This Chicken Philly Recipe will get you four amazing cheesesteak sandwiches! Quick and easy to make in a single skillet, you can make this delicious dinner in under 20 minutes! All you need is some chicken, green peppers, onions, cheese, spices, and hoagie buns!
When I went to Philadelphia for a trip during college, I had a chicken cheesesteak, and my life has never been the same. I have been on a search for the perfect Chicken Philly ever since. Disappointment after disappointment, I finally found the perfect recipe!
Tender chicken with perfectly cooked green peppers and yellow onions, smothered with Provolone on a crusty bun. Is your mouth watering right now? I know mine is!
Enough salivating. Let’s get to it!
Ingredients for Chicken Philly Cheesesteak
- Chicken breast
- Green pepper
- White or yellow onion
- Mushrooms (optional)
- Garlic powder
- Worcestershire sauce
- Provolone cheese (can sub mozzarella or Swiss)
- Hoagie buns
It’s super easy to whip these up using just a single pan! Here’s how you do it:
Slice your onion and green pepper. There’s a way to slice your onion so that it looks more attractive (and also causes fewer tears)
First, cut your onion in half. Then lay the cut side down on a cutting board. Slice vertically to the center of the onion. Make cuts all around the onion, like you’re cutting longitude lines on a globe.
Then turn the onion on its side and carefully cut off the root.
And voila! All your onion pieces fall perfectly and are ready to go!
Next, cut your green pepper into strips. I used to cut around the core and stem at the top and then dig that out. But I realized you can just make vertical cuts all around the stem, and then you don’t have to core the pepper!
Once you’ve got your pepper and onion cut, just set them aside.
Now thinly slice your chicken breast with a sharp knife. This is easiest to do if your chicken is partially frozen.
Now that you have all your cutting done, it’s time to start cooking.
Place a large non-stick skillet on the stove over medium high heat. When hot, add one teaspoons of olive oil, and then add your peppers and onions. Stir fry those until you see some nice brown caramelization taking place.
Now remove the peppers and onions to a plate or bowl.
In the same skillet, add another teaspoon of olive oil and the sliced chicken. Stir fry until no longer pink.
Add the peppers and onions into the pan with the chicken and add the salt, pepper, garlic powder, and Worcestershire sauce. Stir together.
Now turn off the heat and lay six slices of Provolone cheese over the top of the chicken and vegetables.
Put a lid on top so the cheese will melt.
While the cheese is melting, toast your hoagie buns.
Once the buns are toasted and the cheese is melted, you’re ready to serve! Use a large spatula to transfer some of the chicken/cheese mixture to a hoagie bun.
Eat these fresh and hot with a side of fries, chips, or roasted sweet potatoes!
- 1 pound chicken breast, thinly sliced
- 1 green pepper, thinly sliced
- 1/2 medium-sized white or yellow onion, thinly sliced
- 2 tsp. olive oil
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. pepper
- 6 slices Provolone cheese (4 ounces)
- 4 hoagie buns
- Heat a large non-stick skillet on the stove over medium-high heat.
- When hot, add one teaspoon of olive oil. Then add your sliced green peppers and onions and stir fry until starting to become tender and caramelized, about five minutes.
- Remove the cooked peppers and onions from the pan and transfer for a plate or bowl.
- Add the other teaspoon of olive oil to the pan. Then add the sliced chicken and cook until no longer pink. If the chicken releases a lot of liquid, it will not brown. That is o.k. Don't overcook the chicken.
- Add the peppers and onions back into the pan, along with the garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
- Turn off the heat under the skillet and add six slices of Provolone cheese to the top of the chicken and vegetables.
- Put a lid on top of the pan to trap the heat and melt the cheese.
- While the cheese is melting, toast your hoagie buns.
- Remove the lid from the pan once the cheese has melted and use a large spatula to scoop up the chicken and vegetables and place them on the hoagie buns.
- Serve immediately.
If desired, you can use different types of bell peppers, like red peppers or yellow peppers.
You can also use different types of onions, like white or red onions.
If you're a mushroom lover, add some sliced mushrooms as you're stir-frying the peppers and onions.
If you don't have Provolone cheese, you can use mozzarella or Swiss.