Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Weeknight Chicken Philly Sandwiches

Weeknight dinners can be a monumental task for families on the run. Late meetings at work, sporting events, or last minute shopping trips, there are tons are reasons not to have a homemade meal, but, savvy cooks know the slow cooker can be a home cook's best friend. This recipe is a spin on the traditional Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich. By using chicken breasts, the meal is instantly lightened. The great thing is that the meal cooks while you are away and you come home with a dinner for 6. Now that sounds like a good deal!
3 Tablespoons Butter
2 Small Yellow Onions, 1/4-inch Slices
2 Green Bell Peppers, 1/4-inch Slices
1.5 Pounds Chicken Breast, Cut into Tenders
1 teaspoon Sea Salt
1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
1/2 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
6 Slices Pepper Jack Cheese
6 Hoagie Rolls

1. Layer the bottom of the slow cooker ceramic with butter, onions, peppers, and chicken. Sprinkle the top with the seasonings. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
2. Thirty minutes prior to serving, simply shred the chicken with 2 forks and allow to soak in the juices.
3. Toast the inside of the rolls. Place Chicken Philly filling onto the roll, allowing some of the juices to drain off (otherwise you get a really soggy sandwich). Top with cheese.
4. Place back under the broiler for 30-60 seconds, watching closely, to melt the cheese.
5. Serve with plenty of napkins. Enjoy!


  1. We made these last night, and they were so so so good! Easy, quick prep after the crockpot and delicious! Loved it.

    1. So glad you loved it! It is always great to find easy and delicious meals that don't heat up the house during the summer. Thanks for the comment!