Chicken Sloppy Joes - A Tale of Twists!

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Aug. 18, 2013

How about a chicken twist to your sloppy joes? I have replaced ground beef with a slightly healthier chicken mince and also added a spoonful of salsa and barbecue sauce to enhance the flavor. This makeover is equally tasty and filling and, you may even serve this on sandwich breads, tortillas or even flaked parathas!

Ingredients

Skinless boneless chicken 200 Gram , minced
Chopped carrots/Chopped red bell pepper 85 Gram
Chopped onions 85 Gram (1 1/2 medium)
Minced garlic 10 Gram
Ground black pepper 1/2 Teaspoon
Tomato puree 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Tomato ketchup 1 Tablespoon
Tomato salsa 1 Tablespoon
Barbecue sauce 1 Tablespoon
Chili vinegar 1/2 Tablespoon
Brown sugar 2 Teaspoon
Chili flakes 1/4 Teaspoon
Herb seasoning blend 1 Teaspoon
Salt 1/4 Teaspoon
Sandwich buns 3 , halved and toasted (for serving)

Directions

GETTING READY

1. Heat a pan in low heat and with no oil, sprinkle some salt and dry up the chicken, taking care not to burn. You would need to use the ladle to separate the mince. Adjust the heat and cook until chicken changes color and keep aside.

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MAKING

2. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in the same pan and sauté the grated carrots for a couple of minutes, followed by onions, garlic and ground black pepper. Saute until onions are slightly roasted.

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If using red bell pepper instead of carrots, start with onions and when onions are translucent add bell pepper and garlic followed by black pepper powder.

3. When the vegetables are tender and raw small of garlic is gone, return the cooked chicken mince to the pan.

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4. Add the tomato puree and let it boil and then simmer.

5. Add Ketchup, Salsa and barbecue sauce (or Worcestershire sauce), chili vinegar and brown sugar and mix well.

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6. Add chili flakes along with herb seasoning mix. Lower the heat and cook for another couple of minutes until most of the puree is thickened but still it leaves a juicy consistency.

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SERVING

7. Serve with toasted sandwich buns.

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Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 3

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 335Calories from Fat 41

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 5 g7.7%

Saturated Fat %

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 724 mg30.17%

Total Carbohydrates 53 g17.7%

Dietary Fiber 4 g16%

Sugars 17 g

Protein 22 g44%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet