You will love these kung pao sloppy joes!

Today is Day 1 of working from home.  I normally get up between 6:20 and 6:45.  Which means my alarm is set for 6:20 but I don’t actually get up until 6:45 after hitting snooze three times!

Today I woke up at 7:45.  Jacob works from home so the coffee was already made.  The dogs snuggled with me in bed for 15 minutes then I got out of my bed, brushed my teeth, got coffee and still have time to do this blog post and get an IG post up for these Kung Pao Sloppy Joes before I clock in at 9:00 a.m.

On my morning break I may start sourdough bread to bake later this afternoon – the benefits of working ten feet from my kitchen!

Believe it or not, there are still people at my WW meeting who eat plain unseasoned poached chicken because it’s free.  Who said you had to eat boring chicken?!

Kung Pao Sloppy Joes

Kung Pao Sloppy Joes

Yield: 2 sliders per person
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

A great way to use chicken breast in a delicious way - Kung Pao chicken sloppy joes! 


  • 1 pound ground chicken breast*
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha (I used Marion's Kitchen Coconut Sriracha found at Walmart)
  • 1/8 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch mixed in 1/4 cup water
  • chopped cilantro to taste (I like a lot!)
  • juice of 1/2 lime, zest of 1/2 a lime
  • 1 tablespoon Asian Zing (from Dak's seasoning - you can add sesame seeds in place)
  • 8 mini slider buns

For the slaw:

  • 1 cup broccoli slaw
  • 1 tablespoon Asian salad dressing (I used Ken's Steakhouse)


In a large skillet, heat the sesame oil and add in the garlic and ginger.  Saute for 2 minutes.  Add all the remaining ingredients except the cilantro, and cook until the chicken is cooked through - about 8-10 minutes over medium low heat.

While the chicken is cooking, mix the broccoli slaw and salad dressing together.  

Remove chicken from the heat.  Stir in the cilantro and place about 1/3 cup mixture for each slider bun.  Top with broccoli slaw and serve with air fried potatoes.


To check the WW points on your plan or track this directly to your app, click HERE.

I grind my own chicken breast in my food processor.  The price point is so much lower than buying ground chicken at the store.

Also, jalapenos vary - so I usually take a tiny bite at the end to see how spicy it is.  Maybe start with half a seeded jalapeno to start - you can always add more!

The nutrition information below is for the filling only.

Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 4 ounces
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 165Total Fat: 5gCarbohydrates: 3gSugar: 1gProtein: 24g

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Jacob makes fun of me because I keep telling him different things are free and he’s like “how is everything free?” and I said “because I decided I am on team turquoise where everything is free!”

If you want to read an old recipe, check out this sloppy joes from 2009!

Stay safe everyone – now if you’ll excuse me, I need to clock into work.  In my pajamas.

Make it a great day!