Today was a beautiful day out. I tried to read my book (thought it was a good idea since book club is Friday and I just started the book yesterday) outside, but there is a bird who did not think I belonged out there. Those babies better start learning to fly soon!
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Tonight I decided to try a new recipe that I found on Tasty Kitchen website Baked Buffalo Chicken Pasta. I thought it was pretty good.
Baked Buffalo Chicken Pasta
1 pound Whole Wheat Pasta1/2 lb pasta
- 1 Tablespoon Butter
- 1 Tablespoon Flour
- 1-½ cup Milk
4 ounces, fluid Grated Monterey Jack Cheese2 cups Monterery Jack and cheddar cheese (combo package) ⅓ cups Grated Sharp Cheddar Cheese Plus More For Topping
- ⅓ cups Buffalo Wing Sauce Plus More To Serve
3 whole Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts, Cooked And Cut Into Chunks4 cups chicken tenders, sliced.
- ⅓ cups Panko Bread Crumbs
- ½ cups Crumbled Gorgonzola ( Grocery store did not have this)
- ¾ cups Chopped Green Onions
- ½ cups Chopped Fresh Cilantro
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Prepare water for pasta and cook according to directions.
Saute chicken (season with salt and pepper) in skillet with 1 T of olive oil. While pasta is cooking, heat a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the butter, and once it’s melted and bubbly, add the flour. Whisk together to create a roux and cook for 1-2 minutes until mixture gets a bit golden in color. Add milk, stir and turn down heat to low. Continue stirring until milk slightly thickens. Add in 1 1/2 cup cheese and continue to stir until mixture is smooth. Stir in buffalo wing sauce. Taste and season with salt and pepper if needed.
Spray a baking dish with non-stick spray. Add pasta and chicken, then pour cheese sauce over and mix throughly until everything is coated. Sprinkle with remaining grated cheese and bread crumbs. Bake for 25 minutes or until cheese is golden brown. Remove from oven and immediately top with gorgonzola, green onions and cilantro. Drizzle with buffalo wing sauce.
While pasta is cooking….
After done baking, Drizzle with wing sauce and sprinkle with cilantro, green onion and if you desire, Gorgonzola cheese.
You can use any pasta you want. I really wanted to use orecchiette, but they did not have that at the store. So, I use farfelle (bow tie) pasta.
~Relish Food & Life