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Chicken Sloppy Joe Stuffed Potatoes

Chicken Sloppy Joe Stuffed Potatoes - sloppy joes made from lean ground chicken, stuffed in baked potatoes! | foxeslovelemons.com

One of my favorite comfort food recipes is Rachael Ray’s Turkey Sloppy Joes. I don’t know how I found it, because I didn’t see it on TV. I’ve been making it for about nine years. I have the recipe memorized now, but I don’t measure anything and add and subtract ingredients as I please.

The funny thing about the recipe is the disclaimer at the top “Note: This recipe method is written for children to follow, too. Adult helpers are referred to as GHs, or Grown Helpers.“ Apparently, this particular episode of Rachael’s show had kids helping grown ups in the kitchen. The recipe is written to address a child cook.

Chicken Sloppy Joe Stuffed Potatoes - sloppy joes made from lean ground chicken, stuffed in baked potatoes! | foxeslovelemons.com

All throughout the recipe, the recipe directs me to find my “Grown Helper” to help me with the tasks that involve a big knife. I’m reminded to wash my hands, and keep my fingers away from the small paring knife I’m trusted to use.

It takes me a long time to memorize a recipe. For the first dozen times I made those sloppy joes, I got really tired of the Grown Helper shtick. I always thought “I should just copy and paste this into Word and get rid of all of that crap,” but of course, I never did. To this day, that recipe lives in my “keepers” binder, just waiting for my GH to join me in the kitchen and help me out.

If you’re a grown person or even a reasonably competent child, you can prepare my homage to this ridiculous recipe. Here, I’ve made a lean ground chicken sloppy joe and flavored it up with smoky ancho chile powder, tangy tomato paste and umami-laden Worcestershire. Then, boom! I stuffed it in a potato!

Chicken Sloppy Joe Stuffed Potatoes - sloppy joes made from lean ground chicken, stuffed in baked potatoes! | foxeslovelemons.com

If you’re Grown Helper isn’t around, you might need a snack. If so, you may want to give Naturebox a try – click here and use the code “FOXES10″ at checkout to receive $10 off your first box!

Chicken Sloppy Joe Stuffed Potatoes

Yield: 4 serving

Ingredients:

  • 4 medium russet potatoes, scrubbed
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 small red onion, chopped
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ancho chile powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Sour cream, for garnish
  • Chopped fresh chives, for garnish

Directions:

 

  1. Lazy Cook’s Baked Potato: Use fork to poke several holes in each potato. Microwave potatoes on high 8 to 10 minutes or until tender. (Alternatively, if you’re non-lazy, potatoes can be baked in oven).
  2. Meanwhile, heat large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken, bell pepper and onion; cook 8 to 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through, breaking up chicken with side of spoon. Reduce heat to medium; add tomato sauce, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, chile powder and black pepper. Simmer 3 to 5 minutes or until thickened.
  3. Slice off small portion of top of each potato. Use small spoon to scoop out some of potato flesh. Spoon sloppy joe mixture into potatoes (Or, split each potato in half and top with sloppy joe mixture). Serve garnished with sour cream and chives.

This recipe originally appeared here on the Naturebox blog.

9 Responses to “Chicken Sloppy Joe Stuffed Potatoes”

  1. Diana @YourFlavorChef — October 23, 2013 at 8:23 am

    These look fantastic! I was just wondering what to do w/some ground chicken that I have :-)

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    • Lori | Foxes Love Lemons replied: — October 23rd, 2013 @ 9:26 pm

      Thanks Diana! Honestly, I don’t cook with ground chicken that often, but it IS pretty tasty in certain recipes :)

  2. PicnicShop — October 23, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    These look great!

    The question at PicnicShop HQ though… Are they too sloppy for picnics?

    We reckon the mess would be worth it!

    Thanks,
    The PicnicShop Team
    http://www.picnicshop.co.uk

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  3. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl — October 23, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    This is a genius idea and right up my alley. Pinning, can’t wait to try this!

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  4. Katie | HealthySeasonalRecipes — October 26, 2013 at 5:53 am

    I saw this on FG and I couldn’t believe how similar it was to my own recipe that I was scrolling (way) down to. So I came over to see who I shared a brain with! I am so glad to know about you Lori. Your writing is great and what pretty photos. Subscribing!

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    • Lori | Foxes Love Lemons replied: — October 27th, 2013 @ 10:03 am

      Thanks for stopping by, Katie! I just popped over and saw your Shepherd’s Pie Loaded Baked Potatoes, and those look just amazing! Subscribing back :)

  5. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — November 3, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    Anything “STUFFED” is always a win in my book!

    Reply

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