This Chicken Philly Cheesesteak skillet recipe only takes 15 minutes to make, and it is a delicious and macro-friendly meal the entire family will love. You can meal prep individual make-ahead lunches to easily heat up throughout the week, or enjoy for dinner the night you make it. This recipe also gluten free and budget-friendly!

chicken philly cheesteak meal prep bowls in glass containers

What Makes This Recipe Great

This Chicken Philly Cheesesteak recipe is one of the most quick and easy recipes on my website! We combine ground chicken, fresh veggies and seasonings in a skillet, then top with cheese. If you love chicken philly cheesesteak sandwiches, you will love this deconstructed version. It has all of the flavors without all of the bread! It is a healthy, protein-packed, balanced meal. The ingredients used in this recipe are all inexpensive, which makes this a great budget-friendly weeknight option. You can really serve this meal on its own, over rice like I did here, OR rice pasta would work well, too.

Recipe Highlights

  • Gluten Free
  • Easy to make in just 15 minutes
  • Budget-friendly
  • Macro-friendly (33g protein per serving!)
  • Tastes like an authentic chicken philly cheesesteak
  • Healthy and balanced meal
  • Fool-proof

What Is Chicken Philly Cheesesteak?

Traditional chicken philly cheesesteak has thin-sliced chicken breast, peppers, onions, mushrooms, and cheese on a toasted bun. This is a gluten free, deconstructed version served over rice instead of on a bun!

Ingredient Notes

ingredients for making chicken philly cheesesteak meal prep containers

Ground chicken: I like using ground chicken because it’s cheaper than chicken breasts and it cooks faster. You can absolutely use thin-sliced chicken breast, ground beef, or ground turkey if you prefer!

Peppers, onions, & mushrooms: Feel free to swap out or omit any of these based on your preferences. Any color peppers work.

Coconut aminos: This is a gluten free soy sauce that I like to use in place of Worcestershire sauce. You can use regular Worcestershire if you prefer. Just make sure to look for gluten free if needed!

White rice: I like to use Jasmine rice but any type of white rice will work. You can also serve over rice pasta, or chickpea pasta for extra protein. Omit the rice for a keto philly cheesesteak!

Cheese: Feel free to use your cheese of choice or vegan shreds for dairy free. I used a combination of mozzarella and provolone from Sargento.

How To Make Chicken Philly Cheesesteak Bowls

steps for how to make chicken philly cheesesteak in a skillet
  1. Cook 1.5 cups dry white rice according to package directions. The goal is to have about 4 cups cooked rice.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  3. Add ground chicken, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper, 1 tsp onion powder, and 2 cloves minced garlic. Sauté until cooked through 5-7 mins. Remove and set aside.
  4. In the same pan, add remaining 1 tbsp olive oil, peppers, onions, and mushrooms along with the remaining 1/2 tsp salt, 2 cloves minced garlic, 1 tsp onion powder, 1 tsp Italian seasoning and 2 tbsp coconut aminos. Sauté 7-9 mins until softened.
  5. Add the chicken back in and stir.
  6. Divide the cooked rice between 4 meal prep containers and top with the meat and veggie mixture.
  7. Sprinkle 1/4 cup cheese on top (or more if you want). Store away in the fridge to reheat throughout the week, or pop in the microwave or oven to melt the cheese and eat right away. Enjoy!
ground chicken with peppers, onions and mushrooms in a skillet with cheese on the side

Mary’s Tips & Tricks

This meal is delicious topped with extra coconut aminos for a little extra flavor.

If you are making meal prep bowls, I suggest adding the cheese right before reheating the rest of the dish.

You can freeze the skillet portion of the meal after cooking. Just let it cool completely, seal tightly in a freezer-safe container, and freeze for up to 3 months.

chicken philly cheesesteak meal prep bowls

Recipe FAQ’s

What is chicken philly made of?

Thinly sliced or ground chicken sizzled in a skillet or flat-top grill, topped with sauteed bell peppers and onions, covered in melted American cheese.

What other meat can you use for philly cheesesteak?

Ground beef, ground turkey, sliced chicken, or sliced ribeye steak will all work!

What to serve with chicken philly?

This recipe would be delicious with a gluten free bun, rice, gluten free pasta, chickpea pasta, or on top of a salad!

What is the difference between Philly and Chicago cheeseteak?

In Chicago they make their cheesesteaks with Italian Beef which is slow cooked seasoned beef that they top with sweet peppers and hot peppers. In Philly they use beef topped with onions, peppers, and cheese.

Is chicken cheesesteak healthier than steak?

Chicken has less fat than steak, but both can be a great source of protein.

What cheese is best for philly cheesesteak?

American, Mozzarella, or Provolone are all great options!

Can I use regular chicken vs ground chicken?

Absolutely. You can use 1 lb of chicken breasts cut into thin strips. Cook the strips with the olive oil and seasonings for 5-7 minutes until cooked through. Remove and follow the rest of the instructions.

a meal prep container with chicken, veggies, rice, and cheese

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Chicken Philly Cheesesteak Meal Prep Bowls

This Chicken Philly Cheesesteak skillet recipe only takes 15 minutes to make, and it is a delicious and macro-friendly meal the entire family will love. You can meal prep individual make-ahead lunches to easily heat up throughout the week, or enjoy for dinner the night you make it. This recipe also gluten free and budget-friendly!
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Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 8 oz sliced mushrooms
  • 2 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 1 tsp salt, divided
  • 2 tsp onion powder, divided
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 4 cloves minced garlic, divided
  • 2 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1.5 cups uncooked rice, (about 4 cups cooked total)
  • 1 cup shredded cheese of choice, I like a provolone/mozzarella combo! Sargento makes this.

Instructions
 

  • Cook 1.5 cups dry white rice according to package directions. The goal is to have about 4 cups cooked rice.
  • Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  • Add ground chicken, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper, 1 tsp onion powder, and 2 cloves minced garlic. Sauté until cooked through 5-7 mins. Remove and set aside.
  • In the same pan, add remaining 1 tbsp olive oil, peppers, onions, and mushrooms along with the remaining 1/2 tsp salt, 2 cloves minced garlic, 1 tsp onion powder, 1 tsp Italian seasoning and 2 tbsp coconut aminos. Sauté 7-9 mins until softened.
  • Add the chicken back in and stir.
  • Divide the cooked rice between 4 meal prep containers and top with the meat and veggie mixture.
  • Sprinkle 1/4 cup cheese on top (or more if you want). Store away in the fridge to reheat throughout the week, or pop in the microwave or oven to melt the cheese and eat right away. Enjoy!

Skillet Chicken Philly Cheesesteak Option

  • If you are not making meal prep containers, feel free to just add the cup of shredded cheese on top of the cooked meat and veggies when they are in the skillet. Cover and let it melt over low heat for a few minutes. Serve over rice and enjoy!

Notes

Meat: You can use any ground meat for this recipe – beef or turkey will also work in addition to chicken!
Cheese: Feel free to sub your favorite type of cheese. Any will work. You can also omit the cheese for dairy free.
Storage: This recipe will last in the fridge for up to 5 days. I suggest adding the cheese right before re-heating if making meal prep containers!
Nutritional info is approximate: 1 serving of chicken/veggies (total recipe divided by 4) + 1 cup cooked white rice + full fat shredded cheese. Adjust to your liking!
Meal prep containers: I love these Pyrex ones! They are the perfect size and are non-toxic glass. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1bowl, Calories: 574kcal, Carbohydrates: 58g, Protein: 33g, Fat: 23g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 11g, Trans Fat: 0.1g, Cholesterol: 120mg, Sodium: 1005mg, Potassium: 1047mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 1242IU, Vitamin C: 66mg, Calcium: 196mg, Iron: 2mg