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buffalo chicken Mac and cheese with shell pasta in gray metal bowl

Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese

Creamy, spicy and so delicious! This Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese is packed with flavor and quick and easy to make!
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 430kcal


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup buffalo wing sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery salt
  • 8 oz shell pasta
  • 12 oz evaporated milk
  • 8 oz shredded cheese see notes


  • Cut chicken breasts into tiny bite sized pieces and add to Instant Pot along with broth, buffalo sauce, seasonings and pasta
  • Cover and seal and set to high pressure for 6 minutes
  • Allow 5 minute natural pressure release and then quick release remaining pressure
  • Turn pot to sauté and stir in milk and cheese and let simmer for a few minutes until melted and smooth
  • Serve immediately 


Use half sharp cheddar and half mild cheddar and shred cheese from block for best results.


Calories: 430kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 1030mg | Potassium: 650mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 445IU | Vitamin C: 16.9mg | Calcium: 353mg | Iron: 1.3mg