One Pan Buffalo Chicken Pasta

Chicken, pasta, buffalo sauce and blue cheese dressing combine to create a dish loaded with buffalo chicken flavor. One Pan Buffalo Chicken Pasta is an easy meal that the entire family will love! 

One Pan Buffalo Chicken Pasta is an easy dish made in one pan and loaded with buffalo chicken flavor!

Happy Friday! Before you head off to enjoy the weekend, I wanted to share one of my favorite one pot meals with you today. I am a huge fan of one pan meals because they make clean up easy and everything cooks in one pan. Yes, even the pasta! One Pan Buffalo Chicken Pasta is creamy and flavorful. Imagine buffalo chicken wings in pasta form and you have this irresistible meal that the entire family will love. Add it to your weeknight menu and enjoy!

One Pan Buffalo Chicken Pasta is an easy dish made in one pan and loaded with buffalo chicken flavor!

One Pan Buffalo Chicken Pasta is an easy dish made in one pan and loaded with buffalo chicken flavor!

For this recipe, I used a KitchenAid Tri-Ply Copper 3.5-quart sauté pan with lid. The pan is perfect for this type of meal because the 3-layer design cooks evenly and efficiently. This pan is actually my first piece of Tri-Ply cookware from KitchenAid and it exceed my expectations. I am really impressed with how evenly it cooks. It is currently my go-to pan for weeknight meals. When the entire dish is cooked in one pan it makes clean up easy too!

The day after, I actually ate the leftovers cold and it was just as good as a cold pasta salad!

Yields about 4 to 6 servings

One Pan Buffalo Chicken Pasta
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  • 1 pound chicken breast, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup diced yellow onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 1/2 cups uncooked penne pasta
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup buffalo sauce
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese dressing
  • diced green onions, for topping
  • blue cheese crumbles, for topping


  1. Season chicken with salt and pepper; set aside.
  2. In a 12" pan or skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onions and stir until soft, about 3 minutes. Add chicken to pan and cook until brown on both sides. Stir in garlic and cook an additional minute. Add uncooked pasta, chicken broth, and buffalo sauce to pan. Stir then bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 22 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in cream cheese and blue cheese dressing. Cook for an additional 5 minutes. Top with green onions and blue cheese crumbles, if desired. Serve immediately.

Source: Spoonful of Flavor

One Pan Buffalo Chicken Pasta is an easy dish made in one pan and loaded with buffalo chicken flavor!

A few of my other favorite one pan meals:

Chorizo Breakfast Hash with Sriracha Honey Lime Sour Cream

One Pot Creamy Chicken Noodle Pasta

One Pan Lemon Garlic Pasta by Yellow Bliss Road

One Pot Cheesy Taco Pasta by Chelsea’s Messy Apron

I created this post in partnership with KitchenAid. Thank you for helping support brands that I love!


  1. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness

    One pan, carby goodness and buffalo chicken? It doesn’t get much better than that! I want to face plant into this pot every single night! Pinning!

  2. Heather - Butter & Burlap

    So I’m usually not a buffalo flavor fan, but I have to admit, this looks irresistible! Can’t wait to try this one!

  3. Sam -- SugarSpunRun

    Oh man, my husband would go nuts over this… and of course I would love it too! I’m getting the ingredients this weekend and we will be having this for dinner next week, Thank you!

  4. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    I love one pan meals too, especially during busy weeknights! The flavors of this pasta sound fantastic, Ashley! Love it!

  5. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction

    I love having a variety of one pan meals on hand for busy weeknights! This one needs to make its way into the rotation soon!

  6. Ashley

    I really need to make one-pot meals more often! I make such a mess of my kitchen every time I cook! haha this looks wonderful! Have a fantastic long weekend Ashley!

    • Ken

      What is buffalo sauce? How do I make it?

  7. Danae @ Recipe Runner

    This buffalo chicken pasta looks amazing Ashley! I absolutely love buffalo chicken flavors, I’d probably eat the whole pan!

  8. Renee @ Awesome on $20

    Oh my gosh, this recipe is right up my alley. Carby, spicy, cheesy, and easy! I love it.

  9. Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats

    This totally has me drooling Ashley! Such a great idea, and I love one pot meals too so this needs to happen at our house soon.

  10. Kelly

    Love your one pan meals! This buffalo chicken pasta would be a big hit at our house! It looks incredible! Have a great weekend, Ashley!

  11. Kelley @ Chef Savvy

    This looks amazing! I like to make something similar too. It is one of my favorite pastas to make. I love anything buffalo!

  12. Marissa | Pinch and Swirl

    This looks so delicious. It’s two of my favorite things: buffalo chicken and one pot! Yay!!

  13. Medha @ Whisk & Shout

    This looks so delicious and creamy! love the bleu cheese and the sliced green onions 🙂

  14. Jess @ whatjessicabakednext

    This buffalo chicken pasta looks divine, Ashley! Love the creamy sauce – so comforting. Perfect dinner recipe!

  15. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

    Ashley, I love buffalo chicken anything!! this pasta looks sooo good!!! and hooray for KitchenAid and this pan! I have to same one and LOVE it!!!!

  16. Cyndi - My Kitchen Craze

    Love love one pot meals too! They are my favorite!! And this one looks delicious! Love buffalo sauce in any form! And my hubby would love those blue cheese crumbles.

  17. ZazaCook

    It sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe:)

  18. Cathy

    I love chicken buffalo flavor and tossed with pasta would make it extra yummy! This is a great recipe! I would love for you to share this at my party Making Memories Mondays going on now! Hope to see you there!

  19. Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg

    Ah! This is absolutely amazing. We’re huge buffalo chicken fans over here and haven’t satisfied the craving in a long time. This would be the perfect meal at the end of a long day. YUM!

  20. Steph

    This sounds fabulous, and I love the idea of only one pot to clean!

  21. Lea Andersen

    Have I mentioned how my kids love buffalo chicken? They will definitely love this pasta! I hope I can find this in some of hong kong restaurant and bar!

  22. Jenn

    Delicious! Thanks for linking up! #bloggersbrag

  23. Lisa @ Fun Money Mom

    This looks delish and I’m sure my entire family would love it! I also really like the fact that I wouldn’t have a lot of pots and pans to clean afterwards!

    Thanks so much for linking up with #ShareTheWealthSunday!


  24. Evija

    This looks absolutely delicious!!! I love LOVE love pasta.. Thank you for sharing and joining our Oh My Heartsie Girl Wordless Wednesday Link Party.. Have a great day, co-host Evija @Fromevijawithlove x

  25. Echo

    This is going on my menu for sure! Thank you for sharing this at the #SmallVictoriesSundayLinkup!

  26. Jessica @ Sweetest Menu

    I am seriously DROOLING right about now. I adore a rockin’ good pasta dish like this one!

  27. Adelina Priddis

    One pot meals are the best! I love that it makes good cold leftovers too. Thanks for sharing on Weekend Bites

  28. Susan

    I hope you’re sitting down when you read this: I’ve never had buffalo chicken in any form before! But this recipe will probably remedy that lack because sounds like the kind I’m looking for to do in my electric skillet, which, along with my microwave is what I have for cooking while we’re here at the beach. Thank you for contributing to my summer cooking repertoire.

    • Susan

      Tried this for dinner last night and it was a hit. Very easy, very flavorful. It’s definitely going to become a regular on our dinner menu, especially when my stove is an electric skillet.

      • Ashley

        I am so glad to hear that you loved it Susan!

  29. Brittany

    I need to try more one-pot meals. This one looks fabulous! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty 🙂

  30. Kendra @ Prepping Parties

    Yummm! This looks incredible and I’m most psyched because I have all the ingredients on hand! Looks like dinner is planned for tomorrow night … thanks for sharing 🙂

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  32. Debi @ Surroundings by Debi

    I love buffalo chicken and I can’t wait to try this recipe! Check out my Tuesday Treasures from the Thursday Favorite Things Blog where you are featured.

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  36. Jenny B @ Honey and Birch

    I can’t wait to make this! I am on a one pot pasta kick, and I love that you turned one of my fave things (buffalo wings) into a past dish I am sure to love! I featured your post this week at #FoodieFriDIY – thank you so much for participating!

  37. Kathryn Doherty

    This sounds so great! I love buffalo chicken any which way. Pinning so I can give this a try soon!

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  39. Megan Marlowe

    Buffalo Chicken is my absolute favorite. And made on pan, score! Can’t wait to try this!

  40. Christian

    Ashley, we just made this dish for dinner and it was absolutely AMAZING! Thanks so much for the recipe and the inspiration! 🙂 I followed the recipe exactly and the result was a wonderful meal and a very happy hubby!

    • Ashley

      Hi, Christian! I am so glad to hear that you loved it. Thank you so much for your nice comment 🙂

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  48. Cherissa

    Can this be made with ranch dressing instead of bleu cheese? We’re not big on bleu cheese.

    • Ashley

      Hi, Cherissa! While I haven’t tried it myself I know a few people who tried ranch with this recipe and said it tastes just as good. Enjoy!

  49. Kevin

    So easy and delicious. I used a dash more buffalo sauce, and next time I think I’ll try using 3/4 of the blue cheese dressing.

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