Buffalo Chicken Pasta

February 2, 2016 by Jenny Melrose

This post and recipe were sponsored by Perdue. Perdue provided me with free product and compensation in exchange for an original recipe. All comments, thoughts and reviews are my own.

Can you believe that it’s almost time for the Super Bowl?  Many of you know that we made a move from NY to NC over the summer and I have to admit that we’ve fallen in love with the Panthers.  Not just because they’re in the Super Bowl, but we love the comraderie they have with the city.  We plan on celebrating Super Bowl with a huge heaping of our Buffalo Chicken Pasta.  It’s the perfect meal idea that everyone will love.

Buffalo Chicken Pasta

Buffalo Chicken Pasta with quinoa pasta is the perfect weeknight meal idea that's also perfect for game day.

Anytime I think of football, I immediately think of spicy chicken wings.  That’s largely due to the fact that my husband has programmed me this way.  Football and wings go together in his world.  Unfortunately, my girls are not huge fans of wings.  They’d rather have pasta so I decided to merge the two with this Buffalo Chicken Pasta.  It’s a match made in heaven and thanks to Perdue Perfect Portions it doesn’t get much simpler.

Buffalo Chicken Pasta with Perdue Perfect Portions

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Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Pasta

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Buffalo Chicken Pasta

A comforting Buffalo Chicken Pasta that everyone is sure to love.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup Frank's Red Hot
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp blue cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3 Perdue Perfect Portion chicken breasts cooked & shredded
  • box of quinoa pasta cooked
  • 1/2 cup bacon bits
  • 2 green onions chopped

Instructions

  1. In a large sauce pan over medium high heat cook the cream cheese and red hot until it is a liquid.

  2. Meanwhile, cook the quinoa pasta according to the package directions. To the cream cheese & red hot mixture, add in the chicken broth, paprika, and garlic powder over medium low heat.

  3. Add in the blue cheese and sour cream and cook until it is combined.

    Add in the shredded chicken and stir well.

  4. Drain the quinoa pasta once it is cooked and add into the buffalo chicken mixture.

    Top with bacon bits and chopped green onion.

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