How to make it

  • Preheat the oven to 350 and butter a 9x13 baking dish. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil; add the pasta and cook al dente, about 7 minutes. Drain.
  • Meanwhile, melt 3 T butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and celery and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in the chicken, and garlic, and cook 2 minutes, then add 1/2 cup hot sauce and vinegar (if using) and simmer until slightly thickened, about 1 more minute.
  • Melt 2 T butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the flour and mustard with a wooden spoon until smooth. Whisk in the half & half, then add the remaining 1/4 cup hot sauce and stir until thick, about 2 minutes. Whisk in the cheddar and pepper jack cheeses, then whisk in the sour cream until smooth.
  • Spread half of the macaroni in the prepared baking dish, then top with the chicken mixture and the remaining macaroni. Pour the cheese sauce evenly on top.
  • **This step is optional. I have made it without these ingredients when I didn't have them on hand, and it's still delicious.** Put the remaining 2 T butter in a medium microwave-safe bowl and microwave until melted. Stir in the panko, blue cheese and parsley. Sprinkle over the macaroni.
  • Bake until bubbly, 30 to 40 minutes. Let rest 10 minutes before serving.

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  • 22566 3 years ago
    Four years away is not okay ~ Grin ~
    Nice to see you again and with an excellent recipe placed.
    Thank you
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  • jett2whit 3 years ago
    Yum! Sounds delicious!! xo
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  • elgourmand2 3 years ago
    Nice flavor combo.
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