Buffalo Chicken Sloppy Joes

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198 CALORIES 5g CARBS 10g FAT 21g PROTEIN
4
Freestyle™ SmartPoints™ New!
(4 Old SmartPoints™)
(5 PointsPlus®)

Over the weekend there was a lot of football watching and wing eating going on in these parts. But having vowed to stay away from fried foods for the month of January, I knew I needed a yummy alternative for when the wings showed up so I decided to make these delicious and incredibly simple Buffalo Chicken Sloppy Joes. The recipe really couldn't be easier - ground chicken, carrots, celery, buffalo sauce, and some spices - but stuffed into a sandwich with some ranch slaw and it makes one satisfying meal.

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The Recipe

Buffalo Chicken Sloppy Joes

PREP TIME: 5 Min
COOK TIME: 15 Min
TOTAL TIME: 20 Min
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Ingredients

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  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 U onion, diced
  • 2 U celery ribs, chopped
  • 2 U carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 lb. 93% lean ground chicken
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/3 cup buffalo sauce (more to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper

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Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion, celery, and carrots and cook for 4-6 minutes until they begin to soften.
  2. Add the chicken and cook for 6-8 minutes until completely cooked through and beginning to brown.
  3. Stir in the tomato sauce, buffalo sauce, cumin, and garlic powder. Season with salt and pepper. Let simmer for 3-5 minutes until sauce thickens.
Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 198
Calories from Fat 95
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g
16%
Saturated Fat 3g
14%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 98mg
33%
Sodium 236mg
10%
Total Carbohydrate 5g
2%
Dietary Fiber 2g
7%
Sugars 3g
Protein 21g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

Buffalo Chicken Sloppy Joes
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6 Comments
On Buffalo Chicken Sloppy Joes
January 23, 2017 - 16:14
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We made this without tomato juice, and it was great. Can't wait to do it again once we have all the ingredients.
January 16, 2017 - 05:26
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My husband was less than enthusiastic when I told him I was making healthy "football food." However, while eating it he kept saying that it was "outstanding!" It was spicy but delicious. I also chopped the veggies finely in mini food processor. Will definitely make again.
March 5, 2016 - 06:45
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Not a true fan of sloppy joes.. I would leave out the tomato sauce so that it was more authentic Buffalo Wing flavored! Loved the addition of the veggies.
February 15, 2016 - 16:21
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This was a winner! 5/5 thumbs up. I diced the onions, celery and carrots up tiny to "hide" them from my children. It worked like a charm. So glad to add something new to my recipe repertoire!
February 3, 2016 - 11:09
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My husband and I enjoyed this, it was a healthy alternative to regular sloppy joes.
January 27, 2016 - 14:44
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Super easy to make! My husband loved this! Healthy has never tasted so good!
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