BBQ Chicken Sloppy Joes

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BBQ Chicken Sloppy Joes are sautéed veggies and ground chicken coated in sweet and tangy BBQ sauce.

BBQ Chicken Sloppy Joe sandwich on a grey boardHow To Make BBQ Chicken Sloppy Joes

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  • Sauté diced onion and chopped sweet bell pepper until they are soft.
  • Add ground chicken and cook through.
  • Stir in some tomato sauce and barbecue sauce.
  • Let it simmer until the sauce thickens up.
  • Then, serve the meat on hamburger buns.

You can adjust the flavor by using different types of BBQ sauce in this recipe.  I used Sweet Baby Rays because I like my BBQ sauce to be sweet and tangy.  But, you could use spicy BBQ sauce, mustard based sauce, Kansas-style, etc.

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BBQ Chicken Sloppy Joes

5 from 6 votes
BBQ Chicken Sloppy Joes are sautéed veggies and ground chicken coated in sweet and tangy BBQ sauce.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes


Servings 6 servings
Calories 323 kcal


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion diced
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped
  • 1 lb. ground chicken
  • 3/4 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 6 hamburger buns


  • Add the oil, onion, and bell pepper to a large skillet and place it over medium-high heat. Cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally
  • Add the chicken to the skillet. Break the chicken apart with a wooden spoon. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 7-8 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through (165 degrees F).
  • Add the BBQ sauce and tomato sauce to the skillet. Stir to combine. Reduce the heat (low to medium-low) to bring the sauce to a simmer. Simmer for 6-8 minutes, until the sauce thickens.
  • Serve the BBQ chicken on hamburger buns.


Serving: 1sloppy joe | Calories: 323kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 735mg | Potassium: 651mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 240IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 2.6mg
Course Dinner, Entree, Main Course
Keyword Barbeque chicken, BBQ chicken, chicken sloppy joes, sloppy joes
Cuisine American
Author Amanda Finks

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  1. 5 stars
    Similarly:).. 1lb. ground turkey, 1.3 oz Mccormick sloppy joe seasoning mix, 1/4 c. Dukes BBQ sweet, 1 4.4oz Ragu for one, 1 1/4 water. Simmered longer. Good.. I will thaw the ground chicken next go round. I found your site searching for ideas as my onion was rotten, so I improvised. Thanks – your now on my homepage.

  2. 5 stars
    This sloppy Joe recipe is so savory. My family couldn’t stop commenting on how good it was! It was very quick and easy to make.

About Amanda Finks

I’m a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist living in Zionsville, IN. I’m an avid cook, travel nerd, & lover of good food! I’m trained in Food Science & recipe development. It’s my mission to bring you the BEST recipes your whole family will love!

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