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Buffalo Chicken Sloppy Joes

In the realm of weeknight dinners, let’s not settle for the usual suspects; let’s bring in the Buffalo Chicken Sloppy Joes to add a dash of rebellion to your palate. Elevate the classic sloppy joe by trading ground beef for a lively and spicy ground chicken filling. In just 35 minutes, you’ll find yourself immersed in a symphony of flavors that redefine your culinary expectations.

Imagine golden buns toasted to perfection, cradling a fiery buffalo chicken mixture that tantalizes the taste buds. The journey begins with sautéed onions and garlic in a skillet, creating a fragrant foundation for the ground chicken.

The magic intensifies as buffalo sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, and smoked paprika join forces in a bowl. This flavorful elixir bathes the sizzling chicken, simmering into a mouthwatering concoction that coats each morsel with a perfect balance of spice and sweetness.

As the buffalo chicken mixture nestles between toasted buns, the final touch awaits. Opt for optional yet irresistible toppings—blue cheese crumbles and sliced green onions—to crown this culinary masterpiece. The result? A handheld delight that surpasses all expectations.

This dish is not just a meal; it’s a culinary adventure. Embrace the bold flavors, savor the delightful heat, and let Buffalo Chicken Sloppy Joes take center stage as the unsung hero of your weeknight repertoire. Say goodbye to monotony and hello to a flavorful escape that will become a cherished favorite. Welcome to a new era of deliciousness.

Buffalo Chicken Sloppy Joes

Buffalo Chicken Sloppy Joes

Take your weeknight dinners up a notch with Buffalo Chicken Sloppy Joes. Swap out the beef for flavorful spiced chicken in a tangy sauce. Ready in just 35 minutes, it's a delicious break from the norm. Serve on toasted buns and customize with optional toppings like blue cheese and green onions. Add a touch of spice without the fuss and savor a reinvented classic for dinner.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 400 kcal


  • Large skillet
  • Mixing bowls
  • Wooden spoon


  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ cup buffalo sauce
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4-6 hamburger buns


  • Blue cheese crumbles (optional)
  • Sliced green onions (optional)


Cooking the Chicken Filling:

  • In a large skillet over medium heat, add olive oil.
  • Add chopped onions and minced garlic, sauté until softened.
  • Add ground chicken to the skillet, breaking it apart with a wooden spoon, and cook until browned.

Preparing the Sauce:

  • In a bowl, mix buffalo sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper.
  • Pour the sauce mixture over the cooked chicken, stirring to combine thoroughly.
  • Simmer for 5-7 minutes until the sauce thickens and coats the chicken.

Assembling the Sloppy Joes:

  • Toast the hamburger buns in a toaster or oven until golden brown.
  • Spoon the buffalo chicken mixture onto the bottom half of each bun.

Garnish and Serve:

  • Optionally, sprinkle blue cheese crumbles and sliced green onions over the chicken mixture.
  • Place the top half of the bun on the chicken mixture, creating a sandwich.
  • Serve Immediately: Plate the Buffalo Chicken Sloppy Joes and serve hot. Pair them with your favorite side dishes like coleslaw or sweet potato fries.


  1. Adjust the level of spiciness by increasing or decreasing the amount of buffalo sauce.
  2. For a milder version, use a combination of buffalo sauce and barbecue sauce.
  3. These Buffalo Chicken Sloppy Joes can be made ahead and reheated, making them a convenient option for meal prep.
  4. Customize the toppings to your liking, such as adding avocado slices or pickled jalapeños.
  5. Serve with a side of celery sticks and ranch dressing for a complete buffalo chicken experience.
Keyword Buffalo Chicken, Sloppy Joes, Spicy, Weeknight Dinner
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Erika Herbert
Erika Herbert