Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Healthy Chicken Cheesesteak



As a Philadelphia native I have a very special place in my heart for all things Philly particularly the Philly cheesesteak.  Having lived in many different states, I have tried their unsuccessful attempts at the "Philly cheesesteak" but none have come even remotely close.  These imposter-steaks are often misnamed as a Philly cheesesteak and not only look but definitely taste nothing like the original.  The result?  True and utter disappointment as well as consuming way too many calories that aren't even packed with true Philly deliciousness.  After multiple let-downs, I decided why not create my own? 


This entry is my healthy alternative to the Philly cheesesteak which I love so much and will have you MMMMMing and licking your fingers.  Whether you're a Pat's or Geno's fan, I assure you that this healthy version although very different is equally delicious, ready in no time and it won't go straight to your hips, thighs and all the other places the real deal does :-D


Ingredients:
1 lb boneless, skinless organic chicken breast thinly sliced
1/2 large onion chopped 
1 cup sliced baby bella mushrooms
2-3 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
2 slices Gruyère cheese (or Swiss or Provolone)
Bread of your choice (I love French sandwich rolls, Panini bread or pita)


Directions: 

1.  After sautéing onion in olive oil until they just begin to brown, add thinly slice chicken breast and continue to sauté.

2.  Add salt and pepper to taste and continue to sauté for approximately 11-12 minutes.  About half way through, add mushrooms so that after 12 minutes all the ingredients are finished cooking at the same time.  

3.  Reduce heat to low and separate chicken/onion into two groups.  Add one slice of cheese cut in half to each group and let it melt for about 1-2 minutes.

4.  Once the cheese is melted, serve in warmed bread of your choice and ENJOY!


Serves 4

PS- For an extra kick and one of my cheesesteak must-haves, top the final product with some pickled hot peppers.  Now, that's hot!  


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