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Cavey Cali Cheesesteak

Posted by Caveman Cooking on May 13, 2010

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Cavey Cali Cheesesteak
A bit of a California twist to the classic Cavey Cheesteak. It’s just as tasty and you probably won’t even notice that it’s a little healthier. 😉


6-8 Ounces Cooked Chicken, preferably Juicy Beer Can Chicken
3 Medium-Small Baby Bella Mushrooms
2 Thin Slices Sweet Onion
1/4 Medium-Small Red Bell Pepper
1/4 Medium-Small Avocado
1-2 Slices of Cheese
1 Tbsp Oil
1 Tbsp Mayonnaise (we use the Light variety)
1 Fresh Sandwich Roll
Salt & Pepper to taste


Seed, devein, and chop the red pepper. Rinse, lightly scrub, and then chop mushrooms. Chop onions and slice avocado. Set aside.
Chopped Veggies

Cut leftover chicken into one and two-bite pieces. Both white and dark meat are okay. Set aside.
Cut Chicken

Over a medium-high flame, heat oil on non-stick griddle or in large skillet. Add all veggies and salt & pepper to taste.
Veggies on Griddle

Since the chicken is already cooked, and you don’t want to end up over-cooking and drying it out, let the veggies cook a bit before adding the chicken. Just before you are going to flip them the first time is usually a good time to do it.
Chicken and Veggies on the Griddle

While everything is cooking, get your roll ready. Butterfly slice the roll, being careful not to cut all the way through. If it’s super fresh like the one pictured here there’s no need to heat the roll up. If it could use a little help, place it on the griddle and quickly heat both sides. Evenly spread mayo, place avocado slices on bottom side, and set aside on plate.
HINT: Choosing the right roll is critical for a really good cheesesteak sandwich. If possible, skip the pre-packaged rolls in the store and get a good, fresh-baked Amoroso roll, Artisan roll, or French Roll. It does make a huge difference!
Avocado on Roll

Just before chicken is ready to come off the grill (you just want to get it hot) add cheese slices. Allow to begin melting before removing from griddle.
NOTE #1: Although we used Swiss Cheese here, any number of cheeses would work well with this sammie. Experiment! Though, the Swiss is gooooood!! 🙂
Cheese Melting on Chicken

When ready, remove cheese topped chicken with a spatula and evenly distribute on roll.
Chicken on Roll with Avocado

With the spatula, remove veggies from griddle and evenly distribute on top of chicken. There! You’ve done it!! Enjoy!!!
Cavey Cali Cheesesteak

NOTE #2: I was planning on taking a picture of the Cavekids unabashedly stuffing their faces with this dish, but I was too busy stuffing my own face to notice that they were done before I even got halfway through mine.
On a side note, the Caveboy called “Dibs!” on the remaining leftover chicken so that I could make him another one of these tomorrow! 😆

Prep Time = 10 minutes
Cook Time = 8 minutes
Serves 1

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16 Responses to “Cavey Cali Cheesesteak”

  1. Brandie said

    These look so good!!

  2. Penelope said

    You are such a dangerous cook. I’m almost afraid to open the link because I feel like attacking the screen! I’m so hungry right now. Considering its so dangerous around your blog. You may want to dispense flake jackets to those that read it!
    Love it, as always looks mouthwatering!

  3. Chris said

    It might not have steak but dang that looks exceptionally good. I love the avocado and chicken.

  4. Nice homage to Philly. I can never decide whether cheese steaks should be sinful or healthful-yours look like both!

  5. looks really good! Avocado and chicken make a great combo, one of my faves really.

  6. Drick said

    me too – I second that….wish I had one too

  7. Looks awesome! Sorry, everyone… he’s sending me one first! Now, I have to walk down the street to get a Cuban sandwich to fill the avoid.

  8. Glinda said

    Oh my does this look yummy! I have been trying to cut out– well down, at least–the red meat in the diet. But I love cheesesteak. Mark, this just may do the trick! I am trying this over the weekend!

    As always, thanks for the great recipes!

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