I know, most people think that ground chicken is boring, bland, and dry, but this recipe proves that’s just not true. Spices and seasonings are life and can take the simple ground chicken and turn it into something juicy and flavorful. Put a slice of american cheese on a toasted bun, top with sloppy joe, toss in a side salad and you have an awesome meal. Granted we chowed through all the leftovers, but I’m guessing this would freeze fabulously as well.
Chicken Sloppy Joes
Servings – 4 to 6 depending on much you pile on
- 1 lb lean ground chicken
- 8 ounce can salt free tomato sauce
- 1/2 cup (heaping) vidalia/sweet yellow onion, diced
- 1 cup bell pepper, diced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tsp Worcestershire
- 3 ounces tomato paste
- 1/2 Tbsp dijon mustard
- 2 Tbsp brown sugar
- 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Fresh cracked black pepper to taste
- 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
- American cheese
- Add 1/2 Tbsp of olive oil to a pan over medium heat, once warm add ground chicken, breaking it up as you cook it. Once full cooked through, place in a bowl off to the side.
- Add the other 1/2 Tbsp of olive oil to the pan, once shimmering, saute onions and peppers till onions are translucent, add garlic and saute 1 minute.
- Add everything else listed above, stir till combined, add chicken back and toss to cover.
- Simmer 10 to 20 minutes till sauce has thickened slightly and flavors have mingled.
- Serve on a bun with American cheese or your favorite way to eat sloppy joes.