Joe loves a good cheese steak but I’ve never actually tried to make one. The other day, while we were out to lunch and Joe, was eating a Chicken Cheese Steak he suggested that we might be able to make chicken cheese steaks in the slow cooker. I accepted his challenge and set out to create an easy recipe.
I used on-the-bone chicken thighs but you could probably use any cut of chicken. I liked the darker meat because it holds in the moisture a little better than white meat but I might try boneless chicken breasts next time.
Joe approved of my slow cooker recipe and so did the boys! I served sweet potato fries with our cheese steaks, not a very healthy meal but a delicious one!
Slow Cooker Chicken Cheesesteak
- Perfect for busy weeknight meals.
- Add more vegetables to amp up the nutrition in your cheesesteak.
Ingredients and Substitutions
CHICKEN BREAST – Use boneless, skinless chicken breasts.
VEGETABLES – Use red and/or green bell peppers as well as onion. You can also add mushrooms if you like.
CHEESE – You can use classic American cheese or Swiss but I prefer to use Provolone or Cheddar. Most melty cheeses will work.
BREAD – Choose a soft hoagie-style roll.
SEASONING – Season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
Slow Cooker Chicken Cheese Steak
- 1-2 lbs of Chicken
- 1 cup Chicken Broth
- 1 Onion Diced
- 1-2 Bell Peppers Red, Yellow or Green
- 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
- Salt and Pepper to Taste
- Hoagie Roll
- Sliced Cheese like Provolone or Cheddar
Place chicken in the slow cooker and season with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Pour in chicken broth.
Cook on Low for 6 hours
Remove Chicken, Peppers and Onions with Slotted Spoon
Shred Chicken and mix with onions and peppers
Preheat Oven to 350 degrees
Place Chicken mixture in a pan or on a griddle set to Medium/High Heat
Top Chicken mixture with cheese slices
While cheese is melting toast hoagie rolls in the oven for a few minutes.