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Chicken Joes

This recipe is our better-for-you version of sloppy joes with the same great taste!

Prep Time: 15 minutes   Cook Time: 20 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 open-faced sandwich

  • Calories 145
  • Carbohydrate 17 g
  • Protein 10 g
  • Fat 4.5 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber 3 g
  • Cholesterol 30 mg
  • Sodium 340 mg

This Recipe Serves 8

Ingredients

¾ pound ground chicken
1 small onion, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon chili powder
½ teaspoon paprika
salt, to taste
1 red or green pepper, chopped
¾ cup diced zucchini
1, 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes, drained
½ cup bottled BBQ sauce (look for a brand with the lowest amount of sugar)
4 toasted whole-wheat hamburger buns

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet, cook the ground chicken, onion, garlic, chili powder, paprika, salt, and pepper over medium heat until meat is browned, about 5-6 minutes.
  2. Add in the green or red pepper and zucchini and cook over low heat for about 5 minutes, until vegetables are tender. Add the diced tomatoes and BBQ sauce and simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Serve the mixture over half of a toasted bun.

From Diabetes Comfort Foods Cookbook by Robyn Webb

Photo: Chicken Joes from The Diabetes Comfort Food Cookbook. Burwell and Burwell Photography.

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