These chicken cheesesteaks are delicious, comforting, and easy to make at home. Lightly toasted hoagie rolls are filled with seasoned chicken, onions, bell peppers, mushrooms, and melty cheese.
My original best ever cheesesteak recipe has been a fan-favorite for years. I finally decided to make a chicken version - I think you'll love it!
These chicken cheesesteak sandwiches are big, hearty, and filling. Lightly toasted bakery hoagie rolls are filled to the brim with seasoned, tender chicken, melty cheese, and your favorite toppings. Onions are a must, but I suggest adding bell pepper and mushrooms too.
Serve these chicken cheesesteaks anytime you're looking for a comforting, filling, and hearty home cooked meal. They're incredibly easy to make at home. Plus, they come together in about 20 minutes!
Ingredients and substitutions
I highly suggest using white American cheese or American cheese. Other popular options include cheese whiz or smoked provolone cheese.
The toppings on this sandwich are completely customizable. At the very least, I suggest adding onions. Bell peppers and mushrooms are also popular toppings that I recommend.
I use publix bakery hoagie rolls for my sandwiches, but if you'd like a more traditional option, go for an amoroso roll.
Traditional cheesesteak vs. chicken cheesesteak
A traditional cheesesteak is fairly different than this chicken cheesesteak recipe. A traditional Philly cheesesteak would need to be made in Philadelphia, first and foremost.
Second, a traditional cheesesteak is made with thin-sliced ribeye and onions, served on an untoasted Amoroso roll. Traditional cheeses include provolone, cheese whiz, or American cheese.
To make an authentic cheesesteak, the only topping to add is onions. In places other than Philadelphia, popular toppings include bell peppers, mushrooms, banana peppers, and sometimes lettuce and tomato.
My cheesesteak recipe and chicken cheesesteak recipe are far from traditional or authentic, and that's okay!
The great part about recipes are that they're all going to be different and unique. It would be quite a boring world if we all had the exact same recipe for a sandwich, right?
Traditional cheesesteak toppings are as simple as adding onions and cheese to your chicken or steak.
Other popular toppings include bell peppers and mushrooms. If you like these toppings and haven't tried them before on your chicken cheesesteak, I suggest giving them a try! They add great flavor to the sandwich.
If you'd like to make more of a cheesesteak hoagie, you could also add a smear of mayonnaise, as well as shredded lettuce and tomato.
In short - build your sandwich with any toppings that you enjoy!
What is the best cheese for cheesesteak?
My favorite cheese for cheesesteaks is white American cheese. It's salty, melty, and creamy, and adds a great flavor to your cheesesteak sandwiches. I highly suggest giving it a try.
Other popular cheeses include cheese whiz or smoked provolone cheese slices. I recommend adding your favorite - it's your sandwich after all!
This recipe makes two large, hearty sandwiches. The filling could easily be divided between three hoagie rolls to make slightly smaller sandwiches.
Or, slice two sandwiches in half to make four small sandwiches. Then, serve with a side dish or two for a complete meal.
- 2 eight inch hoagie rolls
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
- ½ bell pepper, sliced
- ½ medium onion, sliced
- 4 button mushrooms, sliced
- 12 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breasts, thin sliced
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 4 slices white American cheese
- Optionally, toast your hoagie rolls and set aside.
- In a saute pan over medium heat, add 1 tablespoon of butter. Once melted and bubbling, add onions, bell pepper, and mushrooms. Cook, stirring occasionally, until veggies are lightly browned and onions turn translucent. Remove from pan and set aside.
- Season sliced chicken with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning, tossing to coat. Add 1 tablespoon of butter to saute pan. Once melted and bubbling, add seasoned chicken. Cook, flipping once halfway through, for about 3-4 minutes, or until cooked through to 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Reduce heat to low. Return veggies to skillet and stir to incorporate. Split your ingredients in half on either side of the skillet. Lay two pieces of cheese onto each half and allow to melt, about 1 minute. Remove from heat.
- Spoon cheesesteak mixture into your hoagie rolls. Serve immediately.
- This recipes makes two large, hearty sandwiches. Filling can be divided between three hoagie rolls to make smaller sandwiches.
- White American cheese can be substituted with cheese whiz or smoked provolone cheese.
- Onions are the only traditional cheesesteak topping - bell pepper and mushrooms are optional, but recommended for flavor.
- Amoroso rolls are traditional for making cheesesteaks, but any bakery style hoagie rolls will work.