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Chicken Philly Cheesesteak

This chicken Philly cheesesteak is everything you love about Philly cheesesteaks but with chicken instead of beef. Tender strips of chicken are smothered in onions, peppers, and cheese for an easy and delicious sandwich. 

Close up of a chicken Philly cheesesteak on a plate

Some of my favorite foods are new twists on old classics. That’s the case with this amazing chicken Philly cheesesteak sandwich. It’s really just a traditional cheesesteak … except with chicken instead of steak. And I think it’s even better than the original! 

The chicken in this recipe is cut into thin strips and covered in garlic, mushrooms, onions, peppers, and of course, cheese. It’s all stuffed inside a hoagie roll for a sandwich that’s hearty, comforting, delicious, and pretty healthy, too! You’ve got to give it a try. 

A chicken Philly cheesesteak on a plate with tater tots

Why You’ll Love This Chicken Cheesesteak

This is one of my favorite sandwiches to eat. Here’s why I think you’ll love it.

  • Easy to make. Cheesesteaks are one of those sandwiches where it seems easier to just buy them at a restaurant instead of making them. But this chicken cheesesteak recipe is actually super easy! It uses a lot of ingredients you’re likely to already have, the instructions are straightforward, and it only takes 30 minutes. 
  • Healthier. If you’re craving a cheesesteak, this chicken sandwich is so much healthier than the traditional version. By using chicken instead of steak, this recipe becomes way healthier. Plus, it has tons of vegetables! 
  • Great for parties. I make this recipe all the time just for myself, but it’s also great for parties. You can make a few chicken Philly cheesesteaks and cut them into smaller portions to serve to a large crowd. They’ll fly off the table!  
Overhead view of the ingredients you need for chicken Philly cheesesteaks: a bowl of sliced chicken, a green bell pepper, two hoagie rolls, a tub of mushrooms, an onion, slices of provolone cheese, a bowl of garlic, a bowl of butter, a jar of olive oil, a container of salt, and a container of pepper

Ingredients Needed

Here’s everything you need to make these cheesy chicken sandwiches. Check out the recipe card at the bottom of the page to see the exact amounts for each ingredient.

  • Hoagie rolls
  • Olive oil
  • Chicken – You can use breasts or thighs. 
  • Salt
  • Pepper – For best results, use freshly-ground black pepper.
  • Garlic powder
  • Butter
  • Mushrooms
  • Green bell pepper
  • Onion – Yellow or white onions are best for this recipe. 
  • Garlic
  • Provolone cheese – You can use other types of cheese if you prefer, but provolone is the traditional choice. 

How to Make Chicken Philly Cheesesteak 

Here’s how to make this easy sandwich. It only takes 30 minutes!

  • Season the chicken. Season the chicken with salt, pepper, and garlic powder, and toss to coat. 
  • Cook the chicken. Heat the olive oil in a skillet. Add the chicken and cook until it’s browned and cooked all the way through, which should take 7-8 minutes. Remove from the pan but keep the chicken warm.
Thin slices of chicken cooking in a skillet, with a pair of tongs
  • Sauté the veggies. Melt the butter in the skillet, then add the onions, mushrooms, and bell pepper. Cook until they start to soften, which should take 5-6 minutes, then season with salt and pepper. Add the garlic and cook until it’s fragrant and the vegetables are cooked all the way through. This should take about 2 minutes. 
A skillet full of uncooked mushrooms, onions, and green bell pepper
  • Add the chicken. Put the chicken back in the skillet with the vegetables, and mix until well combined.
  • Melt the cheese. Put slices of cheese on top of the mixture, and cover the skillet. Cook until the cheese is melted, which should take 1-2 minutes.
Slices of provolone cheese on top of onions, peppers, mushrooms, and chicken in a skillet
  • Serve. Scoop the cheesy chicken and veggie mixture into the rolls and serve. 

Tips and Tricks

Here are a few tricks that you can try when you make this chicken sandwich. 

  • Use fresh rolls. Your sandwich will be even better if you can find fresh hoagie rolls from a bakery. Don’t worry, this chicken Philly cheesesteak is incredible if you serve it on hoagies from the grocery store. But you can take it to the next level by using tender fresh-baked bread. 
  • Chill the chicken. It can be really difficult to cut chicken into thin strips. If you struggle when you try to cut the meat, just throw it in the freezer for 15-30 minutes. That will get the meat cold enough that you can easily slice it. 
  • Really brown the chicken. The best way to get flavor on the chicken is to brown it. Make sure that your chicken gets some good color in the skillet. If it’s cooking without getting any color, turn the heat up. 
Overhead view of a chicken Philly cheesesteak on a plate next to some tater tots, with a fork on the side

What to Serve With Chicken Philly Cheesesteak 

My favorite way to eat this cheesesteak is by serving it with some traditional sandwich side dishes. Here are a few of my favorites.

How to Store Leftovers

Leftover chicken Philly cheesesteaks can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 days. However, the bread will get soggy pretty quickly, so I recommend eating leftover sandwiches as quickly as possible. Or the meat and melted cheese mixture can be stored in an airtight container for up to 4-5 days, and you can just assemble a sandwich after reheating the meat.

Can You Freeze This Recipe?

I don’t recommend freezing this recipe. The texture of the sandwich won’t be very good after you freeze it and thaw it.

Close up of a chicken Philly cheesesteak

More Easy Sandwiches to Make

If you’re anything like me, then you love making and eating sandwiches. Here are a few more of my favorite easy sandwich recipes.

Yield: 4 servings

Chicken Philly Cheesesteak

Close up of a chicken Philly cheesesteak

This chicken Philly cheesesteak recipe is a new and healthy take on an old classic. It's loaded with chicken, provolone cheese, green peppers, onions, mushrooms, and garlic.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 4 hoagie rolls
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound chicken (breasts or thighs), cut into thin strips
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 1/2 white or yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 5-6 slices provolone cheese


  1. Season tnhe chicken with salt, pepper, and garlic powder, then toss until evenly coated.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet, add the chicken, and cook for 7-8 minutes until browned and cooked through. Remove the chicken from the pan and keep warm, or use a separate skillet to cook the vegetables.
  3. Melt the utter in the skillet over medium-high heat. Add the bell pepper, onion, and mushrooms, and cook for 5-6 minutes until they start to soften. Season the mixture with salt and pepper, then add the garlic and cook for about 2 more minutes, until you can smell the garlic and the veggies are cooked.
  4. Add the chicken to the vegetables and mix until combined.
  5. Top the skillet with the sliced cheese, and cover for 1-2 minutes until the cheese has melted.
  6. Scoop the mixture into the rolls and serve.


  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 days, though the bread will get soggy after the first day. It is best to store the meat and bread separately.
  • To make it easier to cut the chicken, try placing the meat in the freezer for 15-30 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 571Total Fat 36gSaturated Fat 15gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 19gCholesterol 152mgSodium 843mgCarbohydrates 17gFiber 2gSugar 4gProtein 44g

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on should only be used as a general guideline.

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Sunday 18th of June 2023

Everyone at my house really loved it! Can't wait to make it again!


Sunday 18th of June 2023

This Chicken Philly Cheesesteak looks so inviting! I am drooling over it!


Friday 16th of June 2023

Oh, yes. I am so in for this. I love Philly cheesesteak, and all the ingredients are actually perfect for chicken, too. I can't believe I never thought of this before!

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