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Buffalo Chicken Pasta with Sriracha

If you’re in the mood for an appetizer at dinner hour, then why not make it an all-in-one? Transform a creamy buffalo chicken dip into a full-fledged meal that’s sure to please!  It’s an easy, quick, mouthwatering pasta that’s perfect for busy weeknights or potlucks!

Buffalo Chicken Pasta Sriracha

Sometimes you’re in the mood for a robust, creamy appetizer.  One that’s savory, tangy, and slightly spicy all at the same time.  Like Buffalo Chicken Dip.

And though you might be okay with having such a dip as your meal, not all your peeps will consider chips ‘n dip to be their idea of a real dinner.

That’s where this amazing Buffalo Chicken Pasta (with Sriracha!) comes in…

Buffalo Chicken Pasta with Chopped Parsley

This mouthwatering meal surfaced one night on our dinner table precisely because of that very reason… because in my eyes, a rich and creamy buffalo chicken dip more than suffices for dinner.  A satisfying one at that.

But I have peeps to feed.  Hubby and the boys wouldn’t exactly consider chips ‘n dip to be dinner material.  Or maybe they would.  I didn’t have time to find out.  A bright idea suddenly sparked in my brain that I might just be able to transform my protein-rich dip into a meal.

Buffalo Chicken Pasta

Pasta?  Absolutely.  Buffalo Chicken Pasta, kicked up with Sriracha for extra flavor.

This pasta dish is satisfying, robust, creamy, full of protein, and tastes soooo good.  Serve it up with a side of salad for a perfectly satisfying dinner.

This pasta is easy peasy, like this butternut squash penne recipe, and can quickly be whipped up for a delicious weeknight meal that fulfills even the hungriest eaters at your table.

Enjoy!

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Buffalo Chicken Pasta with Sriracha

Buffalo Chicken Pasta with Sriracha

5 from 1 vote
This Buffalo Chicken Pasta with Sriracha is a spin off of my favorite Buffalo Chicken Dip, made into dinner! It's easy, quick, and satisfying. Perfect weeknight or potluck meal.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Amy Dong

Ingredients  

  • 1-2 cups chicken broth
  • 10-12 oz penne pasta, or your favorite pasta
  • 1 8 oz container whole cream cheese, softened
  • cup good Ranch dressing
  • 3-4 TB Sriracha, add more or less, depending on desired heat
  • ½ cup extra sharp cheddar, shredded
  • 2 cans each premium chunk chicken breast, 12.5 oz, drained
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • chopped fresh parsley for garnish, if desired

Instructions

  • In a medium heavy pot, whisk softened cream cheese over medium-low heat until melted and smooth. Stir in Ranch dressing, Sriracha, shredded cheddar. Stir in chicken and whisk to shred chicken up evenly. Stir until mixture is well heated through. Add up to 1 cup chicken broth and stir to loosen mixture evenly. Add more chicken broth as needed, until a thick sauce-like consistency is reached. Add salt or pepper to taste, if needed. Keep warm.
  • Cook pasta in salted water, until al dente, according to package instructions. Drain, but do not rinse.
  • Toss hot pasta with desired amount of warm buffalo chicken sauce. Serve immediately. Garnish with parsley if desired.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 877kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 52g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 14g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 106mg | Sodium: 15157mg | Potassium: 466mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 935IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 292mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Dinner, Main
Cuisine: American

Source:  Chew Out Loud

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