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’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.“ This particular episode of Rachael’s show had kids helping grown ups in the kitchen. The recipe is written to address a child cook.

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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!

Psst – if you love chicken sloppy joes, try my Asian-inspired chicken sloppy joes, too!

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

Chicken Sloppy Joe Stuffed Potatoes

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!
4 from 2 ratings

Ingredients

  • 4 medium Russet potatoes scrubbed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped
  • ½ small red onion chopped
  • 1 can tomato sauce 15 ounces
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 ½ tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 ½ teaspoons chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Sour cream for serving
  • Chopped fresh chives for serving

Instructions

  • Use fork to poke several holes in each potato. Microwave potatoes on high 8 to 10 minutes or until tender. 
  • Meanwhile, heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken, bell pepper and onion to skillet; cook 8 to 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through, breaking up chicken with side of spoon as it cooks. 
  • Reduce heat to medium; add tomato sauce, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder and black pepper. Simmer 3 to 5 minutes or until thickened.
  • Slice off small portion of top of each potato. Use small spoon to scoop out some of flesh of each potato. Spoon sloppy joe mixture into potatoes (Or, split each potato in half and top with sloppy joe mixture). Serve topped with sour cream and chives.
Calories: 458kcal, Carbohydrates: 53g, Protein: 27g, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 9g, Trans Fat: 0.1g, Cholesterol: 98mg, Sodium: 1044mg, Potassium: 2206mg, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 10g, Vitamin A: 1199IU, Vitamin C: 52mg, Calcium: 77mg, Iron: 5mg
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