Cavey Cali Cheesesteak
Posted by Caveman Cooking on May 13, 2010
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.
Cut leftover chicken into one and two-bite pieces. Both white and dark meat are okay. Set aside.
Over a medium-high flame, heat oil on non-stick griddle or in large skillet. Add all veggies and salt & pepper to taste.
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.
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!
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!! 🙂
When ready, remove cheese topped chicken with a spatula and evenly distribute on roll.
With the spatula, remove veggies from griddle and evenly distribute on top of chicken. There! You’ve done it!! Enjoy!!!
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
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