What do you do when you want a cheese steak sandwich, but you’ve got chicken on the meal plan? You make this delicious chicken cheese steak recipe, that’s what you do! We know that the classic recipe calls for beef, and “steak” is in the name of this recipe, but sometimes, you’re just not feeling beef and want to use chicken instead. If this is how you feel, don’t worry, this chicken cheese steak recipe is exactly what you need to make an incredible sandwich using slices of chicken breast instead of strips of steak. It still has great flavor, lots of peppers and onions, and, of course, gooey melted cheese!a
The key to our chicken cheese steak recipe is filleting the chicken into cutlets and cooking them in the oven for even cooking and juicy flavor. Once they’re cooked in the oven, you can slice them into thin strips to fill the sandwich. We much prefer this method to cutting the chicken into strips and pan frying it, because this method stops the chicken from drying out in the frying pan. We also like that this method results in evenly sized pieces of chicken for our sandwiches, and if you use large chicken breasts for this recipe like we have at Lake Geneva Country Meats, this is definitely the best way to cook chicken!
There are plenty of ways you can customize our chicken cheese steak recipe to suit your own tastes. For instance, we chose to use mozzarella cheese for this recipe, but you can use provolone as an authentic Philly style substitute. American cheese or Cheez Whiz also work, or even pepper jack cheese for a bit of spice! Feel free to add sautéed mushrooms or pickled jalapeños if you’d like more vegetables, and adding a bit of marinara or pizza sauce wouldn’t hurt if you like a “pizza” flavored type of chicken cheese steak sandwich.
What do you think of our chicken cheese steak recipe? Did you watch the video version of the recipe for step by step instructions? Do you like the idea of using chicken for your next cheese steak? If you’re more of a traditionalist, check out our top round cheese steak recipe for a beef cheese steak recipe. Leave us your feedback and rating in the comments below. See you soon at Lake Geneva Country Meats!
- 1 lb Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
- LGCM Ultimate Steak & Roast Rub (or your favorite steak-style seasoning)
- 2 Green Bell Pepper (diced)
- 2 Red Pepper (diced)
- 1 Yellow Onion (diced)
- 2 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
- Black Pepper
- 6 Hoagie Rolls
- 12 slice Mozzarella Cheese
- Italian Seasoning
Cut Chicken Breast into cutlets by placing the breast flat on a cutting board, then slicing it in half horizontally with one cut. Season the chicken generously on both sides with Ultimate Steak & Roast Rub, or your favorite steak seasoning. Place the chicken on a sheet pan and put the pan in an oven preheated to 400ºF. Cook for about 20 minutes, or until the chicken reaches 165ºF.
While the chicken is cooking, heat 2 tbsp. oil in a large skillet and heat to medium high heat. Once hot, add the diced onions and cook for 2 minutes, then add the diced peppers. Season with salt and pepper and cook for about 5 more minutes, until the vegetables are soft. Once cooked, take off heat and set aside.
Once the chicken reaches 165ºF, remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Then cut the chicken into thin strips and set aside.
Assemble your chicken cheese steak sandwiches by opening a hoagie roll and filling the bottom with strips of chicken. Next, scoop a generous helping of peppers and onions over the top of the chicken, then top with torn up slices of cheese, and a pinch of Italian seasoning on top. Repeat for all 6 sandwiches.
Place the assembled sandwiches on a foil lined baking sheet and put into an oven preheated to 350ºF. Bake for 5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the bun warm. Enjoy!