Sloppy Chicken

22 Reviews
85% would make this recipe again

Ground chicken cooked in a spicy tomato sauce, then served in a hamburger bun.

"Sloppy Joe" is a popular American sandwich, normally made with ground beef. As the name suggests, it is not the greatest in appearance and is somewhat messy to eat, but it is very tasty and always a great hit with children. In this version, the traditional ground beef is replaced by ground chicken.

Preparation : 10 min Cooking : 25 min
470 calories/serving
  • Can be done in advance
  • Can be frozen
  • Very easy
  • Lactose Free
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Halal
  • Kosher
  • Kid-friendly
  • Diabetes-friendly
  • Heart-healthy

Ingredients

1 onions, finely chopped 200 g
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 tbsp canola oil 23 mL
1/2 tsp salt 2 g
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper 2 g
500 g ground chicken, or ground turkey
ground pepper to taste [optional]
1/4 cup tomato paste 80 g
1/2 cup ketchup 130 g
1 tsp brown sugar 4 g
1/4 cup water 65 mL
8 drops Tabasco sauce [optional] 0.63 mL
4 hamburger buns 190 g

Method

  1. Prepare the vegetables: Finely chop the onion and mince the garlic.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the onion then cook until it is translucent, about 3 min with occasional stirring, paying attention not to let it burn. Add salt, then reduce the heat, cover and cook until the onion is soft, about 5 min. Add the garlic and Cayenne pepper then cook with stirring until fragrant, 1 min.
  3. Add the chicken then cook, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon, until it loses its pink colour, about 5 min (It is important not to overcook the meat at this point, otherwise it will end up dry and crumbly).
  4. Season with ground pepper to taste, then add the tomato paste, ketchup, brown sugar, and water. A few drops of Tabasco sauce may be added for extra spiciness. Cover, then simmer 10 min.
  5. Adjust the seasoning. Spoon the chicken mixture onto the hamburger buns then serve.

Remarks

The chicken mixture keeps up to 7 days in the refrigerator or up to 2 months in the freezer. To return it to its original consistency, you may need to add a little water when it is reheated.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 serving (260 g)

Amount

% Daily Value

Calories

470

Fat

20 g

31 %

Saturated 0.8 g
+ Trans 0.1 g

5 %

Cholesterol

90 mg

Sodium

530 mg

22 %

Carbohydrate

42 g

14 %

Fibre

3 g

13 %

Sugars

15 g

Net Carbs

39 g

Protein

31 g

Vitamin A

105 %

Vitamin C

21 %

Calcium

11 %

Iron

31 %

Claims

This recipe is :
Diet-related health claims  :
Heart-healthy
Excellent source of  :
Folacin, Iron, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin A
Good source of  :
Manganese, Niacin, Selenium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin E
Source of  :
Calcium, Copper, Fibre, Magnesium, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin K, Zinc
Low  :
Saturated Fat
Free  :
Trans Fat

DIABETES Exchange

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches 1 ½
Vegetables 1 ½
Meat and Alternatives 3
Fats ½
Other Foods 0

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Members' Reviews

22 Reviews (19 with rating only ) 85% would make this recipe again
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Judy W.
june 08, 2018 | I would make this recipe again

I used ground turkey and it was delicious.

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Shannon I.
june 01, 2014 | I would make this recipe again

Good, easy and kid friendly

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mitzy
april 18, 2011 | I would make this recipe again

A fast and simple supper. I have used pork, beef and veal and all work well. Absolutely delicious when served on a hot toasted and buttered hamburger bun.

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Judy W.
june 08, 2018 | I would make this recipe again

I used ground turkey and it was delicious.

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Shannon I.
june 01, 2014 | I would make this recipe again

Good, easy and kid friendly

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mitzy
april 18, 2011 | I would make this recipe again

A fast and simple supper. I have used pork, beef and veal and all work well. Absolutely delicious when served on a hot toasted and buttered hamburger bun.

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