Buffalo and Blue Cheese Chicken Casserole

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Serves 6 | Prep/Cook Time: 35 Min
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Calories
456
Protein
20g
Sodium
1198mg
Sat.Fat
7g
Sugar
6g
INGREDIENTS
1 pkg. PERDUE® SIMPLY SMART® Original Grilled Chicken Strips (18 oz.)
2 1/2 cups chicken stock
3 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp butter
2 cups celery, chopped
1 cup onions, chopped
1 cup carrots, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
4 tbsp flour
1/2 cup hot sauce
12 ounces macaroni, cooked
1 cup blue cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
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Combine
Remove Dutch oven from heat. Add in cooked macaroni, blue cheese and sour cream. Toss to coat. Fold in chicken strips. Transfer chicken and macaroni to a prepared baking dish. Bake in a preheated oven for 20 minutes until bubbly and golden on top. Let casserole rest for 10 minutes before serving.
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STEP 1: 
Saute
Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray a casserole or baking dish with cooking spray. In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat the olive oil and butter over medium high heat. Add the celery and cook for 2 to 3 minutes until slightly softened. Add the onions, carrots and garlic. Cook an additional 2 to 3 minutes. Whisk flour into the vegetable mixture. Cook about 1 minute to remove the raw flour taste. Whisk in chicken stock and red-hot sauce. Continue whisking until sauce comes to a boil and has thickened like a gravy (if sauce is too thick, add a little more chicken stock).
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STEP 3: 
Serve
Let casserole rest for 10 minutes before serving.
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You can substitute 2 tablespoons of olive oil for the 2 tablespoons of butter.

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