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Buffalo Chicken Sloppy Joes Recipe

A twist on a traditional sloppy joe, buffalo chicken sloppy joes are made with lean ground chicken and smothered in spicy sauce. Topped with blue cheese dressing, crumbled blue cheese and fresh green onion, these sandwiches are quick, easy and delicious.

Buffalo Chicken Sloppy Joes

Buffalo Chicken Sloppy Joes Ingredients

To make this spicy sloppy joes recipe, you will need the following ingredients (go to the recipe below for exact quantities and instructions):

  • butter
  • yellow onion
  • garlic
  • lean ground chicken
  • corn starch
  • hot sauce: such as Franks Red Hot or Cholula, or you can substitute buffalo sauce
  • hamburger buns
  • green onion
  • crumbled blue cheese
  • blue cheese dressing

How to Make Sloppy Joes with Chicken

How to Make Sloppy Joes with Chicken

Chicken sloppy joes are really easy to make. You will need a skillet and a small bowl. 

  1. Saute onion and garlic. Using a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and sauté until onion is beginning to soften, about 3 minutes.
  2. Cook the chicken. Add the chicken and cook, breaking it up with a spoon, until no longer pink, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  3. Make the sauce. In a small bowl, whisk the corn starch with 2 tablespoons of the hot sauce and add to the chicken. Stir to combine. Add remaining sauce and heat while stirring until the chicken is coated and sauce has slightly thickened. If it isn’t saucy enough for your liking add additional sauce until it reaches your preferred consistency.
  4. Assemble the sloppy buffalo joes. Scoop onto buns and top with bleu cheese dressing, crumbled bleu cheese and green onion.

Sloppy Joes with Buffalo Chicken

Sloppy Joe Variations

  • Buttered buns: While chicken is cooking, lightly butter the buns and place under the broiler or face down on a hot skillet until lightly toasted.
  • Ground turkey: Lean ground turkey can be used in place of chicken
  • Shredded chicken: 1 pound of cooked, shredded chicken
  • Milder cheese: use Monterey Jack instead
  • Milder dressing: use Ranch dressing instead
  • Buffalo wing sauce instead of hot sauce

Buffalo Chicken Sloppy Joes

What to Serve with Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes are a great idea for family dinner night or summer barbecues. Serve them up fries and your favorite side dish. Here are some of my favorite side dishes for serving with sloppy joes: Baked Mac and Cheese, Watermelon Salad, Corn Salad, and Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Dressing.

Chicken Sloppy Joes

Buffalo Chicken Sloppy Joes

Buffalo Chicken Sloppy Joes

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

A twist on a traditional sloppy joe, buffalo chicken sloppy joes are made with lean ground chicken and smothered in spicy sauce.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup yellow onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 pound lean ground chicken
  • 2 teaspoon corn starch
  • ½ cup hot sauce, divided
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • ½ cup green onion, sliced
  • crumbled blue cheese, to taste
  • blue cheese dressing, to taste

Instructions

  1. Using a 10-inch skillet, melt butter over medium heat.
  2. Add onion and garlic and sauté until onion is beginning to soften, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add the chicken and cook, breaking it up with a spoon, until no longer pink. (8-10 minutes)
  4. In a small bowl, whisk the corn starch with 2 tablespoons of the hot sauce and add to the chicken. Stir to combine.
  5. Add remaining hot sauce and heat while stirring until the chicken is coated and sauce has slightly thickened. If it isn’t saucy enough for your liking add additional sauce until it reaches your preferred consistency.
  6. Scoop onto buns and top with blue cheese dressing, crumbled blue cheese and green onion.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 462Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 143mgSodium: 1220mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 33g

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