Sunday, May 20

Chicken Thigh Sloppy Joes....Yes You Read That Right

Okay Sloppy Joes, a standard fav in most households right?  Super easy, you can make a mess and get away with it, mom does not need to think about dinner because most of the Sloppy Joes are made from cooking up some ground beef and opening a "can" (yikes) of some kind of tasty sauce that when we were younger and growing up thought it was the best stuff ever.  Never thinking about what was really in it.  Well why can't we have sloppy joes in a somewhat more healthier and maybe "cooler", "hipper" version?

I have been thinking on this for a while, but just kept putting it off until the other day when my kids where talking abou them and I knew we had a busy schedule that night.  Go with me on this, trust me, if I can get my hubby to eat these (yes I got the eye roll when he got home from work), then I really have complete confidence you will be able to pass these off to the family.

If you have been reading my blog posts and following along with me on Fitnessmom, then you know I don't measure and I hate to (which is why you won't find any baking recipes coming from me). 

Boneless Chicken thighs (hence the title of the Blog)
One can of cream of celery soup mix
Once can of stewed tomatoes
One can of pinto beans
Ground pepper
Granulated garlic
Shredded sharp cheddar cheese

*NOTE*  AS always I use the lowest form of sodium ingredients possible, also watch and look at the sugar content and count in food items.  If I were to add a bit of salt, I would just use a pinch of Sea Salt.
Add all ingredient to the slow cooker BEFORE adding the chicken.  Add 1/2 cup of water to the cream of celery soup mix OR 1/2 cup of low sodium chicken broth.  Whisk all together then add your chicken and set to cook for about 4 hours.  When done, just pull apart chicken with 2 forks.

For the recipe here, we used Whole Wheat buns for the kids.  You are thinking well isn't the entire point of a Sloppy Joe is to have a bun?  Yes, so using just half on one would be better (if really concerned about cals and carbs) a fork helps also.  :) 

Just throw together a simple salad for the side and done.  The meal looks heavier than it is.  And the good thing about this, you are not still starving after so you are not wanting to "snack" later that night.

The kids loved them, and the hubby.....well he apologized for the "eye rolling" and enjoyed them very much.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

This sounds good... well.. I would need to make my own creamy sauce.. and cut up some tomatoes since we are not using anything that comes in a can.. but I like the idea of making sloppy joes from scratch... hmm but with no bread... wonder how they would taste made with chicken breasts and then wrapped up in a low carb wrap.. might just split a hamburger bun with the hubby ... we do miss sloppyjoes