If you’re craving a taste of Philadelphia without the steak, then this easy-to-make Chicken Cheesesteak Skillet is the answer! Packed with flavor and cooked in just one pan, it’s a crowd-pleasing meal that the whole family will love.
The Art of the Cheesesteak Sandwich
Have you ever experienced the joy of sinking your teeth into an authentic Philly cheesesteak sandwich? While I haven’t had the pleasure of visiting Philadelphia myself, I can appreciate the debate about what constitutes an authentic cheesesteak. While this Chicken Cheesesteak Skillet may not be considered true to form, the flavors are undeniably delicious.
Delectable Flavors in a Skillet
Traditionally, a cheesesteak sandwich features thinly sliced ribeye or top round steak cooked to perfection on a flat top grill. Sautéed onions provide a delightful accompaniment to the meat, while the most common cheese choices are provolone, American, or Cheez Whiz. All of this is served on a long, soft hoagie roll, with variations sometimes including bell peppers and mushrooms.
Instead of steak, this Chicken Cheesesteak Skillet showcases thinly sliced chicken breasts. To enhance the flavor, red and green bell peppers and onions are sautéed to perfection. With everything cooked in one skillet, the dish is then topped with deliciously melted provolone cheese.
Ingredients for Chicken Cheesesteak Skillet
- Olive oil
- Yellow onion
- Red and green bell pepper
- Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- Italian seasoning and smoked paprika
- Provolone cheese
Easy Steps to Make Chicken Cheesesteak
Prepare to be amazed by the simplicity of this recipe. It’s perfect for those busy weeknight dinners when time is of the essence. Start by thinly slicing the chicken, similar to how you would for fajitas or a stir fry. Slice the peppers and onions as well, with the onions cut into half-moon slices.
In a large skillet, heat half of the olive oil and add the peppers and onions. Season with salt and pepper, cooking until they’re soft and tender. Transfer them to a plate and set aside.
Add the remaining olive oil to the skillet and cook the chicken. Season it with Italian seasoning, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper. Allow the chicken to cook undisturbed for a few minutes, allowing it to brown and develop a rich flavor.
Once the chicken is cooked through, return the peppers, onions, and any accumulated juices to the skillet. Mix everything together before generously topping it with shredded provolone cheese. Cover the skillet with a lid or foil until the cheese has melted to perfection. Your Chicken Cheesesteak Skillet is now ready to serve!
Mastering the Art of Thin Slicing
Thinly sliced meat is a key element in a delicious cheesesteak. To achieve this, I recommend partially freezing the chicken. Place it in the freezer, covered, for around 30 minutes before slicing. A sharp knife will also make the slicing process easier and safer.
If your chicken breasts are on the larger side, consider halving them lengthwise to reduce their thickness. Alternatively, you can use chicken cutlets if you want to skip the slicing altogether.
Creative Serving Ideas
There are so many ways to enjoy this mouthwatering Chicken Cheesesteak Skillet:
- Toasted buttered hoagie rolls make for a classic option.
- For a bite-sized twist, create sliders using soft rolls.
- Serve over cooked pasta for a hearty meal.
- Fill up stuffed peppers with this delicious mixture for a low-carb option.
- Enjoy it right out of the skillet with a fresh salad on the side.
More Delicious Chicken Skillet Recipes
If you’re hungry for more chicken skillet goodness, check out these recipes:
- Creamy Italian Chicken Skillet
- Mexican Chicken, Sweet Potato, and Black Bean Skillet
- Skillet Greek Lemon Chicken and Rice
Now, it’s time to let your taste buds experience the incredible flavors of this Chicken Cheesesteak Skillet. Get ready for a meal that will transport you straight to the heart of Philadelphia! Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ