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Buffalo Chicken Fettuccine

Buffalo Chicken Fettuccine Recipe @fifteenspatulas

I freely admit I have an obsession with Frank’s Hot Sauce (you know, the stuff used to dress chicken wings). Cravings will strike anytime, out of my control, and when that happens, I MUST have some. Immediately. Please tell me I’m not the only one.

I have quite a few Buffalo Chicken staples, with my favorites dishes being my Crispy Baked Chicken Wings, Buffalo Chicken Pizza, and Buffalo Chicken Dip, but sometimes I want a Fettuccine Alfredo type of thing, Buffalo Chicken Style! That’s what this is.

The first thing we’re going to do is make a Frank’s Hot Sauce Bechamel.

Melt a couple tablespoons of butter in a skillet:

Buffalo Chicken Fettuccine Roux

Add a couple tablespoons of flour and whisk it together to blend into a blond paste:

Buffalo Chicken Fettuccine Roux

Slowly whisk in milk and heat it up until a creamy thick sauce comes together:

Buffalo Chicken Fettuccine Bechamel

Add Frank’s hot sauce, worcestershire sauce, and chopped chicken breast and simmer until the chicken is cooked:

Creamy Buffalo Chicken Pasta Sauce

Cut some cherry tomatoes in half:

Buffalo Chicken Pasta with Tomatoes

And add cooked fettuccine noodles to the sauce, along with the tomatoes:

Buffalo Chicken Pasta with Frank's Hot Sauce

Toss it all together and serve with fresh parsley on top.

Buffalo Chicken Pasta Recipe @fifteenspatulas


Buffalo Chicken Fettuccine

Yield: Serves 4-6


2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp all purpose flour
1 cup cold milk
1/2 cup frank's original hot sauce
1 tsp worcestershire sauce
1.5 lbs uncooked chicken breast, diced
1 lb box fettuccine noodles
2 cups halved cherry tomatoes
salt and pepper
chopped fresh parsley or basil


In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the flour to the pan, and whisk together until they form a blond paste. While whisking constantly, add the cold milk and bump the heat up to medium high. Whisk constantly until the liquid thickens, which should only take a few minutes. Add the Frank's hot sauce, worcestershire sauce, and diced chicken breast. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook the chicken for about 15 minutes, until cooked through.

Cook the fettuccine noodles according to the box directions, and add the cooked noodles to the chicken and creamy sauce. Throw in the cherry tomatoes and toss is all together. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and sprinkle on the chopped herbs before serving. Enjoy!

Leave a comment:


  1. Jenny posted on October 29, 2013 at 11:57 am (#)

    Whoa this looks so extremely easy and delicious. Might have to substitute the hot sauce with something milder for myself though lol.

    • Joanne Ozug replied on October 30th, 2013 at 8:20 am

      Hi Jenny, the creaminess of the bechamel sauce really helps counter the spiciness. You can add however much hot sauce you want, to taste. Enjoy!

  2. Nessie posted on October 29, 2013 at 12:29 pm (#)

    That looks so delicious – my only problem is: I have no clue what Franks Original Hot Sauce is, as I live in Scotland. How does it taste? Is it like spicy Ketchup? Or like Curry? On the other hand I do not like hot food, so how could I substiture it?
    Thanks for helping.

    • Lauren replied on October 29th, 2013 at 5:14 pm

      Hi Nessie,

      It’s not as thick as ketchup but it does have a little bit of a spicy kick to it! It’s really good. Morrisons now carries Franks.

    • Joanne Ozug replied on October 30th, 2013 at 8:21 am

      Hi Nessie, oh I bet it would be hard to find then, haha. As Lauren mentioned below, it’s not as thick as ketchup. It’s a cayenne based hot sauce and is very tangy. I have seen recipes for homemade Frank’s hot sauce online but have never tried making it.

  3. Stephanie @ Plain Chicken posted on October 29, 2013 at 1:28 pm (#)

    Looks delicious!!!! I can not wait to give this a try.

  4. Mandy @ Eat Pray Grow posted on October 29, 2013 at 1:34 pm (#)

    Oh, how I wish I liked buffalo!

  5. Vicki Bensinger posted on October 29, 2013 at 2:03 pm (#)

    Looks easy and delicious with a bit of a kick to it.

  6. Mallory @ Total Noms posted on October 29, 2013 at 3:12 pm (#)

    I LOVE this idea! Never thought of putting hot sauce with pasta… will have to make this for me and my husband :-) this week!

    • Joanne Ozug replied on October 30th, 2013 at 8:22 am

      Hope you both like it Mallory!

  7. Becca from posted on October 29, 2013 at 5:12 pm (#)

    Oh my DELICIOUSNESS, Joanne! You’ve gone and made me drool all over myself again!
    I just HAVE to make this… TONIGHT! I’ve got a bunch of baby kale that I think I’ll add to it… just for the sake of making it healthier with a non-carbohydrate veggie. Then I can pig out on it and not even bat an eyelash 😉

    • Joanne Ozug replied on October 30th, 2013 at 8:23 am

      The baby kale is a great addition! I admit I felt a little guilty eating it with just the tomatoes, haha.

  8. Kelly Senyei | Just a Taste posted on October 29, 2013 at 5:51 pm (#)

    COUNT. ME. IN. This looks spectacular!

  9. Meagan @ A Zesty Bite posted on October 29, 2013 at 9:45 pm (#)

    I love Frank’s Hot Sauce and the buffalo sauce. This is one pasta dish saying come to mama.

  10. Tieghan posted on October 29, 2013 at 10:01 pm (#)

    Believe it or not I actually make this all the time!! My family is buffalo sauce addicted!! We love it! I love that you added tomatoes. SO fresh and delicious! Gorgeous!

  11. Erin | The Law Student's Wife posted on October 30, 2013 at 11:18 am (#)

    I think my husband would eat a concrete cracker if I topped it with Frank’s! That stuff is irresistable. Like they say….secret’s in the sauce 😉 Love this Joanne!

  12. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction posted on October 30, 2013 at 1:08 pm (#)

    My husband loves all things buffalo flavored! I’ll have to make this for him soon!

  13. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking posted on October 30, 2013 at 2:34 pm (#)

    This looks totally mouthwatering, Joanne! My hubs would go nuts for this… if he got to it before me! Love the flavors.

  14. Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats posted on October 31, 2013 at 2:41 pm (#)

    Im pretty sure I would inhale every last bite of this! obsessed with buffalo sauce and love pasta..this is perfect!

  15. Robin {MomFoodie} posted on November 12, 2013 at 3:02 pm (#)

    Anything related to buffalo chicken is alright in my book, but this pasta looks divine.

  16. Melanie posted on November 12, 2013 at 10:44 pm (#)

    Made this for dinner tonight and it was delicious! My hubby thought it was a tad too spicy, but I thought it was perfect. Maybe next time I’ll do 1/2 as much Franks to see if it’s a better level of hot for him, but I just loved it! I’d love to feature this on my “other” site, The Inspiration Network…please check us out and submit it if you’re interested! I just LOVEd it…and your pics are gorgeous!

    Melanie :)

    • Joanne Ozug replied on November 15th, 2013 at 10:03 am

      Hi Melanie, that’s great you both enjoyed this recipe! And I think it will be good to try adjusting the hot sauce. You’re really just adding however much you want, to taste. Enjoy!