Buffalo Chicken Cheese Steak Recipe: How To

Last Updated on August 22, 2022

Today, we’re going to be looking at a buffalo chicken cheese steak recipe. You’ll likely already be aware what a Philly cheese steak is as it’s one of the most popular sandwich choices available, particularly in the US.  Where Philly cheese steak has beef and cheese as the main ingredients in its filling, the buffalo chicken cheese steak is filled with chicken and cheese. It makes for a great change from Philly cheese steak, and it’s absolutely delicious. Let’s take a look at how to make this tasty sandwich.

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What Is A Buffalo Chicken Cheese Steak?

Buffalo chicken cheese steak is very similar to a Philly cheesesteak. However, instead of beef, chicken is the meat of choice. It’s hearty, filling, and typically the healthier choice for you than Philly cheese steak, as it’s packed full of protein. It’s got quite the kick to it, and as well as being loaded with chicken and Provolone cheese, it’s also full of sautéed onions and peppers.

Does a real Philly cheesesteak have Cheese Whiz

Ingredients in buffalo chicken cheese steak

The ingredients for a buffalo chicken cheese steak can vary slightly depending on which recipe you’re following, and which flavor combinations you enjoy. Our recipe uses the following:

  • chicken breast
  • hoagie rolls
  • unsalted butter
  • garlic powder
  • salt
  • yellow or white onion
  • pickled jalapenos or banana peppers
  • Frank’s Red Hot sauce
  • Provolone cheese
  • ranch dressing (or blue cheese)

Nutritional information of buffalo chicken cheese steak

You may be curious as to the nutritional value when it comes to buffalo chicken cheese steak. Each sandwich contains the following:

  • Calories: 953
  • Fat: 45g
  • Saturated Fat: 19g
  • Cholesterol: 231mg
  • Sodium: 2204mg
  • Carbs: 58g
  • Sugar: 9g
  • Protein: 76g
 

Buffalo Chicken Cheese Steak Recipe

Now to the reason you’re here – how to recreate the buffalo chicken cheese steak recipe from the comfort of your home. It doesn’t require too many ingredients, and it’ll likely stop you having a cheesesteak anywhere other than home. Nothing beats homemade, for me. The recipe we’re looking at is inspired by one from Tao of Spice.

Ingredients

The ingredients you’ll need for this recipe are:

  • 1 pound of chicken breast
  • 3 tablespoons of unsalted butter (and extra to spread onto the rolls)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder (and extra for the bread)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 yellow or white onion (in slices)
  • 1/2 roughly chopped pickled jalapenos or banana peppers
  • 3/8 cup of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce (or hot sauce of your choice)
  • 4 slices of Provolone cheese
  • ranch dressing (or blue cheese)

Recipe

Now all you need to do is:

Step 1: Prepare

Gather all of the ingredients you need for this recipe. Before you begin making your cheesesteak, place your chicken breast into the freezer for around 30 minutes. Near the end of that 30-minute time period, preheat your oven to 400F. Also, use some of your extra butter to spread the inside of your rolls and sprinkle a small amount of garlic powder onto each one. Place each side of the rolls in a single layer on a baking sheet.

Step 2: Prepare the chicken

Take the chicken from the freezer, and using a knife, slice the chicken as thin as possible, and chop into small pieces. Place the pieces into a bowl and add your salt and garlic powder. Mix well so the chicken pieces are evenly coated with seasoning.

Step 3: Prepare the veggies

Add two tablespoons of butter to a skillet/pan and heat over a medium-high heat. Once the butter has melted, add your onions and jalapenos/banana peppers and sauté. This should take around 8 minutes. The veggies should be soft. Remove from heat and place veggies into a bowl.

Step 4: Cook the chicken

Place your rolls into the center of your preheated oven for approx. five minutes, or until warm throughout. Now add your chicken pieces into the veggie pan and cook for around 5 minutes, stirring often. Once the chicken has cooked through and is brown in color, reduce heat to medium-low. Add a touch more butter, and once melted, add your hot sauce. Mix well until the chicken is evenly coated with the sauce.

Step 5: Assemble

Place the cheese on top of the chicken and remove from heat once melted. Remove rolls from oven and place several spoonfuls of the chicken mixture onto them. Then add your onion mixture on top. Repeat until all sandwiches are complete. Serve with ranch dressing or dressing of your choice. Enjoy!

Conclusion

I hope this post has helped you to become more familiar with a buffalo chicken cheese steak recipe. However you enjoy your chicken cheesesteak, such as less traditional with ketchup, or more traditional with Cheese Whiz – one thing’s for sure, they’re incredibly tasty! If you’re looking for a quick, easy sandwich to make for lunch, this is definitely the option to go for.

Do you have any tips or tricks when it comes to making a buffalo chicken cheese steak? If so, please feel free to let me know in the comments below. Sharing is caring!

FAQs

How Do You Shave a Chicken for Cheesesteak?

The easiest way to shave chicken for a cheese steak is to use a chef's knife. Using your knife, cut against the grain, at a slight angle. Cut thin slices and pat the meat dry once you've made the cut, and season to taste.

What Kind of Cheese is Best for Philly Cheesesteak?

The most popular cheese for any cheese steak sandwich is Provolone. And it's best to stick to a mild Provolone too, you don't want to the flavors to become too overpowering. 

Do You Put Ketchup on a Chicken Cheesesteak?

Traditionally, you do not put ketchup on a chicken cheesesteak. It's best served with ranch or blue cheese dressing. However, if you'd prefer ketchup - go for it! Enjoy your sandwich any way you like it.

Does a Real Philly Cheesesteak Have Cheese Whiz?

Yes. Predominantly, the cheese of choice is Cheese Whiz, but there is no set rule that that's the cheese you need to include. Mild Provolone and American cheese are ideal substitutes. 

Buffalo Chicken Cheese Steak Recipe

Buffalo Chicken Cheese Steak Recipe: How To

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Today, we're going to be looking at a buffalo chicken cheese steak recipe. You'll likely already be aware what a Philly cheese steak is as it's one of the most popular sandwich choices available, particularly in the US.  Where Philly cheese steak has beef and cheese as the main ingredients in its filling, the buffalo chicken cheese steak is filled with chicken and cheese. It makes for a great change from Philly cheese steak, and it's absolutely delicious. Let's take a look at how to make this tasty sandwich.
Calories 953 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound of chicken breast
  • 3 tablespoons of unsalted butter (and extra to spread onto the rolls)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder (and extra for the bread)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 yellow or white onion (in slices)
  • 1/2 roughly chopped pickled jalapenos or banana peppers
  • 3/8 cup of Frank's Red Hot Sauce (or hot sauce of your choice)
  • 4 slices of Provolone cheese
  • ranch dressing (or blue cheese)

Instructions
 

  • Prepare
    Gather all of the ingredients you need for this recipe. Before you begin making your cheesesteak, place your chicken breast into the freezer for around 30 minutes. Near the end of that 30-minute time period, preheat your oven to 400F. Also, use some of your extra butter to spread the inside of your rolls and sprinkle a small amount of garlic powder onto each one. Place each side of the rolls in a single layer on a baking sheet.
    1 pound of chicken breast, 3 tablespoons of unsalted butter (and extra to spread onto the rolls), 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder (and extra for the bread)
  • Prepare the chicken
    Take the chicken from the freezer, and using a knife, slice the chicken as thin as possible, and chop into small pieces. Place the pieces into a bowl and add your salt and garlic powder. Mix well so the chicken pieces are evenly coated with seasoning.
    1 pound of chicken breast, 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder (and extra for the bread), 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • Prepare the veggies
    Add two tablespoons of butter to a skillet/pan and heat over a medium-high heat. Once the butter has melted, add your onions and jalapenos/banana peppers and sauté. This should take around 8 minutes. The veggies should be soft. Remove from heat and place veggies into a bowl.
    3 tablespoons of unsalted butter (and extra to spread onto the rolls), 1/2 yellow or white onion (in slices), 1/2 roughly chopped pickled jalapenos or banana peppers
  • Cook the chicken
    Place your rolls into the center of your preheated oven for approx. five minutes, or until warm throughout. Now add your chicken pieces into the veggie pan and cook for around 5 minutes, stirring often. Once the chicken has cooked through and is brown in color, reduce heat to medium-low. Add a touch more butter, and once melted, add your hot sauce. Mix well until the chicken is evenly coated with the sauce.
    3 tablespoons of unsalted butter (and extra to spread onto the rolls), 3/8 cup of Frank's Red Hot Sauce (or hot sauce of your choice)
  • Assemble
    Place the cheese on top of the chicken and remove from heat once melted. Remove rolls from oven and place several spoonfuls of the chicken mixture onto them. Then add your onion mixture on top. Repeat until all sandwiches are complete. Serve with ranch dressing or dressing of your choice. Enjoy!
    ranch dressing (or blue cheese), 4 slices of Provolone cheese