Buffalo Chicken Cheese Steak

Are you craving a delicious and satisfying sandwich that brings the heat? Look no further than this mouthwatering buffalo chicken cheesesteak. Packed with flavor and loaded with sautéed onions, peppers, and melted Provolone cheese, this spicy sandwich is guaranteed to become a new favorite. Get ready to indulge in a culinary experience that will leave you wanting more!

Buffalo Chicken Cheesesteak

What Makes This Recipe Special

  • Easy and Quick: Despite its impressive appearance, this sandwich is surprisingly simple to prepare. In less than 30 minutes, you can have a satisfying meal on your plate. The uncomplicated steps ensure that anyone can enjoy this flavorful creation.

  • Hearty and Fulfilling: Prepare to satisfy your cravings with this loaded sandwich. Packed with buffalo chicken, onions, jalapenos (optional), Provolone cheese, and your choice of blue cheese or ranch dressing, this cheesesteak will leave both your belly and heart full.

  • Adjustable Spice Level: If you love a fiery kick, you’ll appreciate the buffalo sauce and jalapenos in this sandwich. However, if you prefer a milder flavor, you can easily customize it by reducing the amount of jalapenos, substituting them with banana peppers, or omitting the peppers altogether.

A single buffalo chicken cheesesteak sandwich

Ingredients (+ Notes & Substitutions)

  • Chicken breast: For a tender and juicy filling, boneless skinless chicken thighs or tenderloins can be used as alternatives.

  • Hoagie rolls: If you can’t find hoagie rolls, sub rolls are a suitable substitute. They have a similar texture but are slightly softer.

  • Butter: Use butter to spread on the rolls and for cooking the veggies and chicken.

  • Garlic powder: Sprinkle garlic powder on the hoagie rolls before baking for added flavor.

  • Kosher salt

  • Yellow onion: Yellow onions, known for their mild sweetness, pair beautifully with the spicy buffalo sauce and jalapenos in this recipe. However, white onions can also be used as a substitute.

  • Pickled jalapenos: If you find jalapenos too spicy, you can opt for milder banana peppers or omit the peppers entirely.

  • Frank’s RedHot: Known for its authentic buffalo flavor, Frank’s RedHot is the perfect choice for this recipe. Its accessibility and fantastic taste make it an essential ingredient.

  • Provolone cheese: Stay true to the classic Philly cheesesteak by using Provolone cheese. However, if you prefer a different cheese, pepper Jack or mozzarella can be delicious alternatives.

  • Ranch or blue cheese dressing

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Ingredients for buffalo chicken cheesesteak (see recipe card)

How to Prepare Buffalo Chicken Cheesesteaks (+Tips)

  1. To easily slice the chicken thinly, place the chicken breast in the freezer for 30-45 minutes. This step is crucial for achieving the perfect cheesesteak texture, so don’t skip it!

  2. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Spread butter on the inside of the hoagie rolls and sprinkle them with garlic powder. Arrange the rolls on a baking sheet, and set them aside.

  3. Remove the chicken from the freezer and slice it as thinly as possible. Then, chop it into smaller pieces, approximately 1/4-inch to 1/2-inch thick. Toss the chicken with garlic powder and salt, and set it aside.

Chopped raw chicken in a bowl

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and melt two tablespoons of butter. Add the onions and jalapenos, sautéing them for 7-8 minutes until the onions become translucent and slightly softened. Transfer the mixture to a bowl, cover it, and set aside.

Close up of sautéed onion and jalapeno

  1. Bake the hoagie rolls in the preheated oven for five minutes.

Four hoagie rolls

  1. Meanwhile, add the chicken to the hot skillet, increase the heat to high, and cook for approximately 5 minutes, tossing occasionally. Cook until the chicken is slightly browned and cooked through. If there is excess liquid in the skillet, pour it out into the sink.

Cooked chicken in a cast-iron skillet

  1. Reduce the heat to medium, add another tablespoon of butter to the skillet, and allow it to melt. Stir in the Frank’s RedHot until the chicken is thoroughly coated.

Chopped raw chicken in a bowl

  1. Top the chicken with slices of Provolone cheese and cook until the cheese melts.

  2. Using a spatula, transfer the chicken mixture to the warmed hoagie rolls. Top with the onion and jalapeno mixture, and drizzle with your choice of ranch or blue cheese dressing. For an extra kick, add more Frank’s RedHot. Serve the sandwiches warm and enjoy!

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Storage

While this sandwich is best enjoyed fresh, you can store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days.

Close up of sautéed onion and jalapeno

More Buffalo Chicken Recipes

  • Buffalo Chicken Fries: These loaded buffalo chicken fries with bacon are the perfect easy appetizer for game day or a weekend movie night with the family. Customize them with your favorite toppings and dive in! They are naturally gluten-free.

  • Fried Buffalo Pickles: Put a delightful spin on a classic appetizer with these spicy fried pickles. Coated in a buffalo-flavored breading and fried to golden perfection, they are perfect when paired with ranch dressing. Naturally vegetarian.

  • Homemade Buffalo Ranch: Get the best of both worlds with this simple, five-minute buffalo ranch dressing. Combining the flavors of buffalo sauce and ranch dressing, it’s a versatile addition to salads, chicken, fries, pizza, and more. Naturally vegetarian and gluten-free.

If you try this buffalo chicken cheesesteak, I would love to hear your feedback. Leave a comment and rating below as I greatly value your opinion. Feel free to share a picture and tag me on Instagram @taoofspiceblog. Enjoy your meal and happy cooking!


This article includes images from the original article by Jessica Halverstadt. For more mouthwatering recipes, visit her website Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ.