Greek Chicken Sloppy Joes

Greek Chicken Sloppy Joes made with ground chicken, olives, feta, bell peppers and garlicky tomato sauce on a buttery brioche bun in just 20 minutes.

Chicken sloppy joes are a healthier alternative to the classic beef version (Ultimate Sloppy Joes) but all the delicious Greek flavors are a delicious and easy addition like in my favorite Greek recipe, Easy Greek Salad.

Greek Chicken Sloppy Joes
 Greek Chicken Sloppy Joes

Greek Recipes are popular on the blog including a delicious One Pot Greek Chicken and Rice which is a delicious meal in a single pot that rivals any neighborhood Greek restaurant.

With all the delicious Greek flavors you love including olive oil, feta, kalamata olives and a seasoned tomato sauce you’ll love this unique sloppy joes recipe.

Greek recipes get labeled Greek pretty much as soon as feta cheese gets thrown into the mix. While this isn’t a traditional sloppy joe this recipe is sure to be a hit with adults and most kids (make sure your kids like the briny taste of feta and olives before serving this sandwich to them).

If you want to tone down the sandwich so kids would enjoy it more you can swap pitted olives for the kalamata variety as they are less acidic and use half the feta cheese.

WHAT DO YOU SERVE WITH SLOPPY JOES?

We love serving sloppy joes with Crispy Sweet Potato FriesBeer Battered Onion RingsLoaded Garlic French Fries or your favorite roasted vegetables.

MEAL PREP INSTRUCTIONS

When preparing meals to be reheated it is important to cook sauces less than they would normally require. In the case of these sloppy joes you should leave the sauce thinner as it will thicken during refrigeration.

Store the chicken mixture apart from the feta and olive topping to allow you to reheat the filling while leaving the cheese and olives cold.

Greek Sloppy Joes with Chicken

TIPS FOR MAKING THESE Greek Chicken SLOPPY JOES:

  • Make sure your ingredients are ready ahead of time, don’t let the pan scorch.
  • Stop cooking when its just slightly too wet still, it will thicken as it sits for a couple minutes.
  • Don’t add the feta and olives before hand as the cool briny flavors add a lot to the experience of the dish.
  • If you want to meal prep just leave the sauce extra saucy before shutting off the heat. You may need a bit of water when reheating.

Are you going to join us and enjoy this recipe on Wednesday? Remember if you make this dish this Wednesday, we’ll be having the same dinner.

I’d love to know how it turns out for you so if you do make the recipe pretty please come back and leave a comment letting me know how you enjoyed them.

We put a ton of effort into recipe testing almost 40 Sloppy Joes for this weekly series!

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Greek Chicken Sloppy Joes

Greek Chicken Sloppy Joes made with ground chicken, olives, feta, bell peppers and garlicky tomato sauce on a buttery brioche bun in just 20 minutes.
Yield 4 sandwiches
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Sandwich
Cuisine American Fusion, Greek
Author Sabrina Snyder

Ingredients
 

  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 red onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 cup feta
  • 1/2 cup kalamata olives

Instructions

  • Add the chicken, olive oil, onions and green bell pepper to a large skillet on medium high heat breaking it apart but leaving some chunks about the size of a raspberry or small grape (don't crush the heck out of it, the larger crumbles will help give the sandwich stability).
  • Cook until well browned (5-6 minutes), then add in the garlic, tomato sauce, chicken broth, tomato paste, and oregano and continue cooking until the sauce starts to evaporate and the mixture becomes "sloppy" (about 5-6 minutes).
  • When the sauce is reduced top with feta and olives and serve inside a toasted brioche bun.

Nutrition

Calories: 330kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 129mg | Sodium: 1256mg | Potassium: 1072mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 905IU | Vitamin C: 28.5mg | Calcium: 139mg | Iron: 2.6mg
Keyword: chicken, greek, Greek Chicken Sloppy Joes, ground chicken, sloppy joes

About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the upcoming cookbook: Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients which is being published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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  1. What a fun take on the Sloppy Joe! Love kalamata olives and feta — but adding sliced cucumbers to these sandwiches would be great too.

  2. The flavor combination in this sloppy joe recipe is OUT OF THIS WORLD! So. Good. This is going to be on repeat in our menu plan.