Buffalo Chicken Pasta

5 from 8 votes

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This Buffalo Chicken Pasta made with blue cheese struck me during my second pregnancy! Cravings create delicious recipes y’all! A great blend of my Buffalo Chicken Dip and Homemade Alfredo.

buffalo chicken pasta in a ceramic bowl in a wooden bowl

Buffalo Chicken Pasta | An Alfredo Based Recipe

In other news, I’m turning into a buffalo/blue cheese addict. All of a sudden I’m craving the tangy buttery spiciness that buffalo and blue cheese are. It’s a classic combination that I threw off the deep end into “what the blank did she do” territory. Because I am crazy {and pregnant} I made some seriously tasty and super easy buffalo chicken pasta. Buffalo Blue Cheese Mecca, basically.

30 minutes to flavor town for this meal, plus it’s healthier than the real fettuccine alfredo! Probably not by much so don’t get your hopes up, but still!! Take the extra saved calories where you can get ’em! This was a little too spicy for my husband and daughter and on the verge of too spicy for me, but that’s the beauty of this recipe! Reduce the hot sauce and increase the sour cream as you like to adjust the heat level. Super easy to do! Serve with a nice salad and that’s dinner 🙂 Mmmm…..creamy spicy goodness. Get in mah belly.

Main Ingredients Needed

You just need a handful of ingredients to make this Buffalo Chicken Pasta, all of which are pantry staples! Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Fettuccine Pasta – you can use any type of pasta here that you like, I just chose fettuccine.
  • Butter, Onion + Garlic – lots of simple but impactful flavor here!
  • Chicken Breast – cut into bite-sized pieces. You could also use rotisserie, canned or leftover chicken here.
  • Hot Sauce – I used Frank’s Red Hot sauce but use what you have or like best.
  • Sour Cream – feel free to use low-fat sour cream here. Or if you don’t have sour cream, plain Greek yogurt is a great substitute.
  • Blue Cheese – in the sauce and used to garnish. If you don’t like blue cheese, try goat cheese instead.
  • Salt + Pepper – season to taste.
  • Cilantro – used as a garnish, optional!
ingredients for buffalo chicken pasta laid out on the counter with two other images of raw chicken cubes and fettuc cine noodles collages to the top and bottom

How to Make Buffalo Chicken Pasta

For full details on how to make Buffalo Chicken Pasta, see the recipe card down below 🙂

Cook Pasta

Bring a large pot of water to boil. Salt the water and cook pasta according to package directions until al dente. Drain and set aside.

Cook Chicken

In a large skillet with high sides, melt butter over medium heat. Saute onions and garlic until tender and lightly brown. Stir in chicken and cook until browned.

Make Sauce, Toss + Serve

Pour in hot sauce, sour cream, and blue cheese. Stir until smooth and warm. Add in salt and pepper as needed. Toss with cooked pasta and top with more cheese and cilantro. Serve hot.

Buffalo Chicken & Blue Cheese Fettuccine Alfredo

More Buffalo Recipes to Try!

If you’re craving buffalo flavor served alongside some carbs (like I did when I was pregnant), this Buffalo Chicken Pasta is for you! Try it soon 🙂

The printable recipe card is down below, enjoy!

5 from 8 votes

Buffalo Chicken Pasta with Blue Cheese

This Buffalo Chicken Pasta with blue cheese recipe struck me during my second pregnancy! Cravings create delicious recipes y'all!
servings 4 servings
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 3/4 lb fettuccine pasta
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup hot sauce such as Frank's Red Hot
  • 1 cup low fat sour cream
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese crumbles + more for garnish
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

Instructions

  • Bring large pot of water to boil. Salt water and cook pasta according to package directions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  • In large skillet with high sides, melt butter over medium heat. Saute onions and garlic until tender and lightly brown, about 5 minutes. Stir in chicken and cook until browned.
  • Pour in hot sauce, sour cream and blue cheese. Stir until smooth and warm. Add in salt and pepper as needed. Toss with cooked pasta and top with more cheese and cilantro. Serve hot.

Nutrition

Calories: 653kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 193mg | Sodium: 1177mg | Potassium: 839mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 664IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 170mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: buffalo chicken pasta

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45 Responses
  1. Jess

    I love absolutely everything that’s going on in this dish, Lauren. Awesome flavors, and it looks so pretty! I caught a total of 5 minutes of the Oscars, but the best part (the clothes, obviously) is easy to get caught up on after the fact.

  2. Kim @ Soliloquy Of Food & Such

    I love this combo. There use to be a little hole-in-wall place in Springvale, Maine (Stugatzi’s) that made a version of this…we would drive an hour and a half just for this dish.

    1. Vicki Mednick

      5 stars
      This sounds so intriguing! It’s filled with things I like but made in a unique way. I will definitely have to try this recipe!!! Thank you Lauren!

  3. Nycole K.

    OMG I’m also totally into this falvor pairing these days (but I’m not preggers.
    I made buffalo chickien mac & cheese last week. It was awesome.

  4. Caroline @ chocolate & carrots

    First of all, this looks delicious. I’m a southern girl and we like our blue cheese! 😀 Secondly, where did you get that cute wooden dish?!?

  5. Christina

    I’ve been a huge fan of buffalo chicken for years. I can’t seem to get enough of it. Sadly, my husband does not share my love 🙁 I’ll have to make a smaller batch of this for lunch some week.

    Oscars? What the heck are those?

  6. Deborah

    Um, I want this right now!! I love anything buffalo, and it it’s too spicy for the fam, that just means more for me, right? 🙂

  7. christina w

    I will totally be putting this in the try soon recipe category. Im thinking of trying subbing fat free plain greek yogurt for sour cream though.

  8. Julia

    Buffalo sauce is the best mixed with a little blue cheese. I love this idea of doing a pasta dish using both of those. Looks wonderful! Pinning this for later.

  9. MelBe

    Love this! I can’t wait to make this! I don’t normally comment, but I just had to today because the recipe looks ahhhh-mazing and your pictures are beautiful! Must be the lighting in the new house! Fabulous!

  10. Julie @ Table for Two

    yay did you get the marble slab?! it looks like it!! this looks SO good. i love creamy pastas especially when it has buffalo sauce in it!

  11. Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen

    This looks like the perfect combination of creamy and spicy! Plus, you can’t go wrong with these classic flavors.

  12. BusyBee

    We have a sandwich shop here who injects their chickens with Tabasco sauce, roasts them, shreds the meat, douses with more sauce, builds the Sammy with wasabi mayo and jalapeño jack on a homemade bun. You will sweat!

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  15. Amanda

    5 stars
    This is a HIT at the fire house! I make it at home for my hubby and three year old before I go on shift and take a big thing of it for dinner for my crew. A big hit with everyone! Everyone always asks me for your recipes!

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  18. Goreti

    5 stars
    This is not only delicious but quick & easy to make. I’ve made it a few times since coming across this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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