healthy sloppy joe on a bun

Healthy Sloppy Joe

The perfectly savory and sweet Healthy Sloppy Joe Recipe is here! Made with ground chicken and a flavorful sauce packed with clean ingredients, these Sloppy Joes will not disappoint!

Prep: 10 minutesCook: 15 minutesTotal: 25 minutes
Fat 11 Carbs 11 Protein 15
Yield 4-6 1x



  • 2 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 3/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Frank’s hot sauce (option to sub 1 more teaspoon apple cider vinegar instead)
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  • 1.5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, minced
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 lb. ground chicken


  1. First, prepare sauce by mixing together all ingredients in a large Pyrex or bowl. Set aside.
  2. Next, heat olive oil in a large pan over medium/high heat. Once fragrant, add yellow onion and minced garlic.
  3. Sautee for about 2 minutes before adding in ground chicken. Saute chicken for around 3-5 minutes until almost browned. Make sure to break the chicken up into small pieces.
  4. Add sauce to to the ground chicken and bring to a boil. Once boiling, turn heat down to low and let simmer for around 20 minutes or until sauce reduces by half.
  5. Serve on your favorite bun*.

Tips & Notes

*Nutrition does not include bun.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/6 recipe Calories: 199 Sugar: 7 Sodium: 487 Fat: 11 Carbohydrates: 11 Fiber: 1 Protein: 15
Author: Lee FunkeCategory: Meat and ChickenMethod: Stove TopCuisine: American

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