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Ground Chicken & Salsa Sloppy Joes

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


1 tsp vegetable oil
1 lb lean ground chicken
1 cup onions, diced
1 cup red peppers, diced
1 tsp chili powder
2 cups salsa, prepared
8 English muffins, whole wheat

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.


  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.

Helpful Tip

Makes 1 litre of sauce which is enough for eight ½ cup (125 mL) servings.

Nutrition Info

Per 225 g serving Amount
Protein15 g
Fat9 g
Carbohydrate36 g
Fibre5 g
Sugar6 g
Cholesterol35 mg
Sodium670 mg
Per 225 g serving % Daily Value
Vitamin A25
Vitamin C45
Vitamin B612