Chicken-Apple Sloppy Joes

Chicken-Apple Sloppy Joes

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

A sloppy joe is typically made with ground beef and a spicy tomato sauce, but not this one! This makeover sandwich combines lean ground chicken breast with green peppers, and is topped with sweet apple slices.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 pound very lean ground chicken breast, such as Smart Chicken® 99% lean
  • ¼ cup chopped green sweet pepper
  • 1 (15 ounce) can sloppy joe sauce, such as Full Circle™ brand
  • 2 teaspoons packed brown sugar (see Tip)
  • 6 80-calorie wheat buns, such as Sara Lee® Delightful™ brand, toasted
  • 1 unpeeled apple, cored and thinly sliced into rings
  • 9 stalks celery, cut into sticks


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  1. Coat a 10-inch nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Add ground chicken and green pepper to skillet and cook over medium-high until meat is browned and pepper is tender, breaking up meat as it cooks. Stir in the sloppy joe sauce and brown sugar; heat through.
  2. Place apple slices on bun bottoms. Top with meat and bun tops. Serve with celery sticks.
  • Tip: If using a sugar substitute, we recommend Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend for Baking. Use 2 tsp. Equivalent. Nutrition Per Serving with Substitute: Same as below, except cal. 230, carb. 31 g (12 g sugars).

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 sandwich
  • Per serving: 232 calories; 3 g fat(0 g sat); 11 g fiber; 32 g carbohydrates; 26 g protein; 23 mcg folate; 62 mg cholesterol; 13 g sugars; 318 IU vitamin A; 15 mg vitamin C; 168 mg calcium; 4 mg iron; 430 mg sodium; 201 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (25% daily value), Iron (22% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2
  • Exchanges: 2½ lean protein, 1½ starch, ½ vegetable

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