1

To make cutting the chicken easier, place it into the freezer for about 15 minutes until it firms up slightly but isn’t frozen through. This will let you cut it up quickly into small pieces.

2

Preheat broiler and place a large pot of salted water over high heat to bring up to a boil for the pasta.

3

Place a large pot over medium-high heat and add the olive oil. Add the chicken bits and brown them, about 5-6 minutes. Add the carrot, onion, celery, garlic, paprika, bay leaf and some salt and freshly ground black pepper. Cook the veggies, stirring frequently, until tender, 3-4 minutes. Add the chicken stock and scrape up any brown bits from the bottom of the pot. Add the hot sauce and crushed tomatoes, and bring up to a boil. Simmer the mixture for 8-10 minutes to let the flavors come together and thicken it slightly.

4

While the mixture is simmering, toss the pasta into the boiling salted water and cook until al dente according to package directions. Once cooked, drain the pasta and toss it into the meat mixture, then transfer everything to a casserole dish. Sprinkle the cheese evenly over the top and place it under the broiler until the cheeses have melted and the top is golden brown, 2-3 minutes.

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Directions

1

To make cutting the chicken easier, place it into the freezer for about 15 minutes until it firms up slightly but isn’t frozen through. This will let you cut it up quickly into small pieces.

2

Preheat broiler and place a large pot of salted water over high heat to bring up to a boil for the pasta.

3

Place a large pot over medium-high heat and add the olive oil. Add the chicken bits and brown them, about 5-6 minutes. Add the carrot, onion, celery, garlic, paprika, bay leaf and some salt and freshly ground black pepper. Cook the veggies, stirring frequently, until tender, 3-4 minutes. Add the chicken stock and scrape up any brown bits from the bottom of the pot. Add the hot sauce and crushed tomatoes, and bring up to a boil. Simmer the mixture for 8-10 minutes to let the flavors come together and thicken it slightly.

4

While the mixture is simmering, toss the pasta into the boiling salted water and cook until al dente according to package directions. Once cooked, drain the pasta and toss it into the meat mixture, then transfer everything to a casserole dish. Sprinkle the cheese evenly over the top and place it under the broiler until the cheeses have melted and the top is golden brown, 2-3 minutes.

Buffalo Chicken Pasta