Asian Sloppy Joes

These easy Asian Sloppy Joes are so flavorful and healthy! Ground chicken gets smothered in hoisin sauce, and ketchup, with lots of fresh ginger and garlic. Ready in under 30 minutes, it’s perfect for meal prep!

Ground chicken is light, healthy, and easy to cook with! Check out my Asian Chicken Dumplings and my Firecracker Chicken Meatballs for more inspiration.

Hand holding Asian Sloppy Joes on a white plate.

These Asian Style Sloppy Joe Sandwiches are the perfect dinner for a busy weeknight meal. This recipe comes together in less than 30 minutes! Simply brown the ground chicken then add fresh ginger and garlic. Next stir in the sauce ingredients then serve!

These sandwiches have all the flavors of the classic sloppy joe you love but with an Asian twist!

I use hoisin sauce, ketchup, soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, and garlic for the sauce. It’s the perfect blend of sweet and tangy.

I like to serve my Asian Sloppy Joe’s with slaw on a brioche bun with a drizzle of Spicy Mayo. You can also reserve extra sauce on the side for dipping!

What you’ll need to make this recipe

  • Chicken: I used ground chicken for these Asian sloppy joes. You could substitute ground turkey, ground pork, or ground beef if desired.
  • Oil: You can fry the ground chicken in any kind of neutral-tasting oil. I usually opt for olive oil as it’s very good for you.
  • Ginger and garlic: These two fresh ingredients pack in a ton of flavor. But them pre-minced for ease!
  • Sesame oil: Rich and nutty, I love to add sesame oil to all of my Asian cooking. It’s perfect in these Asian Sloopy Joes!
  • Condiments: Ketchup, hoisin sauce, and soy sauce. These ingredients ass sweetness, saltiness, and umami.
  • Sugar: Just a touch of sugar brings out all of the other flavors. Switch the brown sugar for white sugar or honey if desired.
  • Vinegar: To balance the sweetness and saltiness I add a little rice wine vinegar. Substitute apple cider vinegar if needed.
  • Buns: My homemade burger buns are perfect for these sloppy joes!

How to make Asian Sloppy Joes

  • Heat the oil: Start by heating 1 tablespoon of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Cook and drain the chicken: Add ground chicken and cook until browned and no longer pink. Drain any excess fat.
  • Remove the chicken from the pan and set it aside.
  • Heat more oil: Heat the remaining tablespoon of oil.
  • Sauté: Add ginger, garlic and sauté for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add sauce ingredients: Stir in the rest of the sauce ingredients and add the chicken back to the pan. Simmer for 1-2 minutes to heat through and thicken.
  • Serve Asian Sloppy Joes immediately on brioche buns with slaw if desired.
  • The filling can be refrigerated for up to 3 days and reheated.

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What to serve with Asian Sloppy Joes

Variations

  • Instead of ground chicken, you can substitute ground turkey, beef, or pork.
  • For extra flavor try adding pickled onions, pickled carrots, or spicy pickles to the sandwich!
  • These easy Asian sloppy joes would make awesome sliders. Follow the recipe as directed but serve on slider buns for a fun appetizer.
  • For a little kick add 1 teaspoon of Sriracha to the sloppy joes.
  • Sloppy Joes are a great way to sneak in extra vegetables for your kids! I love adding finely chopped carrots, bell pepper, or zucchini to the sloppy joes.
  • Spicy mayo would make an excellent topping. Spread a little on the bottom of the bun for an extra kick!
  • Serve it in a lettuce wrap or lettuce cup with a side of Cauliflower Fried Rice for a low-carb option.

Asian Sloppy Joes on a white plate with a second portion in the background.

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Asian Sloppy Joes

4 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4

Asian Sloppy Joes. Ground chicken smothered in hoisin sauce, ketchup and lots of fresh ginger and garlic! Ready in under 30 minutes!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 2 tablespoons oil divided
  • 1 teaspoon ginger minced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 4 brioche buns
  • slaw for serving if desired

Instructions

  • Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  • Add ground chicken and cook until browned and no longer pink. Drain any excess fat.
  • Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.
  • Heat remaining tablespoon of oil.
  • Add in ginger and garlic and sauté for 1-2 minutes.
  • Stir in the rest of the ingredients and add the chicken back to the pan.
  • Simmer for 1-2 minutes to heat through and thicken.
  • Serve immediately on brioche buns with slaw if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Asian Sloppy Joes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 491 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 99mg33%
Sodium 1378mg60%
Potassium 805mg23%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 154IU3%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 101mg10%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Asian Sloppy Joes, Easy Dinner Recipe, Ground Chicken, Sandwiches

 

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