Are you in a food rut? Then you’ll want to try the Philly Cheese Chicken Sandwich. My husband ate out for lunch one day after starting back to work with his old employer. He told me the men went to a sandwich shop, and he had a Philly Cheese Chicken Sandwich while the rest had steak sandwiches. If you’ve been a reader for any amount of time, then you know he doesn’t eat beef. After he told me about his sandwich, I knew I had to make these in my kitchen. I used the same cheese steak sandwich method I cook my Cowboy Burgers.
When you have food restrictions, it’s hard to not get in a rut. Finding creative ways to serve chicken helps keep us from falling into the fried or baked chicken rut. These Philly Cheese Chicken Sandwiches are amazing and easy to make.
I have a freezer full of chicken tenderloins because they were on sale last week, so I bought 10 packages. If I remember, those totaled almost 40 pounds of chicken. I used the tenderloins, but boneless breast will work just fine.
I cut a package of chicken tenderloins into quarters then I beat them with a mallet so they would be thin. You don’t want to beat the chicken too many times since it will become too thin. One package of tenderloins made 6 sandwiches.
Philly Cheese Chicken Sandwich
1 package breast tenderloins or 3-4 boneless chicken breasts
3 Tablespoons oil
1 onion sliced
1 bell pepper slice
6 slices of provolone cheese
3-4 Tablespoons butter
1 package Deli Style sandwich buns
Wash chicken and place in a zip top bag or wrap in plastic wrap. With a mallet, beat several times until the chicken starts to break down and become thin.
In a hot skillet, add the oil. Place chicken in the pan and cook until most of the pieces are cooked through. Add the onion and bell pepper and cook until soft and the onions are translucent. Turn off the heat.
Divide the meat and vegetables into servings and top with cheese. Cover with a lid until the cheese melts.
On a griddle or in a clean skillet, melt butter and place opened sandwich buns down and brown until golden. Spoon chicken mixture onto the bottom half of the bread and place the top portion of the bread onto the sandwich. Serve.