Believe it or not, it’s time for many little ones to head back to school. I watched my little guy walk in to his first day of 3rd grade just this morning. It seems completely unimaginable that the summer is over. We try our best to pack just as much as we possibly can into the few months we have, but somehow it never seems like enough time.
With the return of school, after school activities also start back up. That leaves us all searching for quick and easy weeknight meals so we can get supper on the table without a lot of hassle. Because regardless of the time constraint, it’s still super important for us to sit down to supper together every night.
I often turn to one-pan, one-pot, and slow cooker meals to fit the bill. I love a good sheet pan meal where everything cooks on one pan all at the same time. And there’s nothing like walking in the door to the smell of delicious food just waiting for you in the slow cooker. That’s why I love this Slow Cooker Sloppy Joe Chicken. It only calls for 2 ingredients and can be served on buns, like shown here, or even over rice.
I often hear of folks who shy away from chicken slow cooker meals because of the “dry” or “mealy” chicken that often results. The trick is not overcooking it. Boneless, skinless chicken breasts typically only need about 4 hours on low in the slow cooker to be perfectly tender and moist. Even in all this sauce, you’re going to end up with mealy chicken if you cook this for 8 hours. Most slow cookers will switch to warm after the cook time so that’s best to use on something like this, though it still will continue to cook some even on warm. If there’s a way to make it work for just 4 hours, that’s really your best bet.
Y’all try this super easy Slow Coker Sloppy Joe Chicken. I know your family will love it and they’ll love you for it! Y’all enjoy!
Slow Cooker Sloppy Joe Chicken
- 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1 (15-ounce) can sloppy joe sauce (I used Hunt's Manwich)
- Lightly spray your slow cooker crock with nonstick cooking spray. Pour a few tablespoons of sauce into the bottom of the slow cooker crock. Add the chicken and pour the remaining sauce over the the chicken. Place the lid on and cook on low for about 4 hours.
- When ready to serve, remove the chicken and shred. Return the chicken to the slow cooker and mix with the sauce. Serve on buns, over rice, etc.
If nutritional values are provided, they are an estimate and will vary depending on the brands used. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, I recommend grabbing your favorite brands and plugging those ingredients into an online nutritional calculator.