I agree with the previous comment. Too many noodles for the amount of sauce and perhaps melting the blue cheese in with the sauce would be better. I used cipole hot sauce because it's what we had in the house and my husband loves it but I think if I made it again I'd stick with the regular. Shredded carrots would be much better.
My husband and I found this recipe to be very bland! I even marinade the chicken in Frank's Wing Sauce as suggested. I find that the milk/cornstrach mixture is over powering. Perhaps cutting that in half would help. Also I do think that Frank's Wing Sauce vs. Frank's Hot Sauce makes a big difference. If I were ever to make this again I would definately use the Hot Sauce. I would also add diced tomatoes for some more flavor and nix the pasta. Perhaps rolled up in a wrap might be nice.
We really liked this dish. I did prepare it more like a Cooks Illustrated recipe. First I sweated the carrots onions and celery with a tsp of oil and pinch of salt removed from pot then added a Tbs of the oil and browned the chicken (seasoned with salt and pepper) in two batches. Added the garlic to 2nd batch of chicken and cooked for 30 seconds until fragrant then returned vegetables and rest of chicken to pot and continued with the regular recipe. A drizzle of Franks before serving was essential and I would probably increase the amount of Franks in the sauce next time. I also used regular pasta but I could see how whole wheat could be too strong so I'd try Ronzoni Healthy Harvest which has a milder taste.
Tasty and Simple I made recipe exactly as written except that I doubled the hot sauce. That was a great call! i would also reduce pasta as mentioned in other reviews and would reduce blue cheese amount or use a softer version like gorgonzola. I like blue cheese but it was overpowering in my finished product. Pros: Creamy Cons: Must like bleu cheese
Instead of wings...make this at home! Great recipe! My husband gave it a 8 out of 10! I halfed the recipe and made a few MINOR modificatoins: added more hot sauce; double if you have Frank's and add as much as you can handle from Tabassco. I added more veggies and used 1/2 red onion and 1/2 yellow added thyme and dijon to the veggie/chicken mix. I did add a bit of Bolthouse Farms yogurt blue cheese dressing and a bit extra reduced fat blue cheese. Melted the cheese in the mixture as well like other reviewers suggested. Sprinkled combo of oyster crackers ritz and french fried onion rings. YUM!!!
bland and mismatched flavors I love casseroles but this was bland and terrible. Sure if you modify the recipe it might taste better but it defeats the purpose of the healthy aspect. I don't recommend and we did throw out much of it unfortunately. Very disappointed.
Great with some modefications! Simple and easy. I'm in college and my roommate and I loved this! It lasted us each about three days for dinner! We used fully cooked cubed chicken from tyson poured in half of the hot-sauce bottle added spicy ranch seasoning packet and used low fat blue cheese. We also used 16 oz farfalle noodle to accomodate for 1.5 lbs chicken. So good! Came to about 420 calories per 1/8! Pros: Delicious low calorie
Good but recipe needs adjustments Just as other reviews state the recipe calls for too many noodles. I doubled the hot sauce and it still could use more. I also think 4 oz of blue cheese is too much (and I love blue cheese) therefore next time I will at least triple the hot sauce amount and put no more than 3 oz of blue cheese. Pros: easy Cons: bland without adjustments