Cooktop Cove: How to make buffalo ranch chicken rigatoni casserole
Buffalo ranch chicken wings are perfect for parties and get-togethers, especially when cheering on your favorite team! There's nothing like dipping a finger-licking-good chicken wing in zesty ranch sauce. In the recipe below, we take that zest and that zing and put it all into an easy pasta casserole. Your guests will love it and be begging for more.
We start by lightly seasoning chicken thighs with salt and pepper and then pan-frying them both sides. The addition of garlic to the pan adds more depth of flavor. Then we simply deglaze the pan with water and add our favorite buffalo sauce. This simmers in the pan for 5 to 10 minutes before we add the packet of ranch dressing. After shredding the chicken, we mix it right into the sauce with rigatoni pasta. We add mozzarella and blue cheese to this recipe, but you can leave it out and still have the perfect dish!
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