Chicken and pasta mix in a slow cooker for a meal that's too good to put down

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Buffalo chicken has earned quite a following among chicken wing (and football) enthusiasts, but that unique spicy flavor lends itself to all kinds of great dishes. If you're craving that flavor, but want to switch things up, this rendition of buffalo chicken penne pasta is sure to delight your taste buds and get you out of the kitchen in no time.
The following recipe is an adaptation of the stove-top version seen in a video by Kitchen & Bricks. There's lots of room for variations here, so feel free to use your imagination, switch up the cheeses, and add more or less hot sauce to make this recipe your own. 
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Ingredients
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 11 1/2 ounce can cream of chicken soup, regular or low sodium
4 ounces (118 ml) hot sauce, Frank's RedHot or your favorite
6 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese (approximately 1 1/2 cups)
1⁄2 cup crumbled blue cheese
12 ounces (355 ml) sour cream, regular or low fat
3 cups penne pasta, uncooked
Tip: You can substitute cheddar if you like a bit more bite.
1. Begin by seasoning the chicken with salt and pepper then place in your slow cooker.
2. Add the chicken soup and hot sauce and stir together thoroughly. Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours or on high for 2-3 hours.
3. Turn off the slow cooker and stir in the mozzarella, blue cheese, and sour cream. Tip: Let the mixture sit for 5-10 minutes to make sure the cheese is melted and the dish is at a uniform temperature.
4. Finally, cook the pasta in boiling water on the stove according to the instructions. Tip: Be sure to cook it just until it is al denté. 
 
5. Drain the cooked pasta and stir into the spicy chicken and cheese sauce and serve. Enjoy!
 
Servings: 4-6
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Watch the video below to see how to do a non-slowcooker version of this meal.
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