Do you like chicken? Unless you’re a vegan or vegetarian, of course you do! I decided to recreate a Philadelphia-favorite, but with chicken replacing the beef. I present the Chicken Cheese Steak Sandwich!
There is a short video showing you how to make this recipe near the middle of this post.
Chicken Cheese Steak is simple. A good roll, a heaping pile of chicken, and melted cheeses. Then you can add pretty much anything else… onions, peppers, mushrooms (not for me)…you name it!
I probably scarfed down three of these after I made them! Chicken paired with melted American cheese is awesome. Make sure to include a lot of cheese, though!
This week my family will be driving to Gettysburg, PA from Baltimore, MD. On the way, we’ll be passing the home of the Philly Cheese Steak! I might have to convince my parents to stop at Pat’s in the city!!
Chicken Cheese Steak Sandwiches are a great twist on the classic Philly Cheese Steaks that everyone knows and loves. Chicken is also an epic alternative to beef for those who do not eat red meat! I’d advise throwing on a chef’s hat and jumping in the kitchen to make these sandwiches ASAP. They don’t take long to make and the flavor is unbelievable! Be sure to eat the sandwiches when they are hot! 🙂 Enjoy.
Chicken Cheese Steak Sandwiches
- 2 pounds chicken breast
- four 8-inch soft Italian sub rolls
- 2 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon pepper
- ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 8 slices (8-ounces) white American cheese
- Place the chicken on a large plate and freeze until slightly firm, about 1 hour. Using a sharp knife, shave the frozen chicken as thinly as possible against the grain. Mound the meat on a cutting board and chop coarsely with your knife, 10 to 20 times.
- Adjust the oven rack to the middle position and heat oven to 400 degrees. Split rolls open, spread on baking sheet, and toast until lightly browned, 5 to 10 minutes.
- Heat 1 tablespoon oil in 12-inch nonstick skillet over high heat until just smoking. Add half of the chicken in an even layer and cook, without stirring, until well-browned, 4 to 5 minutes. Stir and continue to cook until the chicken is no longer pink, 1 to 2 minutes; transfer the meat to a colander to drain. Wipe out the skillet with paper towels and repeat with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and chopped chicken.
- Return the now-empty skillet to medium heat. Drain the excess moisture from the chicken, return the chicken to the skillet, and add ½ teaspoon salt and ⅛ teaspoon pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, until chicken is warmed through, 1 to 2 minutes.
- Reduce heat to low, sprinkle with Parmesan, and lay American cheese over the top. Let cheeses melt, about 2 minutes. Fold the melted cheese into the chicken thoroughly. Divide the mixture evenly among the toasted rolls and serve.
Here are a few more “Philly” themed recipes you might enjoy:
- Philly Cheesesteak Croissant Ring by I Wash You Dry
- Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches by RecipeGirl
- Philly Cheesesteak Burger by Snappy Gourmet
- Philly Cheese Steak Dip by Chef in Training
Thursday 28th of March 2019
Try gooey louies in south Philly for the ultimate cheese experience. Also try ishkabibbles on south street. They make the best chicken cheesesteaks! And regular steaks as well. Across the street is Jim’s steaks but it’s usually packed outside with a line.
As a born and raised philadelian & and a lover of cheesteaks, I implore you to go beyond the tourist traps of Pats & Genos. Those aren’t the best.
If you are feeling extra adventurous- another amazing spot is called Max’s - it’s on Germantown Avenue a few steps away from Temple Univ Hospital
Sunday 4th of February 2018
So neat that I stumbled across this blog! I'm from Waynesboro,PA which is about 20 minutes from Gettysburg! We're also about an hour from Baltimore. I love seeing folks that are near me! Pat's appears to be near Philly, which isn't close to Gettysburg or Baltimore. Even still, it looks like a neat place to visit. Thanks for sharing!