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Buffalo Chicken Pasta

by Courtney on June 5, 2012

Tonight’s turkey sandwich dinner was hardly exciting (although it was yummy), but I do still have a rather delicious dinner recipe to share with you all. So last night when Jay and I were having all that fun? Well, we were also eating a pretty amazing dinner…

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Earlier in the day, I had texted Jay to tell him what I had in mind. I thought for sure he’d be right on board, but he was actually a little leery at first…

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I mean, we’ve had Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese before, so I figured I had this one in the bag?

Well, no worries. By the time he took his first bite, I had him hooked.

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This dish was not only super easy to make, but the flavor was definitely quite unique. Not something you’d typically expect from a regular pasta dish…or so Jay says. I’ve learned to have no expectations. Smile

The only thing I wished I had had on hand was some blue cheese crumbles to sprinkle on top. Fortunately, we did have some fresh parmesan on hand, so I went with that, although I’m sure some shredded mozzarella would also be just as good.

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Not only is this dish delicious, but it’s also fairly healthy to boot – the nutrition stats for one serving (about 1-1/2 cups) is going to come in right around this:

  • 275 calories
  • 6g fat
  • 25g protein
  • 6g fiber

Granted, Jay and I both probably had more than a serving, but we do still have plenty of leftovers, so we didn’t go too overboard.

Then again, I have been picking at them sporadically throughout the day today, sooo…

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Yum. Smile

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1 Alexa @ Simple Eats June 5, 2012 at 6:59 pm

Holy cannolli this looks ah-mazing. Bookmarking this one, girl!
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2 Blog is the New Black June 5, 2012 at 7:07 pm

From burger queen to pasta master! Love this idea! :)

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3 Kristen @ notsodomesticated June 5, 2012 at 7:31 pm

My husband would probably be iff-y at first, too, but I’m sure he’d end up loving it! Great idea!
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4 Amanda @ Semi-Health Nut June 5, 2012 at 7:40 pm

Yummm! I’m loving all of the color in this dish! And you can’t go wrong with..veggie buffalo sauce. ;-)
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5 Heather (Heather's Dish) June 5, 2012 at 8:14 pm

this actually sounds really good! i’m thinking for our dinner menu next week… ;)
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6 Michelle (Better with Berries) June 5, 2012 at 8:25 pm

Anything buffalo chicken sounds great, so this looks fantastic! Thanks for the recipe, Courtney! And I love that there are some veggies in there!
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7 CJ @ http://healthy-happy-whole.com June 5, 2012 at 8:31 pm

Wow my husband would LOVE that!!! thanks so much for another awesome recipe!
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8 Lauren June 5, 2012 at 8:39 pm

I’m totally surprised Jay thought this was weird. I’m pretty sure I could say buffalo chicken anything and my husband would be thrilled! :) This sounds delicious.
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9 Whitney @ Whit Likes Fit June 5, 2012 at 8:44 pm

This looks great! Adding it to my “to try” recipe list. Thanks
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10 Maura @ My Healthy 'Ohana June 5, 2012 at 9:03 pm

Wow, this sounds awesome! We love buffalo chicken and it seems even more comforting when it’s made into pasta :)
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11 Lauren @ Chocolate, Cheese and Wine June 5, 2012 at 9:05 pm

This sounds great, especially with bleu cheese crumbles.
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12 Angela @ Health, Happiness, & Harmony June 5, 2012 at 10:21 pm

Looks great! I love you and Jay’s conversation. Ben is going away with some of the guys for the weekend, we were just talking about at dinner, how this is my weekend to experiement. I always get, “That’s weird, but ok,” or, “Are you sure? Yeah, I’ll try it!”
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13 Amanda @ Let Me Be What's Underneath June 5, 2012 at 10:23 pm

Oh girl–thanks for this recipe–I’m definitely trying it!! It’s right up my alley!
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14 Khushboo Thadani June 6, 2012 at 12:58 am

Wow, this sounds great and I’m impressed with the protein content! I gotta hand it to you, you’ve been sharing some amazing recipes lately :)!
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15 Courtney June 6, 2012 at 6:49 am

Thanks girl!!

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16 Michelle@PeachyPalate June 6, 2012 at 3:27 am

Sounds good! I might make a tofu version! :) I’d definitely be up for double servings though for sure!
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17 Miz June 6, 2012 at 5:52 am

OOOH and because Im a GOOB who doesnt pin I shall PRINT :-)
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18 Courtney June 6, 2012 at 6:48 am

Haha, hey…whatever works, right? ;)

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19 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope June 6, 2012 at 8:04 am

Buffalo Chicken is one of my favorites so I think this sounds amazing! I totally want to try it :)
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20 Michelle @ Blogitness June 6, 2012 at 8:33 am

I love pasta….this looks amazing!
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21 Jaren@Kiwi Fit Blog June 6, 2012 at 9:00 am

That looks awesome! I bet the fiance would love it! And I love love love when blogs post the nutritional values!
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22 Nicole June 6, 2012 at 10:25 am

This looks great! It reminds me of one of my husbands fave dishes from Grey Gelding in Saratoga. Whenever we came to town, we would get an order of that to-go to bring back home. Sadly, I’m pretty sure that place is no longer, but this would be a great (and much healthier!) surprise to make for dinner tonight :)

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23 Jessie June 6, 2012 at 11:41 am

This looks awesome! I’m definitely putting this on the menu for next week maybe :)
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24 Kim @ The Family Practice June 6, 2012 at 12:36 pm

All I can say is YUMMMM!
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25 Haley @ Housegirl Haley June 7, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Umm. I’m pretty much obsessed with anything and everything buffalo. I must make this soon!

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26 Courtney June 7, 2012 at 2:53 pm

This looks awesome. Buffalo chicken is a favorite here so and I can’t wait to try it!

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27 Caitlin C June 7, 2012 at 10:13 pm

Mmmmm… okay, I will definitely be making this sometime next week! Buffalo chicken is a slight obsession for me…
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