Cajun Chicken Sloppy Joes

Elevate your sandwich game with these zesty Cajun Chicken Sloppy Joes. Packed with bold flavors and hearty ingredients, these sandwiches are sure to spice up your mealtime routine. Perfect for a quick and satisfying dinner, these sloppy joes are a crowd-pleaser that will leave everyone craving more.


  • 1 lb lean ground chicken
  • 15 oz canned corn, drained
  • 1/2 cup diced red onions
  • 10.5 oz condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 2 tbsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 4 large hamburger buns
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese blend



  1. Preheat the oven: Preheat your oven to 400°F to toast the hamburger buns.
  2. Cook the chicken: In a large sauté pan over medium-high heat, cook the ground chicken until it’s well crumbled and fully cooked.


3. Add the vegetables: Add the canned corn and diced red onions to the pan with the cooked chicken. Continue cooking     for an additional 3 minutes.

  1. Season and mix: Stir in the condensed cream of chicken soup, Cajun seasoning, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Reduce the heat to low and mix until well combined.
  2. Incorporate mayo: Gently fold in the mayo until it is evenly distributed throughout the mixture.

Toast the Buns:

6. Prepare the buns: Place the hamburger buns on a baking sheet in a single layer and toast them in the preheated oven     until lightly browned, about 4-5 minutes.

Assemble the Sloppy Joes:

7. Layer the mixture: Spoon the prepared ground chicken mixture onto the bottom buns, distributing it evenly among the   sandwiches.

  1. Add cheese: Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese blend over the chicken mixture.
  2. Complete the sandwiches: Place the top buns on each sandwich, creating a delicious sloppy joe stack.


10. Serve and enjoy: Serve the Cajun Chicken Sloppy Joes hot and enjoy the spicy, savory goodness with each bite!

Nutritional Information:

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Servings: 4 large sandwiches

Serving and Storage Tips:

Serving Suggestions:

  1. Garnish with Fresh Herbs: Before serving, sprinkle chopped fresh cilantro or parsley over the top of each sloppy joe for a burst of color and flavor.
  2. Side Dish Pairings: Serve these Cajun Chicken Sloppy Joes alongside classic picnic sides like coleslaw, potato salad, or crispy french fries for a satisfying meal.
  3. Pickled Vegetables: Add a tangy crunch to your meal by serving pickled jalapenos or banana peppers on the side. Their acidity will complement the spicy flavors of the sloppy joes.
  4. Avocado Slices: For a creamy contrast to the bold Cajun seasoning, serve slices of ripe avocado alongside the sloppy joes. The cool, creamy texture will balance out the heat.

Storage Tips:

  1. Refrigeration: Allow any leftover sloppy joe mixture to cool completely before transferring it to an airtight container. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
  2. Reheating: To reheat, simply spoon the desired amount of leftover sloppy joe mixture into a microwave-safe dish and heat on high for 1-2 minutes, stirring halfway through, until heated through.
  3. Freezing: If you’d like to freeze the sloppy joe mixture for later use, portion it into individual freezer-safe containers and label with the date. Freeze for up to 2-3 months.
  4. Thawing: When ready to enjoy, thaw the frozen sloppy joe mixture overnight in the refrigerator before reheating according to the instructions above.
  5. Bun Storage: If you have leftover toasted hamburger buns, store them in a resealable plastic bag at room temperature for up to 2-3 days. You can also freeze them for longer storage.
  6. Preventing Sogginess: To prevent the buns from becoming soggy when storing leftover assembled sloppy joes, wrap each sandwich tightly in aluminum foil before refrigerating.

By following these serving and storage tips, you can ensure that your Cajun Chicken Sloppy Joes are enjoyed to the fullest, whether freshly made or saved for later enjoyment.

Variations :

  1. Spicy Chipotle Twist: Replace the Cajun seasoning with chipotle powder and adobo sauce for a smoky, spicy flavor profile. Add diced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce to the chicken mixture for an extra kick.
  2. Creole-Inspired Flavor: Incorporate Creole seasoning blend instead of Cajun seasoning for a slightly different taste. Mix in diced tomatoes and green bell peppers for a traditional Creole flair.
  3. Hawaiian Fusion: Infuse tropical flavors by mixing in pineapple chunks and a splash of pineapple juice to the chicken mixture. Top each sandwich with a slice of grilled pineapple for a sweet and savory combination.
  4. Buffalo Chicken Style: Substitute buffalo sauce for the Cajun seasoning and toss the cooked chicken in buffalo sauce before assembling the sandwiches. Serve with a side of celery sticks and blue cheese dressing.
  5. Mushroom Medley: Add sautéed mushrooms to the chicken mixture for an earthy flavor. Mix in a dollop of sour cream for added creaminess and richness.
  6. BBQ Chicken Variation: Replace the Cajun seasoning with barbecue seasoning and mix the cooked chicken with your favorite barbecue sauce. Top each sandwich with crispy onion straws for added texture.
  7. Greek-Inspired Sloppy Joes: Use Greek seasoning blend and diced tomatoes with Mediterranean herbs instead of the Cajun seasoning. Add chopped Kalamata olives and crumbled feta cheese to the chicken mixture for a Mediterranean twist.
  8. Vegan Alternative: Swap the ground chicken for plant-based ground meat alternative and use vegan mayo. Add extra veggies like diced zucchini and bell peppers for a colorful and nutritious vegan option.
  9. Asian Fusion Style: Use soy sauce, ginger, and garlic powder in place of Cajun seasoning. Mix in water chestnuts, bamboo shoots, and snap peas for a crunchy texture. Drizzle with hoisin sauce before serving.
  10. Tex-Mex Delight: Replace the Cajun seasoning with taco seasoning and add diced green chilies and black beans to the chicken mixture. Top each sandwich with sliced avocado and a dollop of sour cream for a Tex-Mex twist.

Experiment with these creative variations to add new flavors and twists to your Cajun Chicken Sloppy Joes, making each meal unique and exciting.

FAQs :

  1. Can I adjust the level of spiciness in Cajun Chicken Sloppy Joes?
    • Yes, you can adjust the spiciness by adding more or less Cajun seasoning according to your taste preferences. For a milder flavor, reduce the amount of Cajun seasoning, or omit it entirely for a non-spicy version.
  2. Can I use ground turkey instead of ground chicken?
    • Absolutely! Ground turkey can be substituted for ground chicken in this recipe with similar results. Adjust the cooking time as needed to ensure the turkey is fully cooked.
  3. Can I make Cajun Chicken Sloppy Joes ahead of time?
    • Yes, you can prepare the chicken mixture ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. When ready to serve, simply reheat the mixture on the stovetop or in the microwave and assemble the sandwiches.
  4. What type of buns work best for Cajun Chicken Sloppy Joes?
    • Any sturdy hamburger bun or sandwich roll works well for Cajun Chicken Sloppy Joes. Brioche buns, sesame seed buns, or whole wheat buns are all excellent choices.
  5. Can I make Cajun Chicken Sloppy Joes vegetarian?
    • Yes, you can make a vegetarian version by using plant-based ground meat substitute instead of ground chicken. Additionally, you can omit the cream of chicken soup and mayo, and use vegetable broth or tomato sauce as a base.
  6. How do I prevent the buns from becoming soggy?
    • To prevent the buns from becoming soggy, toast them before assembling the sandwiches. Additionally, you can spread a thin layer of mayo or butter on the inside of the buns to create a barrier between the bread and the filling.

With their bold Cajun flavors and satisfying texture, these Cajun Chicken Sloppy Joes are a surefire hit for any mealtime occasion. Quick to prepare and bursting with taste, they’re the perfect solution for busy weeknights or casual gatherings. Spice up your sandwich routine and treat your taste buds to something truly delicious!