A Savory Bite of Awesomeness

A couple of months back, I was getting ready to make lunch and found that my wife wanted us to go over to my in-laws. She thought it would be good to either make lunch there or bring something over. I pulled out this recipe that I made at home and wrapped the sandwiches to go.

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These were cheesy and with the use of chicken thighs, the meat had a lot of flavor too.

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I had six boneless thighs.

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Getting the onions going.

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Putting the sandwich together.

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A savory bite of awesomeness!

Chicken Cheesesteaks

Prep Time: 5 M | Cook Time: 25 M | Makes: 4 servings | Difficulty: Easy


  • 1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken thighs
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup pickled sweet or hot cherry peppers, sliced
  • 4 soft hoagie rolls, split
  • 6 slices American cheese (about 4 1/2 ounces), halved
  • Hot sauce and/or ketchup, for topping (optional)
  • Carrot and celery sticks, for serving (optional)


Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Toss the chicken, 1 tablespoon olive oil, the paprika, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a bowl; spread in a single layer on the baking sheet. Roast until just cooked through, 15 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a cutting board; discard the foil and reserve the baking sheet.

Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat; add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden, 6 to 8 minutes. Add the garlic, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and pepper to taste and cook, 1 minute. Remove from the heat and stir in the pickled peppers.

Brush the insides of the rolls with the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil; arrange cut-side up on the baking sheet and toast in the oven, about 2 minutes. Thinly slice the chicken and divide among the rolls. Top evenly with the onion mixture and the cheese. Return to the oven to melt the cheese, about 2 minutes. Top with hot sauce and/or ketchup and serve with carrot and celery sticks.

Per serving: Calories 625; Fat 30 g (Saturated 9 g); Cholesterol166 mg; Sodium 1,248 mg; Carbohydrate 41 g; Fiber 3 g; Protein 46 g



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Categories: Cheese2, Chicken, Lunch2, Recipes, Sandwich or Wrap

Author:The Ranting Chef

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6 Comments on “A Savory Bite of Awesomeness”

  1. January 4, 2014 at 12:21 pm #

    Keep those recipes coming. I enjoy them. Thanks for sharing.


  2. January 4, 2014 at 12:54 pm #

    I’m always looking for new recipes for my family since I’m a vegetarian and they’re not. I can’t be too creative (I need a recipe) because I don’t taste what I make them. I’ll have to pin this one, I think they’ll like it


  3. nancyjohnstone
    January 4, 2014 at 2:09 pm #

    Looks delicious. I pinned it. Thanks for sharing it.


  4. January 4, 2014 at 7:27 pm #

    You are getting me fat(ter) sir! lol


  5. January 5, 2014 at 4:55 am #

    I’m making this for my husband. Thank you for sharing. ūüôā And happy new year!



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