Slow Cooker Chicken Cheesesteak
Super easy, great for a crowd…..and kinda, sorta healthy! This Slow Cooker Chicken Cheesesteak has been a party pleaser for years. It’s also a great weeknight dinner. Just minutes of prep time and you have a cheesy classic to satisfy even the pickiest eater!
Don’t worry Philly friends, I don’t dare attempt to make a real Philly cheesesteak in my slow cooker. It just can’t be done. I’ve seen it attempted by many, many bloggers but it’s not the same. I won’t even try the recipe. If I am craving the real deal, it’s not coming from a crock pot.
This, however, is a Slow Cooker Chicken Cheesesteak. An easy, healthy, less messy alternative to making a real Philly Cheesesteak at home. I don’t know about you but when I’m done frying up all the meat, onions and whatever else I’m putting in my sandwich I’m left with a grease spattered stove top that takes me longer to clean than it did to make the sandwich. It kind of sucks the fun out of making it at home. That and the fact that you can’t pack the sandwich full if you’re trying to watch your waistline.
What is a Cheesesteak Sandwich
A cheesesteak sandwich or Philly cheesesteak is a sandwich made with shredded meat and cheese, usually fried with onions, then stuffed into a long roll.
It’s an iconic sandwich popular in Philadelphia but this chicken cheesesteak is a lighter version but still hearty.
This version is made in the slow cooker for easy weeknight dinners making it leaner than it’s sandwich shop version.
How to Make a Chicken Cheesesteak
This is a dump and go recipe….you know, the kind where I’m not telling you to brown the meat, carmelize the veggies, deglaze the pan…is made in just a few minutes of hands on time.
You throw everything into the slow cooker, pop on the lid and go. Go to work…go shopping….go to sleep. Whatever. It will be ready for you in a few hours.
- Layer the chicken, onions, mushrooms and garlic in a slow cooker or crock pot.
- Pour the stock over the ingredients and season.
- Drizzle with olive oil and cover with the lid.
- Cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 6-7 hours.
- Shred the chicken with two forks, fill the rolls and top with cheese.
The only thing left for you to do is slice open some rolls and top with cheese. I even had time to throw the sandwich under the broiler for a few minutes to make sure the roll was nice and crusty and the cheese was hot and gooey.
If you’re hosting a super bowl party, a tailgate party or just a “I want to hang with my friends” party this year and want to have a healthy option available for your guests. This, my friends, is the way to go.
More Easy Sandwich Recipes
- Italian Chicken Cutlet Sandwich
- Slow cooker French Dip
- Meatloaf Sandwich
- Crock Pot Italian Beef Sandwich
And if you’re looking for a few more chicken sandwich recipes you definitely have to check out this California Chicken Cobb Sandwich and my favorite Grilled Chicken Gyro which is so totally OMG bursting with amazingness!
Get the Recipe: Slow Cooker Chicken Cheesesteak Sandwich Recipe
- 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 2 onions, thinly sliced
- 12 ounces fresh mushrooms, wiped clean and sliced
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 cups beef stock
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon italian seasoning
- 1/2 tablespoon crushed red pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 8-10 long rolls, sliced horizontally
- 8-10 slices provolone cheese
- 1 slow cooker
- In a slow cooker, layer the chicken breasts, onions, mushrooms and garlic in that order.
- Pour the beef stock over the chicken and season with the garlic powder, italian seasoning, crushed red pepper, salt and pepper.
- Drizzle the olive oil over the top and place the lid on the slow cooker. Cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 6-7 hours.
- When the chicken is cooked through, remove the chicken from the slow cooker and shred the chicken using two forks.
- Return the shredded chicken to the slow cooker and stir to combine all the ingredients thoroughly. Let the mixture sit for 15 minutes on warm to allow the flavors to absorb into the chicken.
- Toast the roll under the broiler for 1-2 minutes and top with approximately 1 cup of the chicken mixture being sure to drain some of the broth so the roll doesn’t get soggy.
- Top the chicken with a slice of cheese and place under the broiler for 1 minute or until melted. Serve immediately.