Bite-Sized Buffalo Chicken Mac N' Cheese

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Serves 12 | Prep/Cook Time: 1 Hr
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Calories
177
Protein
13g
Sodium
522mg
Sat.Fat
4g
Sugar
1.5g
INGREDIENTS
2 cups PERDUE® OVEN STUFFER® Whole Chicken
1/3 cups Buffalo sauce or Louisiana-style hot sauce
3 tbsp butter, divided
3 tbsp all-purpose flour
1 cup milk
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cup cubed pepper jack cheese
3 cups macaroni, cooked and drained
1/2 cup fresh breadcrumbs
1 green onion, finely chopped
INSTRUCTIONS
Step 1: 
Cook and shred chicken according to package instructions. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 12-cup muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.
Step 2: 
Toss cooked and shredded chicken with hot sauce; set aside.
Step 3: 
Melt 2 tbsp butter in a medium saucepan set over medium heat. Add flour and stir for 3 minutes or until browned. Whisk in the milk, a splash at a time, until very smooth.
Step 4: 
Cook, stirring constantly for 5 minutes or until thick enough coat the back of a spoon. Remove from heat. Whisk in the shredded cheese, a bit at a time, until melted.
Step 5: 
Toss the sauce with the cooked macaroni, Buffalo chicken and cubed pepper jack cheese. Divide evenly between the muffin cups.
Step 6: 
Melt the remaining butter and toss with the fresh breadcrumbs and green onion. Sprinkle over each muffin cup. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden.
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Use whole grain macaroni to add fiber to this recipe. Bake in an 8-inch baking dish to serve 4 people as an entree.

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