Chicken Parmesan Sloppy Joes

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Chicken Parmesan Sloppy Joes are a quick and easy dinner made with a few common ingredients. Ground chicken gets mixed with pasta sauce and cheese then served on buns.

Chicken parmesan sloppy joe on a bun topped with mozzarella on a white plate.

I think ground chicken is under utilized.  It cooks up so quickly and easily.  It can easily be swapped in for any recipe that calls for ground beef.  And, if you choose the ground chicken breast, it’s low in fat.

How To Make Chicken Parmesan Sloppy Joes

Note: This is a summary. The full printable recipe card is at the bottom of this post.

  • Heat some oil in a skillet.
  • Sauté some chopped onions.
Onions sautéing in a skillet.
  • Add ground chicken.
  • Break it apart with a wooden spoon.
  • Add salt and pepper.
  • Cook until the chicken is no longer pink.
Ground chicken being broken apart in a skillet.
  • Add pasta sauce.
  • Let the chicken simmer in the pasta sauce.
Pouring pasta sauce over cooked ground chicken.
  • Stir in some grated parmesan cheese.
  • Serve on hamburger buns topped with mozzarella cheese.
Adding grated parmesan cheese to ground chicken.

Can This Be Made Ahead Of Time

Yes. This recipe is fast and easy so it’s perfect for a busy weeknight meal.  But, it can be made ahead of time. Prepare the meat mixture.  Let it cool for 30-60 minutes.  Then transfer it to a sealable container.  Store it in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

To reheat, warm it up in a skillet over low heat, or warm it in the microwave.

Quick Tip

Can This Be Frozen

Yes.  Sloppy Joes are a great freezer meal because they don’t have any texture changes after being frozen.  Store the meat mixture in a sealable freezer-safe container for up to 3 months.  Transfer it to the refrigerator to thaw the day before you want to reheat it.

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Chicken parmesan sloppy joe on a bun topped with mozzarella on a white plate.

Chicken Parmesan Sloppy Joes Recipe

5 from 3 votes
Chicken Parmesan Sloppy Joes are a quick and easy dinner made with a few common ingredients. Ground chicken gets mixed with pasta sauce and cheese then served on buns.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Video

Servings 6 sandwiches
Calories 321 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup diced yellow onion
  • 1 lb. ground chicken I used ground chicken breast
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups pasta sauce
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 6 hamburger buns
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  • Add the oil to a large skillet and place it over medium-high heat.
  • Add the onion. Stir. Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add the chicken. Break it apart with a wooden spoon. Add the salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 6-8 minutes, until the chicken is no longer pink.
  • Add the pasta sauce. Stir until well mixed. Reduce the heat so the sauce is gently simmering. Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Serve the chicken spooned on hamburger buns and topped with mozzarella cheese.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/6th of the recipe | Calories: 321kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 902mg | Potassium: 577mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 451IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 230mg | Iron: 3mg
Course Dinner, Entree
Keyword chicken parmesan sloppy joes, sloppy joes with chicken, what to make with ground chicken
Cuisine American, Italian
Author Amanda Finks
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  1. 5 stars
    I made this for dinner tonight and my family loved it. Even my extremely picky husband. I will be making this at least once a month. Thank you for this terrific meal.

  2. Hi Amanda,

    This looks delicious. I think my family would like it. When you serve this to your family, what side do you serve with it? I’m trying to get them to eat more vegetables.

    Thanks!

  3. 5 stars
    Fast and easy! A different spin on a sloppy Joe. Pick a good pasta sauce (we used Raos) and brioche buns. Also think it would be good with a spicy sauce! Will add to the rotation.

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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