Chicken Joes Sandwich
Do You prefer to enjoy lower-fat cooking? Try this Chicken Joes Sandwich modification recognized as Sloppy Joe.
The clam bouillon produces smoothness with nonfat powdered buttermilk instead of cream.
The Chicken Joes change ground beef with minced skinless chicken breasts. And all graciously employ condiments.
The key is not just trimming the fat but replacing it with other ingredients that impart a rich flavor and full-bodied texture.
In this article, you’ll find lightened-up classics like lasagna, clam chowder, and a sloppy-Joe variation called Chicken Joes – all low in fat but with satisfying heft.
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Sloppy Joe – Chicken Joes
- One tablespoon of olive oil
- One small onion, peeled and finely chopped.
- One medium clove of garlic, peeled and minced
- One medium red bell pepper, seeded and finely chopped.
- One tablespoon of brown sugar
- Two teaspoons of chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/8- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can Mexican-style stewed tomatoes, undrained
- 1/4 cup chili sauce or ketchup
- About 1/2 pound skinless and boneless roasted chicken breast, finely diced
- Two tablespoons of lime juice
- Optional: 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
- Four hamburger or sandwich rolls, split and toasted
1. Heat the olive oil over medium-high heat intensity in a wide fry pan. Include the onion, garlic, and bell pepper; saute for 5 minutes.
2. Stir in the brown sugar, chili powder, cumin, cayenne, stewed tomatoes, and chili sauce or ketchup. Bring to a boil in a slow cooker, lower the heat and simmer for 12 minutes.
3. Stir in the chicken and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in the lime juice and also cilantro if using. Spoon over the toasted sandwich rolls. Data per serving (25 percent calories from fat)
- Calories 327
- Protein 22g
- Fat 9g
- Carbohydrates 38g
- Sodium 720mg
- Saturated fat 2g
- Monounsaturated fat 4g
- Polyunsaturated fat 2g
- Cholesterol 44m
HOW TO MAKE DO-IT-YOURSELF SLOPPY JOES
Homemade sloppy joes are easy to prepare and take about 20 minutes to prepare in one frying pan.
Browned beef is combined with onion and green pepper and simmered in a tomato/ketchup sauce that has been sweetened. The secret is in mastering the skills of seasoning the sauce correctly!
HOW IS MANWICH DIFFERENT FROM SLOPPY JOES?
Manwich is technically a prepared sauce that is used to make sloppy joes. I’m not sure what’s in it and haven’t tried it, so I can’t say whether or not my recipe tastes similar.
Manwich is marketed as an easy way to prepare sloppy joes… but homemade sloppy joes are EXACTLY as simple to prepare!
HOW WERE SLOPPY JOES NAMED?
According to what I can gather from the good ol’ internet, a cook named Joe added tomato sauce to a loose meat sandwich at a cafe in Sioux City, Iowa. It must have been a favorite because it flew away!
CAN I USE SLOPPY JOE MEAT IN OTHER WAYS?
First and foremost, slap some on a toasted bun!! Following that, here are some of my favorite activities:
Distribute some over crispy waffle fries. Plus, if you melt some cheese over the fries before adding the sloppy joe meat, you’ll earn bonus points!
Make a grilled cheese sandwich with some of the leftovers!
Roll up in crescent roll dough and bake for approximately 12-15 minutes at 375 degrees F.
Additionally, cheese is an excellent addition to these!
Combine some with a burger.
CAN SLOPPY JOES BE CREATED IN A CROCKPOT?
You certainly can! Simply brown the beef and add the remaining ingredients (except the buns) and cook on LOW for approximately 4-6 hours, or HIGH for approximately 2-3 hours.
However, the texture will be softer than skillet sloppy joes.
PRO TIPS FOR MAKING HOMEMADE SLOPPY JOES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
To begin, toast your buns. Toasting the bun makes a significant difference and takes only a few minutes.
Increase the heat to high under the skillet and include a drizzle of salad oil. When the oil is warmed, include the buns and toast until golden.
Put the toasted buns cut surface up on a cooling rack to cool.
Watch closely on the sauce to ensure it does not reduce excessively. When too much of the sauce is reduced, a dry sloppy joe mixture results.
Everybody has their own liking, but I favor to cook mine till I can see the pieces of meat mixture, and when I drag my spoon thru the sauce, it leaves a trail where the gravy has separated.
If the sauce feeds back into the trail instantly, it is too runny. I want a couple of seconds before the sauce fully covers the trail, which provides me a saucy but not too liquid continuity.
Select your preferred type of bun. I typically opt for a pretzel bun (as in these Beer and Chorizo Sloppy Joes!) or a brioche bun.