Buckle up for some crockpot buffalo chicken mac and cheese magic! This recipe is as easy as 1, 2, 3, thanks to the wonders of the crock pot (and minimal cleanup, woohoo!). Let me tell you, this dish was absolutely delicious. Here’s a funny story: I actually received an email request for this very recipe recently! It turns out, that this crockpot buffalo chicken mac and cheese was already on my ever-expanding “to make” list, destined for greatness. Her email bumped it right to the top of the pile because let’s be honest, who can resist another buffalo chicken creation?  Anyway, to the person who emailed me: I tried to reply, but the email came back undeliverable. dscn6948

Regardless, I hope you’re reading this and ready to enjoy my creation! Now, this isn’t your typical cheese-loaded macaroni casserole (you know, because this is a weight-watcher-friendly recipe blog!), but trust me, the end result is still amazing. I absolutely loved it, and I think you will too! This recipe yields 8 1-cup servings, each clocking in at a budget-friendly 5 Weight Watchers points. Let’s get cooking!

Three reasons why you need to make this recipe!

You get mac and cheese for just 5 points. 

It’s packed with flavor and protein, which means it’s a fully balanced meal. You no longer have to worry about something as delicious as mac and cheese throwing you off your diet goals. 

You can vary the heat. 

Since the only spice I use is Frank’s hot sauce, it’s easy to increase or decrease the heat level based on your personal preference. So don’t let a dislike of spicy food scare you away. 

It’s got less than 10 ingredients. 

Crockpot buffalo chicken mac and cheese is easy to shop for and easy to whip up. It’s easily going to become a weeknight favorite. 

Ingredients you need to make Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Mac And Cheese: 

  • 20 ounces raw boneless skinless chicken breast
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • ½ cup Frank’s hot sauce
  • 3 cups cooked whole wheat macaroni pasta
  • 2 cups lowfat milk
  • ⅓ cup plain nonfat yogurt, regular or Greek is fine
  • 2 oz light cream cheese
  • 1 cup shredded light cheese dscn6900

How to make Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Mac And Cheese (step by step): 

  1. Place the chicken, broth, and hot sauce in the crock pot. Cook on high for 3 hours (or low for 6-7). 
  2. Boil the pasta on the stove for 5 minutes. (Wait until the chicken is just about ready). Set the pasta aside.
  3. Using two forks or a hand blender, shred the chicken apart in the crock pot.
  4. Add in the cooked pasta, low fat milk, nonfat yogurt, light cream cheese, and light shredded cheese.
  5. Cook on low for 2 hours. Give it a good stir, serve, and enjoy! 

Makes 8 (1 cup) servings. Nutrition info for 1 cup: Calories 244,  Fat 7 g, Saturated fat 3.34 g,  Carbs 20 g,  Fiber 2 g, Sugars 4 g, Sodium 918.93 mg, Protein 26 g. dscn7021

WW Points For Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Mac And Cheese:

  • Boneless skinless chicken breast 0 points
  • Chicken broth 0 points
  • Frank’s hot sauce 0 points
  • Cooked whole wheat macaroni pasta 12 points
  • Low fat milk 7 points
  • Plain nonfat yogurt regular or Greek, 0 points 
  • Light cream cheese 6 points
  • Shredded light cheese 14 points

5 points per serving based on the WW app recipe creator.  

If you’re using an older version of WW, check out these points below. 

SP Freestyle per serving- (blue) 5 using WW recipe builder

Smart points per serving- (green) 6 using WW recipe builder

Purple Smart Points per serving- 2 using WW recipe builder 

Points plus per serving- 6 using points plus calculator 

Different ways to change up this recipe: 

  • Like stated above, you can increase or decrease the amount of Frank’s hot sauce to fit your heat level. 
  • For a quick version, use leftover rotisserie chicken, and skip the first set of cook time. 

Tips and Tricks for Making Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Mac And Cheese: 

  • This will keep well in the fridge for up to seven days, so it’s a great meal prep recipe. 
  • You can freeze any cooked leftovers for up to three months. 

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4.16 from 19 votes

Crockpot buffalo chicken mac and cheese

By: Drizzle
Servings: 8
Prep: 3 hours
Cook: 2 hours
Total: 5 hours
5SP blue, 6SP green, 2SP purple, 6PP (old program) per serving

Ingredients 

  • 20 ounces raw boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup franks hot sauce
  • 3 cups cooked whole wheat macaroni pasta
  • 2 cups milk, I used 1%
  • 1/3 cup plain 0% yogurt, reg or greek is fine
  • 2 oz light cream cheese
  • 1 cup shredded light cheese, I used a 3 cheese blend

Instructions 

  • Place the chicken, broth and hot sauce in the crock pot. Cook on high for 3 hours (or low for 6-7).
  • Boil the pasta on the stove for 5 minutes. (Wait until the chicken is just about ready). Set the pasta aside.
  • Using two forks or a hand blender, shred the chicken apart in the crock pot.
  • Add in the cooked pasta, low-fat milk, nonfat yogurt, light cream cheese, and light shredded cheese.
  • Cook on low for 2 hours. Give it a good stir, serve and enjoy!

Notes

5 points per serving based on the WW app recipe creator.
If you’re using an older version of WW, check out these points below.
SP Freestyle per serving- (blue) 5 using WW recipe builder
Smart points per serving- (green) 6 using WW recipe builder
Purple Smart Points per serving- 2 using WW recipe builder
Points plus per serving- 6 using points plus calculator

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupCalories: 244kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 26gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3.34gSodium: 918.93mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main meals
Tried this recipe?Mention @drizzlemeskinny or tag #drizzlemeskinny!

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45 Comments

  1. Hi Kate,
    Is Franks Hot sauce really spicy and do the end result play out really spicy?
    We like mild-medium but not hot.
    Would 1/2 the amt. be fine?
    Thanks.

    1. Hi Nina, franks is spicy yes but over all this dish is not crazy spicy, I think you will find it ok and sure you can lower the amount, maybe add in a little water to accommodate the loss of liquid

  2. Yum! Making this for tonight. Question: do you include all the liquid that’s left after cooking the chicken? There’s quite a lot!

    1. Hi Julie, glad your enjoying the recipes, I’m sorry but I don’t have a instapot so I’m not much help on that one

  3. Hi there, my name is Dave and I am a disabled guy with half of my left leg and half of my right foot . I love this recipe for buffalo mac & cheese! Thank you for posting this I’m always looking for easy things to make in my crockpot !!!!!

    1. Hi Dave, I am so glad to hear you enjoyed the mac & cheese πŸ™‚ Crockpot meals definitely make life easier

  4. Love this recipe! Do you think you could freeze e everything but the pasta and add that later?

    1. Hi Angela, so glad you enjoy it πŸ™‚ I have never tried doing that but it sounds like it would probably work out well

  5. what happens if you don’t have two hours to cook the pasta could you cook it almost all the way and then just put it back in the Crock-Pot on high for like a half an hour with the other stuff and mix it together