Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Mac and Cheese
- Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories: 485.9
- Total Fat: 11.5 g
- Cholesterol: 54.2 mg
- Sodium: 1,013.2 mg
- Total Carbs: 55.6 g
- Dietary Fiber: 5.7 g
- Protein: 39.3 g
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IntroductionI always use low fat cheese....this is what the recipe is calculated with - if you're using regular cheese - adjust calories and fat. I always use low fat cheese....this is what the recipe is calculated with - if you're using regular cheese - adjust calories and fat.
Number of Servings: 4
Mac and Cheese pumped up with buffalo sauce, quinoa and two kinds of cheese!
Ingredients (serves 6-8)
•1-1/4 cups quinoa, rinsed and drained
•1 chicken breast
•salt & pepper
•2 Tablespoons flour
•1-1/2 cups 2% milk, divided
•2 green onions, sliced
•1/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons Frank’s Buffalo Wing Sauce
•1-1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
•1/4 cup chevre (goat cheese), crumbled
•Preheat broiler. Cook quinoa according to package directions and set aside. Season chicken breast on both sides with garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper, and cook in a non-stick sprayed skillet over medium heat until cooked all the way through. Chop into bite-sized pieces and set aside.
•Whisk together flour and 1/2 cup milk in a separate saucepan over medium heat. Pour in remaining milk, and green onions. Switch to a spatula and bring the mixture to a boil, stirring constantly, then cook for one minute while boiling.
•Remove the pan from the heat then add in buffalo sauce and cheddar cheese. Stir until the cheese is completely melted then add in cooked quinoa and chicken, and stir to combine.
•Pour into a non-stick sprayed casserole dish and top with chevre. Broil for 5-7 minutes, or until the cheese is golden brown and sauce is bubbly.
Serving Size: 4