Chicken Philly Cheesesteak Recipe

Published on May 13th 2022 by Jennifer Dodd.
Last updated on March 20th 2024
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The Cheesesteak dates back to the 1930s when a Philadelphia hot dog vendor added some steak onto his grill, added this to a hotdog bun, topped it with cheese & gave it to a cab driver passing by. Legend has it right there, and then the Philly Cheesesteak was born. There have been many versions of this iconic dish created & topped with different ingredients.  

The dish is a low-carb, keto edition for this Philly special, filled with thinly sliced seasoned chicken thighs, caramelized onions, bell peppers, warm melted cheddar & provolone cheese sauce drizzled with keto BBQ sauce, all stuffed into a toasted crispy keto baguette. Warning, after you've consumed this Chicken Philly Cheesesteak, you will have feelings of nostalgia and pure bliss, and you may feel sudden urges to make it over and over again. The best part is with only ... you can. 

Author: Jennifer Dodd
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Time & Serves

Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
9 mins
Total Time
24 mins
Serves
2 persons

Ingredients

Cheesesteak Filling
  • 3 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Thighs, thinly sliced 

  • 1 medium Yellow Onion, thinly sliced 

  • 1/4 each Red, Yellow & Orange Bell Pepper, core removed and julienne 

  • 1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon Fresh Thyme, chopped 

  • 1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon Onion Powder 

  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil 

Cheese Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Cheddar Cheese, shredded 

  • 1/4 cup Provolone Cheese, shredded 

  • 1/2 cup Heavy Cream 

  • 1/8 teaspoon Sea Salt 

Chicken Philly Cheesesteak Assembly
  • 2 (6 inch) Keto Baguettes or any Keto Bun 

  • 3 tablespoons Sugar Free BBQ Sauce

Instructions

Chicken Philly Cheesesteak Filling

Set up a large nonstick pan onto the stovetop and heat to high heat. 

Add one tablespoon of olive oil, allowing the oil to heat up. 

Add the chicken thighs to the pan, and sear the chicken thighs until golden brown on each side, using a pair of kitchen tongs to flip over.

Remove chicken from the pan, place it onto a plate, and set it aside. 

Return the nonstick pan to the stovetop, add the remaining olive oil, add the onions, turn the heat down to medium-low heat and allow the onions to caramelize for 5 minutes, stirring with a wooden spoon. 

Once the onions are caramelized, turn the heat back up to medium-high heat, add the bell peppers, and sauté for 2 minutes to cook the peppers through. 

Add the chicken thighs back into the pan and the remainder of the seasonings. 

Turn off the heat allowing the filling to marinade and stay warm in the pan. 

Cheese Sauce

Place an small saucepan onto the stovetop on medium heat, and add the heavy cream, bringing the cream to a low simmer for 1 minute. 

Turn off the heat, and using a whisk, incorporate both the cheeses mixing until the cheese is fully melted. 

Add the sea salt and set the sauce aside, ready for Cheesesteak assembly. 

Chicken Philly Cheesesteak Assembly

Preheat oven to 350 °F.

Place the keto buns onto a baking sheet, and place them into the oven for 2-3 minutes to toast. 

Remove the buns from the oven, add the chicken filling evenly to both keto buns, spoon on the cheese sauce & drizzle with sugar-free BBQ sauce. 

Set up two large plates & place the Chicken Philly Cheesesteaks onto your plates. Have a toast of our very own recipe of Peach Blueberry Smoothie. Grab a few napkins & enjoy! 

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