Buffalo Chicken Casserole

Jonathan, The Candid Appetite

This dish is somewhat of a mac and cheese meets buffalo wings. Essentially, the best of the best when it comes to creamy with a kick. This serves as a great weeknight meal when you want something quick and delicious.
15 min Prep Time
30 min Cook Time
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Servings: 6 servings

Servings: 6 servings


  • 1 pound boneless chicken breast, diced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 6 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 16 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup buffalo sauce
  • 1/4 cup ranch or blue cheese dressing
  • 1/3 cup sliced scallions, plus more for topping
  • 1 pound wide egg noodles, cooked
  • 3/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/3 cup Panko bread crumbs


Step 1

In a large bowl, combine the chicken, 3/4 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, garlic powder and onion powder until evenly combined.

Step 2

Set a large skillet over medium-high heat along with 2 tablespoons butter. Once melted, add in the chicken and cook, stirring often, until browned, about 5 to 8 minutes.

Step 3

Add another 2 tablespoons of butter and stir in the onion, garlic, carrots and celery, cooking until softened and just beginning to brown, about 3 minutes. Season with the remaining salt and pepper and set the pan off to the side to cool slightly.

Step 4

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a 9x13-inch casserole dish and set aside.

Step 5

In a large bowl, stir together the cream cheese, 1/2 cup buffalo sauce, ranch, and scallions until smooth and evenly combined. Pour into the pan with the chicken and stir in the egg noodles, 1/2 cup Cheddar and 1/2 cup Monterey Jack. Mix everything until evenly incorporated.

Step 6

Pour into the prepared baking dish and drizzle with the remaining buffalo sauce. Top with the remaining cheeses and bread crumbs. Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons butter and drizzle over the top.

Step 7

Bake until golden brown and bubbly, about 18 to 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and top with sliced scallions before serving.