10 oz. ziti
2 tbsp. butter
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
2 c. milk
6 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/4 c. Frank’s Red Hot (or other hot sauce)
1 tbsp. Ranch seasoning
2 c. shredded rotisserie chicken
1/4 c. freshly chopped chives, plus more for garnish
1 c. shredded white Cheddar
- Preheat oven to 350°. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta until al dente. Drain and return to pot.
- Make sauce: In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, then add flour and whisk to combine. Cook 1 minute. Add milk and whisk until combined and no clumps remain. Simmer until thickened, 2 minutes. Add cream cheese and break up with a wooden spoon until melted and combined. Add Frank’s and ranch seasoning and stir until combined.
- Add chicken, chives, and cooked ziti to skillet and stir until pasta is completely coated. Top with a layer of cheddar and bake until melted and golden, 15 minutes.
- Garnish with chives and serve.