Devilish Sloppy Chicken Mini Sammies/Sandwiches - Rachael Ray

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

This Rachael Ray recipe is a weekday standby, and a huge hit at my house. It works just as well made with ground beef, and just about any spicy mustard works (My favorite is chipotle, but habanero mustard is good, too). If you're watching calories, skip the rolls, and serve it over lightly sauteed strips of red bell pepper, or green beans.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 bake-off dinner rolls, any brand
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika, divided
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika, divided
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, 2 turns of the pan
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 lbs ground chicken
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons McCormick grill seasoning (recommended Montreal Seasoning blend by McCormick)
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce, eyeball it
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons spicy brown mustard
  • 12 cup water


  1. Heat the oven as directed on package of bake-off rolls. Arrange the rolls on a nonstick cookie sheet and sprinkle the rolls with about 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika, 1/3 palmfull. Bake rolls until golden and soft and remove.
  2. While rolls cook, heat a deep nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add vegetable oil then melt butter into the oil and add chicken. Crumble and brown meat 3 to 4 minutes then add in the garlic and onions. Add 1 tablespoon smoked paprika and 2 tablespoons of grill seasoning to the chicken. Continue to cook over medium-high heat.
  3. Mix hot sauce, tomato sauce, Worcestershire, brown sugar, mustard in a small bowl then stir into the meat and reduce heat to low. Stir in about 1/2 cup of water to keep the mix loose as it simmers. Simmer gently 10 minutes. Split rolls and scoop chicken into them and serve.


Most Helpful

My whole family loved this recipe. Very nice flavors. I used Frank's Hot Sauce, Dijon mustard and 1 tablespoon brown sugar. I also had brioche buns on hand so I used those. Nice alternative to beef. Thanks!

Cristina V. December 07, 2016

This was pretty good. I made exactly as is. Leftovers the next day were better since the flavors seem to meld together. DH didn't care for it but I think he would like it if I had used beef so maybe next time. Thanks!!

Coastiehoney November 05, 2009

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