  • 250 g Castello® Mature Cheddar
  • 125 g Castello® Danablu
  • 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper
Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese

Preparation

Preheat the oven to 225° C. Cook the Cavatappi pasta according to the packet instructions in a large pan of boiling salted water until al dente. Cut the chicken into cubes and finely dice the red onion and garlic. Fry in a bit of olive oil until the chicken is golden and the onion is translucent. Add plain flour and stir until you get a paste. Slowly add milk while stirring, bring to a boil and let it simmer for 6-7 minutes. Turn the heat to medium, add chipotle hot sauce and smoked paprika. Grate Castello® Mature Cheddar and add to the sauce along with Castello® Danablu (50 g). Stir until the cheese has melted and you have a nice smooth sauce.

 

Drain the pasta and add to the cheese sauce. Carefully stir and season with salt, pepper and lemon zest. Pour into a coated baking dish and top with the rest of the crumbled Castello® Danablu. Bake for 20 minutes at 225° C.

 

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Notes of heat and fresh fruit make up the base of the buffalo chicken and stand in perfect contrast of the mild and buttery flavours from the cheese sauce. Together, they rush over each other in calm waves, and build toward a warming and creamy finish. Our Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese strikes the perfect balance between spicy and velvety, and will have guests coming back for more.

Jazz up Friday, or begin the week with some spice, without spending forever in the kitchen. Both cheese and chicken are incredibly versatile and sit great with other vegetables and ingredients – with buffalo macaroni and cheese, you will never run out of possibilities.

 

If the chicken is the soul of the dish, the cheese is surely the heart. Pairing your chicken with the right cheese is key to the outcome of your macaroni and cheese. To ensure a sensation of depth and counterbalance to the warmth of the buffalo chicken, our recipe calls for two cheeses. Each one has its own iconic characteristics and traits, and help develop a rich and smooth texture.

Our Castello® Danablu cheese engages you with luscious notes of cream and slight bitterness, and serves to perfectly balance out the sweet warmth and bite from the chili peppers. Bringing everything together into one seamlessly silky sensation is our Castello® Mature Cheddar, providing the famous macaroni and cheese flavour. Matured Cheddar crumbles easily, and makes for a perfect coating of your macaroni, since it melts and spreads evenly.

 

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Make it an extraordinary night at home or with guests, by treating yourself to the contender for the all-time favourite comfort food. The zingy spiciness from the buffalo chicken plays in great harmony with the assertiveness from the Castello® Danablu cheese, and adds a sharp and pungent aftertaste. For that iconic macaroni and cheese flavour, our Castello® Mature Cheddar boasts  nutty undertones and gives a smooth finish. Serve friends and family a plate of our Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese, and watch them fall in love.

 

Surprise your guests with this unique angle on a timeless classic. Macaroni and cheese is universally loved, and it only gets better with a hearty dose of spiced buffalo chicken. A portion of macaroni and cheese is the perfect cure for lazy evenings and mellow dinner parties with friends. Easy-going and incredibly delicious, our Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese puts the finishing touch on your day, whether you share it, or enjoy it on your own.

 

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