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Slow-Cooker Buffalo Chicken Rigatoni

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Slow-Cooker Buffalo Chicken Rigatoni
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 2 hr 45 min
  • Servings 6
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Bringing together everything you love about Buffalo chicken wings, this easy slow-cooker dish delivers a creamy pasta that’s just as perfect for the family dinner table as it is for a game-day gathering.
Updated Oct 17, 2016

Ingredients

  • 8 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup Buffalo wing sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened and cubed
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese (6 oz)
  • 12 oz rigatoni, cooked and drained as directed on package
  • 1/3 cup blue cheese crumbles
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced green onions

Steps

  • 1
    Spray 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Sprinkle chicken with celery salt, salt and pepper; arrange in slow cooker. Pour Buffalo sauce over chicken; stir in garlic. Cover; cook on High heat setting about 2 hours or until juice of chicken is clear when thickest part is cut (at least 165°F). Remove chicken and, using two forks, shred into bite-size pieces.
  • 2
    Add cream cheese and Cheddar cheese to slow cooker; stir to combine. Cover; cook 15 minutes. Beat with whisk until cheeses have melted into sauce. Add rigatoni and shredded chicken; stir to combine. Cover; cook about 5 minutes or until hot. Garnish with blue cheese and green onions.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Make sure to use Buffalo wing sauce, rather than hot sauce in this recipe. The wing sauce has a buttery flavor and is milder than many hot sauces.
  • tip 2
    Blue cheese dressing is a traditional dip for Buffalo wings, which is why we use blue cheese as a garnish for this dish. It can be a strong flavor, though, so if you don’t know your diner’s preference, consider serving it on the side.

Nutrition

690 Calories, 33g Total Fat, 46g Protein, 52g Total Carbohydrate, 2g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
690
Calories from Fat
300
Total Fat
33g
52%
Saturated Fat
17g
83%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
200mg
66%
Sodium
1130mg
47%
Potassium
410mg
12%
Total Carbohydrate
52g
17%
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
Sugars
2g
Protein
46g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
30%
30%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 4 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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