This is an old favorite recipe of mine, and it is sure to become one of yours as well. Very simple, especially with a timed slow cooker, but any good crock pot will do. I’ve done this a few different ways, and I think in the slow cooker is the easiest, so for you working parents, a wonderful set it and forget it kind of meal. For a much quicker cleanup, I HIGHLY recommend slow cooker liners. They’ve changed my life with everything from pasta to soups to slow cooked meats, and make cleanup a breeze.
Yes, it really is that easy, which is why this is one of my favorite busy day meals. The melting cheese, buffalo sauce, and juices from the chicken are enough to cook the pasta, without making it terribly gummy or overcooked thanks to the low temperature of the slow cooker, and the chicken will stay at the perfect temperature without overcooking.
- No slow cooker? Boil the pasta in a pot per directions, I use chicken stock to add more flavor, brown chicken in a pan, saute the onions (i use lard) in the same pan, drain the pasta, add the chicken then the cheese and hot sauce, stir.
- I use store bought buffalo sauce when I’m in hurry but homemade is a little nicer and doesn’t take very long at all.