Value Meal

Crispy Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese

$5.99 per serving

Prep & Cook Time: 40-50 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Medium

Contains: Milk, Wheat, Soy

All ingredients are individually packaged, but our central facility is not certified allergen-free. Furthermore, ingredient contents may vary. Please check recipe cards and ingredient packaging for allergens and nutrition facts. If you have serious allergies, please use your best judgment or consult a health professional to decide if our meals are safe for you!
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In Your Box (serves 2)

  • Info
    2 oz. Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Info
    1.76 oz. Zesty Buffalo Sauce
  • Info
    ⅗ oz. Butter
  • Info
    6 oz. Cavatappi Pasta
  • ¼ cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 8 oz. Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 6 fl. oz. 2% Milk
  • Info
    4 Butter Crackers
  • 2 Green Onions

Due to our just-in-time sourcing model, we may have to send you a substitute ingredient. Not to worry! We make sure every ingredient sent to you meets our high quality standards. We’ll keep you informed should a switch occur, so please check the ingredient labels in your meal bag.

  • Nutrition (per serving)

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Colander
  • 1 Medium Non-Stick Pan
  • 1 Medium Pot
  • 1 Mixing Bowl

Before You Cook

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F
  1. 1

    Cook the Pasta

    Once water is boiling, add pasta and cook until al dente, 10-12 minutes. Reserve ¼ cup pasta cooking water. Drain pasta in a colander, rinsing with cold water, then set aside. Reserve pot; no need to wipe clean. While pasta cooks, prepare ingredients.

  2. 2

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Trim and thinly slice green onions. Coarsely crush crackers. Pat chicken breasts dry and, on a separate cutting board, cut into 1" dice. In a mixing bowl, combine diced chicken, 3 Tbsp. flour( not included in your box) (reserve remaining for sauce), and a pinch of salt and pepper.

  3. 3

    Cook the Chicken

    Place a medium non-stick pan over medium-high heat and add 5 tsp. olive oil. Add chicken to hot pan. Stir often until chicken browns and reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees, 5-7 minutes. Remove from burner.

  4. 4

    Start the Mac and Cheese

    Return pot used to cook pasta to medium heat. Add butter and 1 Tbsp. flour (not included in your box) to hot pot. Stir often until a light brown paste forms, 3-5 minutes. Add ¾ cup milk (not included in your box) and bring to a simmer. Once simmering, stir often until combined and thickened, 2-3 minutes. Remove from burner.

  5. 5

    Finish Mac and Cheese and Finish Dish

    Stir cheese, ¼ tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper into pot with sauce until combined. Then stir in pasta until coated. If too thick, add reserved pasta cooking water, 1 Tbsp. at a time, until desired consistency is reached. Plate as pictured on front of card, topping mac and cheese with chicken and garnishing with green onions, Buffalo sauce (to taste), and crushed crackers. Bon appétit!

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