Buffalo Chicken Sloppy Joes

Disclaimer: This is a Rachel Ray recipe that I have altered to my liking

Craving Buffalo wings? Love a messy sloppy Joe? Want something a little healthier with and whole lot less guilt? This is your dish! The first time I made this for my husband, he had 3 sandwiches and enjoyed the leftovers the following day. It’s a little spicy, a little sweet, and whole lot of flavor packed into a meal that literally takes 20 minutes to prepare. Try this recipe, of Rachel Rays’, that I have altered to be less runny, a couple less ingredients, but just as delicious!

 

Buffalo Chicken Sloppy Joes

Serves 6-8

 

  • 1 1/2 lbs Ground Chicken
  • S & P to taste
  • 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1 cup Carrots (diced)
  • 1/2 cup Celery (diced)
  • 1/2 cup White onion (diced)
  • 2 Garlic cloves (grated)
  • 2 large Whole Pickles (diced-optional)
  • 1 medium can Tomato sauce (10-16oz)
  • 1/2 cup Chicken stock
  • 3 tbsp Brown sugar
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4-1/2 cup Franks Hot Sauce (1/2 cup-Medium heat)
  • 6-8 Hamburger buns
  • 1 cup Blue cheese crumbles
  • 1/2 cup Blue cheese dressing (optional)

 

First, preheat a large and deep skillet on medium to high heat. Add the ground chicken and season with S & P to your liking. As the chicken begins to cook, break into small pieces (like taco meat) and turn the heat to medium. Cook the chicken thoroughly.

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Add in the chopped carrots, celery, onion, and garlic. Season again if you would like. Cook for about 5-7 minutes or until the veggies have started to soften. Stir frequently. If the veggies are approximately the same size, they will all cook perfectly together.

 

Once the veggies are cooked and meat has started to brown a bit, combine the tomatoes sauce, brown sugar, worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, and chicken stock into a bowl. Pour over the ground chicken and veggies and turn the heat to medium low. Stir and cook for another 5 minutes. Add additional hot sauce to make the sloppy joe spicier and/or tomato sauce for a runnier texture.

 

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Serve on toasted buns. (5 minutes at 400°, in the oven) Add blue cheese dressing to the buns and pour on the chicken sloppy job mixture (about 1/3 cup) onto the bun. Add chopped pickles and blue cheese crumbles. Serve and enjoy! This is a very messy meal but it is totally worth it!

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