Ingredients for Chicken Philly Cheesesteak
The chicken Philly cheesesteak is just like the classic beef Philly cheesesteak. Build your sandwich with any or all of the toppings you enjoy most.
- Chicken breast: Instead of using beef, chicken philly cheesesteak uses boneless skinless chicken breast as the protein base of the sandwich. Substitute with boneless skinless chicken thighs for an even juicier, softer meat.
- Green bell pepper: Bell peppers are a necessary veggie for both Philly versions. Swap out green peppers with the slightly sweeter yellow or red bell peppers.
- Onion: The flavor of caramelized onions is to die for! Use yellow, sweet, or white onions.
- Mushroom: Softened, cooked mushrooms provide a mild sweetness combined with an umami taste to your philly sandwich.
- Cheese: The traditional Philly cheesesteak cheese of choice is provolone for its neutral flavor and easy melting. Sliced white American cheese and Swiss cheese are great alternatives. Many Philadelphia food trucks swear by using Cheez Whiz, too!
- Hoagie: A classic Philly is made with a hoagie roll (long flat roll). However, any white roll or sandwich bread will work. Use what you’ve got!
- Seasoning: Add a dash of salt and pepper to add more flavor to the chicken as it’s cooking or to the sandwich at the end.
Level Up Your Chicken Philly Cheesesteak With These Ingredients
There are no hard rules when it comes to building your own chicken philly. Level up your sandwich with our favorite list of customizations.
- Veggies: If you like a bit of heat or tang, jalapeños or banana peppers will do the trick. Lettuce is a great option if you’re craving a bit of crunch.
- Sauces: Add mayo to your hoagie before broiling it, or hot sauce if you need the heat. Ranch can be used directly on the sandwich or as a dipping sauce, as well.
- Seasoning: Italian seasoning, paprika or garlic powder are all solid options if you’re needing something more than salt + pepper.
- Protein: Add pieces of cooked crisp bacon to really send your chicken cheesesteak sandwich over the top.
How To Make a Chicken Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich
Chicken Philly cheesesteak requires only a few simple ingredients, thirty minutes, and one pan. Here’s an overview of the simple steps to get you started
- Prepare the ingredients: Slice the chicken into thin strips. Cut up peppers, onions, and mushrooms.
- Sauté the vegetables: In a large skillet, sauté the onion, bell peppers, and mushrooms one veggie at a time. Remove to a separate bowl.
- Cook the chicken: Cook the chicken in the same skillet until golden brown. Place veggies back in and season.
- Top with cheese: Add sliced cheese on top, then cook on very low heat until cheese fully melts.
- Serve: Add filling into hoagie buns and serve!
3 Tips to Make Your Chicken Philly Even Better
Make your chicken philly cheesesteak sandwich even better with these three easy tips.
- Slice ingredients thinly and evenly: For even cooking, use a Mandolin Slicer to quickly and easily slice the ingredients. Place chicken breasts in the freezer for a bit so they slice really easily with this slicer.
- Toast the hoagie: Spread some softened butter and garlic salt on the hoagie and broil for 15 seconds for a crispy, garlic-butter bun. Alternatively, use mayo.
- Use a lid for the skillet: After adding cheese slices to the skillet to melt, place a lid on top to trap the heat and help the cheese melt quicker.
How to Serve a Chicken Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich
Chicken Philly cheesesteak is great for a weeknight family meal, a get-together, or as a sandwich to take to work the next day. Serve it with sweet and spicy canned pickles, air fryer potato chips, or air fryer french fries. For a light and fresh side dish, this tomato, mozzarella, and lettuce salad is perfect.
- 2 lbs chicken breast boneless & skinless
- 2 green bell peppers
- 1 large yellow onion
- 1 lb mushrooms
- 2 tbsp oil
- 1 tbsp salt
- 1 tsp ground black pepper
- 8 oz provolone cheese sliced
- 6 Hoagie buns
Slice chicken into thin strips. Cut bell peppers into long strips, onion into half rings, and mushrooms into bite-sized pieces.
Preheat a skillet with oil. Add in onion, cook until golden. Set aside. In the same skillet, sauté bell peppers until golden, set aside and do the same with mushrooms.
In the same skillet, cook chicken until golden brown. Add veggies back into the mix. Season with salt and pepper.
Add slices of provolone on top, allow it to sit on very low heat until the cheese is fully melted.
Add the filling to hoagie buns, serve while the cheese is melted. Enjoy!