Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Shredded Chicken Sloppy Joes

A healthy twist on your standard sloppy joes. I made some yummy sauce and subbed shredded chicken for the ground meat. Of course this is  a great sauce to use with 1 lb ground beef or turkey too!

3 medium chicken breasts, poached and shredded(I poach them in chicken broth with garlic and onion)

1 tsp olive oil
1 small green bell pepper, chopped fine
1/3 cup sweet onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
2 cups tomato sauce(16 oz can)
2 TB cider vinegar
1 TB brown sugar
1 tsp yellow mustard
1 tsp chili powder
salt and pepper to taste

Heat olive oil in a large pan, add green pepper, onion and garlic and cook until tender, add chicken. *
*If you are using ground meat(turkey, beef chicken) cook meat with peppers onion and garlic until no pink remains, then drain if necessary and proceed

Add remaining ingredients, bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium low.

Cover and simmer 20 minutes. Uncover and simmer 10 more minutes.

Serve on toasted whole wheat buns

Top with cheese if you like!(Pepper Jack is popular here)

Freezes well! Just chill thoroughly and place in a resealable container(I place a layer of heavy plastic wrap directly on top of it before placing the lid) 

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