Ground Chicken & Salsa Sloppy Joes

Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Serves: 8

These sloppy joes are far healthier than the traditional recipe, but just as messy! Bottled salsa gives the sauce more flavour and ground chicken means a leaner joe. Developed for CFC by Nancy Guppy, RD, MHSc.


1 tsp (5 mL) vegetable oil
1 lb (0.5 kg) lean ground chicken
1 cup (250 mL) onions, diced
1 cup (250 mL) red peppers, diced
1 tsp (5 mL) chili powder
2 cups (500 mL) salsa, prepared
8 English muffins, whole wheat


1 Heat oil over medium heat in a non-stick skillet. Sauté ground chicken with onion and red pepper. Cook until chicken is cooked through and no pink remains.
2 Add chili powder and sauté another minute.
3 Stir in salsa and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for another 5 minutes.
4 Meanwhile, slice English muffins in half; toast under broiler. Spoon ½ cup (125 mL) chicken mixture over bottom halves; cover with tops and serve.