My daughters friend mentioned to me the other day when we were talking about chicken burgers.. ” I am in the mood for sloppy joes.” And of course my ever creating lightbulb went off full tilt! Yes!! Chicken sloppy joes! Perfect! So I went to work and created the recipe. I was very happy with it and they were yummy! And of course it is a healthy sloppy joes because its ground chicken and very low sodium.. Yeah! Enjoy!! 🙂
You will need:
- Olive Oil
- 2-lbs Perdue ground chicken
- 2 cups chopped bell peppers (any color)
- 1 yellow onion chopped
- 1- pkg cherry or grape tomatoes any color halved
- 3-4 chopped garlic cloves
- 3 tsp fresh chopped basil
- (I prefer Simply Organic herbs and spices in my recipes)
- 1-1/2 TBS curry powder
- 1-1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1 tsp Turmeric
- 3 tsp Italian seasoning
- 3-1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 3-1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1- 29 oz can Hunts no salt added sauce
- 2-1/2 tsp Olde Thompson Mesquite Grilling Grinder spice
- 1 tsp fresh ground pepper
- 5 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 2 TBS low fat sour cream
- chopped green onions
- Shredded pepper jack cheese
- Wooden spoon
In a Dutch oven or large pot on medium heat drizzle some olive oil approx. 3 TBS in bottom of pan and when heated add onion and bell peppers. Stir with wooden spoon until slightly softened. Add garlic, tomatoes, basil, curry, pepper flakes, Turmeric, Italian seasoning, garlic powder and onion powder. Stir until the spices coat the veggies and the tomatoes are softened. Add chicken, wash hands thoroughly, and break up and cook until no longer pink and mixed well with other ingredients. Add sauce and stir well. Add mesquite spice, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and sour cream and gently stir.
Take down to low heat for about 15 min stirring occasionally.
Remove from heat, cover and let sit 5-10 minutes.
Will be a little soupy so use a slotted spoon to serve (will be thicker next day). Put on your favorite bun and top with shredded pepper jack cheese and green onions or any topping you prefer. My husband likes to add jalapenos and hot sauce!
This recipe makes a lot so of course I have a x2 leftover recipe. Or you can eat sloppy joes twice, whatever your family prefers. 🙂
Created with love by:
Char Head 🙂