Created and conceptualized by brothers Pat Olivieri and Harry Olivieri back in the 1930s, a Philly cheese steak gets its name because of its origin which is in Philadelphia, a city in the state of Pennsylvania and because of what it is in terms of constitution: a sandwiched steak with cheese, therefore, cheesesteak.
What it is? It is a hoagie sandwich with beefsteak smothered in liquid cheese.
Over time, people have added all sorts of ingredients to complement and enhance the original taste of the Philly cheesesteak. There have been those who have incorporated fruits and vegetables such as zucchini, lettuce, cabbage, cucumbers and even broccoli!
But did you know that there is such thing as a Philly Cheesesteak with Chicken?
In this topic, we are going to discuss two ways you can whip up a Philly Cheese Steak with Chicken from scratch all at the convenience of your own home!
Crockpot Philly Cheesesteak – With Chicken?!
If you have a dusty, old but reliable crockpot in your apartment, this Chicken Philly Cheesesteak should be a no-brainer for you to pull off.
Time to put that old crockpot to good use!
What Ingredients Needed?
Prepare the following ingredients:
- Chuck Roast – four to five pounds (or about two to two and a half kilos)
- Chicken – preferably boneless and skinless breast or thighs (a few slices will do)
- Canola Oil – two tablespoons
- Salt – one teaspoon
- Black pepper – one teaspoon; coarse, grounded
- Beef broth – one cup
- French onion soup – one can, which is about ten and a half ounces, condensed
- Worcestershire sauce – one tablespoon
- Beer – half a cup of any brand you prefer will do, as well as any branded dark beer will do as well
- Yellow onion – one round piece, sliced into quarter inch slices
- Crimini mushrooms – around 8 or 9 ounces should do, sliced
- Green bell pepper – one piece, chopped up into quarter inch slices
- Hoagie sandwich rolls – for this recipe, 10 or so rolls should suffice
- Butter – four tablespoons
- Cheese – Provolone or any jarred branded cheese spread will do, too
How to Cook Your Crockpot Philly Cheesesteak with Chicken?
Get your chuck roast and chicken with the salt and pepper, season it altogether.
Get a pan heat it up in the stove to around medium to high. As an alternative, if your crockpot has a brown function, you can do so in here without needing the pan.
Put canola oil in the crockpot or pan and when it bubbles and is heated up, put in the roast and chicken and on each side, let it brown for four to five minutes.
If you were using the pan, put in the chuck roast, Worcestershire sauce, beer, beef broth and French onion soup in the slow cooker/crockpot. If there’s still some beer left, cheers!
You are going to have to wait a while for this, probably a quarter of a day or so. Set the crockpot to low and let it cook for eight hours.
In the seventh hour of cooking, put in the bell pepper, onion and mushrooms.
Fire up your stove with low fire, put in a pan and toss in a bit of butter onto the pan, spreading it thoroughly as it liquefies and with your hoagie rolls, face the sliced sides of the buns and put them down the searing pan with butter to toast.
Get yourself a sharp and durable knife and against the grain, chop up the chuck roast beef and chicken.
Get the cheese that you have chosen and some of the sliced meat and top it up with the cooked veggies onto the hoagies.
Serve your Philly Cheesesteak with Chicken
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Ground Chicken Cheese Steak Recipe – Without the Beef!
Let us say that you still want to eat something similar to a Philly cheesesteak but without the beef, due to either religious reasons or you just don’t want any beef with your sandwich and just want some plain old low-fat, high protein ground chicken instead.
Well, fret no more for we are going to tackle another recipe, which is Ground Chicken Cheese Steak!
What Ingredients Needed?
For this one, prepare the following ingredients:
- Vegetable Oil – two separate tablespoons
- Green bell pepper – one bell, chopped
- Onion – one fresh round piece, chopped or minced
- Ground chicken – one pound should be enough for this recipe
- Ground black pepper and salt – a pinch of each, either more or less, depending on your taste and preference
- American cheese – four slices
- Sandwich rolls – cut in half lengthwise, two six-inches long rolls
How to Cook Your Ground Chicken Cheese Steak – Step By Step!
Get one of the tablespoons of vegetable oil and place it in a non-stick pan or skillet and light the fire of the stove to either medium or high heat. Get the chopped onions and chopped green bell pepper and throw them in the pan or skillet; fry and mix until the bell pepper and onions become soft, which is going to take around eight to ten minutes.
As for the other tablespoon of vegetable oil that you prepared earlier, Get another pan or skillet, preferably non-stick and put the oil in the pan and ignite the stove to around medium to high heat, probably a bit higher than when you fried the onions and green bell peppers because you are going to cook the chicken in this particular non-stick pan or skillet.
Once the chicken is there on the pan or skillet, cook and stir until its pinkish hue is gone or about eight to ten minutes.
Mix the chicken with the contents of the first skillet. Continue to mix it with the onion, green bell pepper, black pepper and salt. And to finalize, put cheese slices and stir and cook until it melts which will take around two to three minutes.
Open up the sandwiches and place the chicken mixture and spread it evenly and serve.
Whether it’s over a crockpot or by simply grilling yourself one, A Philly Cheesesteak is not only a deliciously versatile snack but an easy one to prepare, too!
No matter the kind of meat, be it beef or chicken, anyone, even you will be able to enjoy it at the convenience of your own home with the recipes mentioned above.
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