Wednesday, October 23, 2013

(Crockpot) Buffalo Chicken Pasta

So I found this recipe on Pinterest. It links over to

D and I talked about making it and decided ok.  Except we forgot to prep it/talk about it the night before. So looking at the recipe while at work, it didn't really seem that it needed to go into the crockpot, so we adapted it. I offered to help make it but D told me to go run.  So I did.

I'll put the original directions in with mine in paretheses.  I would have again.  D said he would make it in 2 separate containers next time (so again, not in a crockpot) so he could have blue cheese.  I did notice he put hot sauce on top of his portion of the cooked product.

The Nutritional Information may be a little off.  Frank's Wing Sauce is 0 calories for 1 TBSP.  But I figured it isn't that off, because you're having between 1.5 and 2 TBSP depending on your serving size.

(Crockpot) Buffalo Chicken Pasta

Photo by ALB

Preparation time is 15 min
Makes 4-6 servings (5 1-1/2C Servings)

1 pound · Chicken breasts, bite-sized pieces (used boneless, skinless thighs)
Salt and Pepper
1 can · Cream of chicken soup (used Campbell's Healthy Request)
1/2 C Hot sauce, like for buffalo wings (Used Frank's Wing Sauce)
1 1/2C Shredded mozzarella cheese (Used Kroger Italian Blend Shredded Cheese)
1/2 C Crumbled blue cheese (Used Kroger Mexican Blend Shredded Cheese)
3 cup Uncooked penne pasta  (Used Kroger Brand)
1 1/2 cup Sour cream (Used Kroger Brand Reduced Fat)

1.  Season chicken with salt and pepper and put in crockpot. (or season and saute in a pan with some cooking spray.  Cook penne and drain).

2. Add soup and hot sauce. Stir.  (Mix all ingredients and put in a casserole pan).

3. Cook on low 4-6 hours or high 2-3 hours.  (Bake at 350 for 25 minutes)

4.  Stir in cheeses and sour cream. Turn off crockpot. (Take out of oven and rest for 5 minutes)

5. Cook pasta according to package directions.  Drain. Add to crockpot.  (No number 5 with oven directions).

6. Stir well and serve!

Nutritional Information (from My Fitness Pal)
Servings : 4
Calories: 653; Carbs: 54; Fat: 33; Protein:46; Sodium: 1734; Fiber: 3

Servings : 6
Calories: 435; Carbs: 36; Fat: 22; Protein: 31; Sodium: 1156; Fiber: 2

Kroger - Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs, 16 oz: 440
Campbell's - Healthy Request - Cream of Chicken Soup - Condensed, 1 container (1 3/10 cup (120ml) ea.): 150
Frank's - Red Hot Wings Buffalo Wing Sauce, 8 tbsp: 0
Kroger - Penne Rigate, 3 cup (56g) dry: 800
Kroger - Sour Cream - Low Fat, 24 TBS: 540
Kroger - Italian Blend Shredded Cheese, 1.5 cup: 540
Kroger - Authentic Mexican Blend All Natural Cheese, 1/2 cup: 140

16 Smart Points (my additions/subtractions at 5 servings)

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