Buffalo Chicken Pasta

Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Buffalo Chicken Pasta - ready in under 20 minutes! SO simple and SO delicious! Great weeknight pasta recipe! Chicken and penne pasta tossed in tomato sauce, wing sauce, shallots, garlic, worcestershire and heavy cream. Top with some grated Parmesan cheese. Everyone cleaned their plates!

This Buffalo Chicken Pasta has quickly become a favorite in our house. It is SO easy and SO good! Now, this is kind of spicy. If you are sensitive to heat, make sure to reduce the amount of buffalo sauce. I used 3 tablespoons and it was kicking! You might want to start with one tablespoon and add more gradually as you taste the sauce.

This Buffalo Chicken Pasta only has a few simple ingredients and comes together in under 20 minutes. I LOVE quick meals like this one!! All you need is a little side salad and dinner is done!

inspired by Smoky Mountain Cafe

  • 1 pound chicken
  • 1/2 tsp lemon pepper
  • 1/2 pound penne pasta, cooked and drained
  •  2 Tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 8 oz tomato sauce
  • 2 to 3 Tbsp wing sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire
  • 3 to 4 Tbsp heavy cream
  • grated parmesan cheese

Season chicken with lemon pepper on both sides. In a large skillet, add 1 Tbsp olive oil and cook chicken over medium-high heat until no longer pink, about 7 to 8 minutes. Remove chicken from pan and chop. Set aside.

 In a large skillet add olive oil, shallot and garlic. Saute for 3 minutes. Add worcestershire, tomato sauce, wing sauce and chicken to skillet. Simmer over medium-low heat for 10 minutes. Stir in heavy cream.

 Toss in cooked penne pasta. Top with grated parmesan cheese.

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  1. I've seen a couple of recipes similar to this and couldn't figure out if I'd like it. There are some strong flavors involved. Thanks for the post, I'll give it a try.

  2. Katherine is great, isn't she? I've gotten several of our favorites from her blog.

    This one is not one we've made yet but it does sound spectacular! I love buffalo sauce on any chicken. The vinegary/buttery kick makes my mouth happy!