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Sloppy Joe Chicken Bake {Easy Family Friendly Dinner Idea}

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All the tangy goodness of family friendly sloppy joes is baked on top of wholesome chicken breasts in this easy one dish dinner recipe.

All the tangy goodness of sloppy joes baked into this one dish easy dinner recipe! Sloppy Joe Chicken Bake by

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My wish list for any dinner I have to make on a weeknight includes: quick, easy, at least semi-healthy, and that doesn’t use too many dishes because there is nothing I hate more than spending longer cleaning with whiney, tired kids, than I spent cooking the meal.  Oh and of course I want it to be delicious so I am not left with 5 plates still full of food pushed around after all that effort of the above.

When you are balancing babies, toddlers, school schedules, after school activities, and homework, not to mention trying to give your kids a bath quite a bit more than the one night a year it is actually convenient, dinner really has to be simple to keep everyone’s sanity in tact.  We do a lot of kid friendly favorites that I like to makeover into a simple, healthy version that the hubs and I can really enjoy too.  That is exactly how the Sloppy Joe Chicken bake was born.

Sloppy joes are super kid friendly and fun. I remember making sloppy joes with Manwich as a kid.  I always loved the hearty sauce with a sweet and tangy taste.  The sauce itself doesn’t have any meat so it is the perfect way to simplify making dinner by adding it to meat, but also pastas, sandwiches, or anything else you need a quick shot of flavor on.

Since one of my favorite go-to meals are my chicken bakes, I knew the Sloppy Joe chicken bake had to happen.  With just 3 ingredients and 1 dish, both prep and clean up are minimal and you can serve it any way your family likes it!

One dish. 3 ingredients. Perfectly Easy Dinner. Sloppy Joe chicken bake by www.thepinningmama.comAll you need is a pack of chicken breasts, Manwich sauce, and some sharp cheddar cheese.  I usually use 3-4 chicken breasts, but you can use as many chicken breasts as you need for your family, just add an additional can for every 3-4 chicken breasts you use.  Pour Manwich over the top.  There are three flavors to choose from for your family’s tastes: Manwich Original, Manwich Bold and Manwich Thick & Chunky.  I used Manwich Thick & Chunky here to make it extra hearty, as well as, hide a few extra veggies in there, but you can use whatever you like best.  Then just top it with cheese and bake.  My family are cheese lovers, but if you have special dietary restrictions, you can also leave the cheese off and it will be just as delicious.

One dish. 3 ingredients. Perfectly Easy Dinner. Sloppy Joe chicken bake by

Once you take it out of the oven you can serve it up however you like.  My older kids love sandwiches of any kind (and especially the sloppy joe kind!) so I put theirs on a hamburger bun.  It is great because the Kid-Stopping Power of Manwich makes meals a messy-licious treat to be enjoyed with both hands – giving you an easy, quality ingredient to bring the family’s attention back to mealtime and away from everyday distractions. My little ones who aren’t quite ready for a sandwich get the same yummy meal chopped up and served with rice and Dad and I put the Sloppy Joe chicken over rice and top it with chopped bell pepper and onion for a very deliciously grown up version of our favorite comfort food.

Sloppy Joe Chicken Bake- love this healthy makeover of one of my favorite comfort food recipes!

I love this recipe for Monday because it is easy to make and a meal I know the kids will love.  Manwich Monday is a great way to kick-off the week with a tasty, easy-to-make, family meal around the dinner table.  You can find even more easy and healthy Manwich meals on their website like Sloppy Joes, Saucy Meatloaf, Baked Sloppy Joe Cups, Sloppy Joe Macaroni Skillet, Sloppy Joe Tacos and more so you can make Manwich Monday a fun family tradition (not to mention one that saves you time and clean up in the kitchen!) And if you are on Twitter, they are always sharing recipes and a good laugh over there. You Follow Manwich on Twitter here, Sign-up for ReadySetEat eNewsletter here, and get more Manwich Monday Recipes here!

Sloppy Joe Chicken Bake
Author: The Pinning Mama
  • 3-4 Chicken Breasts
  • 1 Can Manwich (I use Thick & Chunky)
  • 8 oz Sharp Cheddar Cheese, shredded
  1. Place chicken breasts in a glass baking dish.
  2. Cover with Manwich sauce.
  3. Sprinkle cheese over the top.
  4. Bake at 350 F for 25-35 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear.
  5. Serve on a bun, with rice, or with mashed potatoes.
  6. Enjoy!

In preparation for this post, Manwich sent me the most awesome box of goodies, including Manwich, a gorgeous new stainless steel sauce pan, a Manwich silicone spoon and tote, and even a gift card to buy the ingredients for dinner- score!  This is definitely one of the most fun perks to being a blogger.  Another perk (my favorite!) is getting to giveaway an identical prize pack to one of you!  I would love for you to enter below for a chance to win one of these awesome prize packs! (Only Eligible to US Residents)

Manwich Prize Pack includes:

  • Branded spoon
  • Branded reusable tote
  • Stainless steel sauce pan
  • $50 VISA card (for grocery purchases)
  • Three cans of Manwich (one of each variety)


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  1. Natalie F says

    My kids would love the Sloppy JOe mini pizzas. I plan to try those and the chicken bake you shared. We love sloppy joes!

  2. Shane R. says

    I would love to try the Sloppy Joe’s Tacos. I love sloppy joe’s and I love tacos so this sounds like an amazing combo.

  3. Monica Kirkham says

    Whaaaaaaa?!? I never thought of using Manwich for so much!!! I think the saucy ham sammiches sound really fantastic!!!!

  4. Erin Hussman says

    I have never in a million years thought to use chicken in sloppy jo mix – I want to try the Manwich® Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken Sandwiches First!!

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