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Enjoy these pulled chicken and chickpea sloppy joes as a healthy change from beef.
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Pulled Chicken and Chickpea Sloppy Joes

These protein packed pulled chicken and chickpea sloppy joes are the perfect filling for a bun or baked potato. Enjoy them healthy and tasty alternative to yet another hamburger. Quick, simple and delicious!
Servings: 8 sloppy joes
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins


  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 onion - peeled & chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic - peeled & chopped
  • 6 skinless - boneless chicken thighs each cut into quarters
  • 1 cup roughly chopped cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tbs sweet chilli sauce
  • 2 tbs tomato purée
  • 1 can chickpeas - drained and rinsed
  • 8 bread rolls


  • Heat the oil in a frying pan with a lid, or a small saucepan. Add the onion and garlic and fry until translucent.
  • Add the chicken pieces and cook for a few minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients.
  • Cover the pan and turn the heat right down and allow to cook for about half an hour, stirring from time to time, and adding a little more water if needed.
  • When cooked, shred the chicken, add the chickpeas and a little more chilli sauce if needed.
  • Serve in a bun with salad.


  • The mixture freezes well. Defrost overnight in the fridge and reheat in a pan on the hob, or in the microwave.
  • This recipe is Weight Watchers Smart Points per portion
• Please note that the nutrition information provided below is approximate and meant as a guideline only.
• Unless stated otherwise cup conversions have been made with an online tool. For accuracy please check with your favoured conversion tool. We recommend buying inexpensive digital kitchen scales.
Calories: 154kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 207mg | Potassium: 334mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 130IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1.3mg
Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken and chickpea