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Chicken Philly Sandwiches

Are you looking for an easy weeknight dinner? Try these delicious Chicken Philly Sandwiches! They're loaded with thinly sliced chicken, sautéed onions, and peppers, all smothered in gooey Provolone cheese. It's a deliciously satisfying meal that's easy to make and guaranteed to be a hit at the dinner table.

If you love a good Philly Cheesesteak sandwich then give this chicken version a try!

Three Chicken Philly Sandwiches served on a white plate.

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These Chicken Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches are ready to eat in 30 minutes—the perfect quick meal for busy weekdays or the weekend when you don't want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen.

I keep this one in our monthly meal rotation. It's a quick meal I can make that everyone likes, which makes it a winner!

Ingredient Notes

See the printable recipe card below for all ingredients, specific measurements, and complete instructions.

Ingredients to make Chicken Philly Sandwiches set out on the counter.
  • Chicken: I used thinly sliced chicken in this recipe.
  • Oil: Use olive oil, canola oil, or any vegetable oil you have on hand.
  • Bell Peppers: I love using green and red bell peppers.
  • Seasonings: You will need smoked paprika, garlic, cumin, salt and pepper.
  • Onion: White or yellow.
  • Worcestershire sauce: This gives the chicken Philly sandwiches a great flavor.
  • Provolone cheese- I love using provolone cheese with this recipe, but use your favorite cheese.
  • Hoagie rolls: I used Pepperidge Farm brand.

Sandwich Variations

I like that these sandwiches make a hearty meal, and changing the ingredients to suit your tastes is easy. Make it your way!

  • Like a bit of heat to your sandwiches? Make it spicier by adding chili flakes, hot sauce, or jalapeños to the filling for extra heat.
  • Banana peppers and mushrooms make a great addition to these sandwiches.
  • Adding mayonnaise, mustard, or a special sauce like aioli or sriracha mayo can enhance the flavor of the sandwich.

How To Make Chicken Philly Sandwiches

Smoked paprika, salt, cumin, dried oregano and black pepper in a small bowl.
Thinly sliced chicken in a large bowl and seasonings in a small bowl.
Thinly sliced chicken coated with seasonings in a large bowl.

Start by mixing your spices together. Mix the smoked paprika, salt, cumin, dried oregano, and black pepper in a small bowl.

Coat the thinly sliced chicken with the spice mixture until well-coated.

Cooked seasoned chicken slices in a skillet.
Sliced onions and red and green peppers are in a skillet.
Sauteed onions, green and red peppers with garlic in a skillet.

Cook the seasoned chicken slices in a skillet over medium-high heat until cooked through. Once done remove the chicken and set aside.

Add the thinly sliced onions, green bell peppers, and red bell peppers to the skillet and cook until the vegetables are softened and slightly caramelized. This usually takes about 8 to 10 minutes.

Then add the minced garlic to the skillet and cook for about 35 seconds. Next stir in the Worcestershire sauce and deglaze the pan.

Cooked chicken, onions, red and green peppers in a skillet.
Sliced Provolone cheese is placed on top of the chicken and vegetables in the skillet.
Melted Provolone cheese on top of the chicken and vegetables in the skillet.

Add the chicken back to the skillet with the vegetables. Stir and cook for about 3 minutes or so to combine the flavors.

Now it's time to add the cheese. Turn the heat down to low and add the sliced Provolone cheese on top of the chicken and vegetables. Place lid over skillet and for a couple of minutes to allow the cheese to melt.

Add the cheesy chicken and vegetables to the hoagie rolls and serve!

Four Chicken Philly sandwiches on a white serving platter.

Can I use frozen vegetables?

Yes, frozen sliced bell peppers and onions can be used as a time-saving alternative to fresh vegetables.

Recipe Substitutions

  • Chicken Breast: Substitute with thinly sliced beef, pork, or turkey for a different flavor profile.
  • Onion and Bell Peppers: Try other vegetables like mushrooms, zucchini, or eggplant for a different taste and texture.
  • Worcestershire Sauce: For a vegetarian option, use a soy sauce or balsamic vinegar to add depth of flavor.
  • Provolone Cheese: Feel free to use other melting cheeses like mozzarella, cheddar, or Swiss.
  • Hoagie Rolls: Substitute with any large, sturdy bread like a baguette, ciabatta, or even large hamburger buns.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Freezing

Make-Ahead: You can cook the chicken and vegetables ahead of time and reheat them when ready to serve. However, it's best to assemble the sandwiches fresh to avoid soggy bread.

Store: Chicken Philly Sandwiches should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Reheat in a skillet or microwave before serving.

To Freeze: It's best to freeze it without the cheese and rolls, as they can become soggy or lose texture upon freezing and reheating. Let the chicken and vegetable mixture cool completely, then transfer it to an airtight container or freezer Ziploc bag. Freeze for up to two months. Thaw the mixture in the refrigerator overnight, then reheat it in a skillet until hot. Serve with fresh cheese on toasted hoagie rolls for the best quality.

Chicken Philly cheesesteak sandwiches on a white plate.

More Easy Sandwich Recipes To Make

Keep dinner simple with these Chicken Philly Sandwiches. Your family will love them, and you will love how easy they are to make!

Three Chicken Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches on a white plate.

Chicken Philly Sandwiches

Author: Judy Wilson
These delicious Chicken Philly Sandwiches are loaded with thinly sliced chicken, sautéed onions, and peppers, all smothered in gooey Provolone cheese.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 563 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • pounds chicken breast (thinly sliced)
  • 2 Tablespoons avocado oil (divided)
  • 1 large onion (thinly sliced)
  • 1 green bell pepper (thinly sliced)
  • 1 red bell pepper (thinly sliced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 hoagie rolls
  • 6 slices Provolone cheese

Instructions
 

  • In a small bowl, mix together the smoked paprika, salt, cumin, dried oregano, and black pepper.
  • Sprinkle the spice mixture over the thinly sliced chicken breast, ensuring each piece is well-coated.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of avocado oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add the seasoned chicken slices to the skillet and cook until browned and no longer pink inside, about 5-6 minutes. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.
  • In the same skillet, add the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Add the thinly sliced onions, green bell peppers, and red bell peppers. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are softened and slightly caramelized, about 8-10 minutes.
  • Add the minced garlic to the skillet and cook for another 30-45 seconds until fragrant.
  • Stir in the Worcestershire sauce to deglaze the pan and add flavor.
  • Return the cooked chicken to the skillet with the vegetables. Stir to combine and cook together for another 2-3 minutes, allowing the flavors to blend.
  • Reduce the heat to low and place the sliced Provolone cheese on top of the chicken and vegetable mixture in the skillet. Cover the skillet with a lid and let the cheese melt for about 1-2 minutes.
  • Open the hoagie rolls and place them on a serving platter or individual plates.
  • Using a spatula, evenly distribute the cheesy chicken and vegetable mixture among the hoagie rolls.
  • Serve the Chicken Philly Sandwiches immediately while the filling is still hot and the cheese is melted.

Notes

Chicken Philly Sandwiches should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Reheat in a skillet or microwave before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 563kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 50gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 129mgSodium: 1338mgPotassium: 884mgFiber: 3gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 1602IUVitamin C: 67mgCalcium: 257mgIron: 12mg
The nutritional information provided is approximate and should only be used as a general guideline. It is an estimate that will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
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Joy

Thursday 2nd of May 2024

Oooh these look yummy! Thanks for joining in on Home Matters Linky Party! I will be featuring your post this week! #HomeMattersParty xx

Estelle Forrest

Wednesday 24th of April 2024

Such a delightful recipe, I can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing on SSPS, I hope to see you again next week. I will be featuring your recipe

Esme Slabbert

Monday 22nd of April 2024

Love it, delicious chicken pieces and all the extra veggies, must be awesome, looking forward to making it.I visited you via Life and Linda. My entries are numbered #110+111. Please join SSPS: M-S, https://esmesalon.com/tag/seniorsalonpitstop/

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