Low Carb Chicken Philly Cheesesteak {Keto Friendly}

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This Keto Chicken Philly Cheesesteak is so delicious! You won’t even miss the bread or bun that usually goes with a cheesesteak sandwich. Plus, it’s super simple to make with chicken, cheese, and a few other ingredients. Ready in less than 20 minutes! This low carb chicken cheesesteak recipe is certain to be your favorite. 

KETO PHILLY CHEESESTEAK

HOW TO MAKE THIS KETO PHILLY CHEESESTEAK

To make this Keto Philly Cheesesteak, you just have to do a few different things. And once you do that, you’ll have a Low Carb Chicken Philly Cheesesteak Skillet meal that is amazing. 

If the rest of your family isn’t following a Low Carb or Ketogenic Diet, this is an easy meal that works for everyone. You can simply add sub rolls for those who aren’t eating a Low Carb lifestyle. Keto Chicken Philly Cheesesteak is a fantastic one-skillet meal that is simple to make, and it tastes delicious. You could also grab a rotisserie chicken if you are in a pinch for time and use it as well.

If you prefer a more traditional beef cheesesteak, check out my Keto Philly Cheesesteak Casserole with sliced rib-eye. 

Low Carb Chicken Philly Cheesesteak

Ingredients:

  • Boneless Skinless Chicken – I use boneless skinless chicken breasts in this recipe, but you could sub chicken thighs instead. 
  • Green Peppers & Onion – You need both to add incredible flavor to this dish 
  • Provolone Cheese – You can use any type of cheese that you want, but this one goes perfectly with the other flavors.
  • Butter – Healthy fat for cooking. 
  • Seasonings– Feel free to adjust seasoning to suit your taste. 

Steps to make Keto Philly Cheesesteak:

Step 1: In a hot cast-iron skillet, melt one tablespoon of butter and add peppers, onion, and garlic.

peppers and onions in a cast iron pan

Step 2: Sauté until the onions and peppers are translucent, then remove veggies from the skillet and set aside.

chicken in a cast iron pan

Step 3: Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter in the cast iron skillet then add chicken, Italian seasoning, and salt/pepper.

Step 4: Allow to sear on each side, then cover and cook on medium-low until the chicken is cooked all the way through. I use a meat thermometer to test doneness.

chicken, onions and peppers sauteeing in a cast iron pan

Step 5: Once the chicken is done, add the pepper, onion, and garlic back to the skillet. Cook on low for 2 minutes.

provolone cheese on top of chicken, peppers, and onions in cast iron skillet

Step 6: Place provolone cheese slices on top of the chicken and veggie mixture to cover, and then place the skillet in the oven on broil for 1-3 minutes until the cheese is melted thoroughly.

ready to eat philly chicken cheesesteak in cast iron pan

Step 7: Serve.

chicken cheesesteak on a white plate

COOKING WITH CAST IRON

I’m a fan of cooking any type of skillet recipes and most of my low carb dinners in a cast-iron skillet any time that I can. I love the extra taste and flavor that it adds, and I love how forgiving cast iron is. These pans last forever. 

Cast iron cooking is also a simple way to cook your food evenly and quickly as well. The iron does a great job of holding the heat and distributing it evenly across the pan. This 2 pan preseasoned set with a 10 inch and 12-inch skillet is a fantastic and affordable addition to your kitchen. 

CAN YOU FREEZE THIS LOW CARB CHICKEN PHILLY CHEESESTEAK? 

Sure, it will keep for 4 months in a freezer-safe container. Simply thaw in the fridge, then rewarm in the microwave or the oven until warmed all the way through. It could also be frozen in single-serving sizes for quick meals later. 

WHAT KIND OF SAUCE IS GOOD ON A PHILLY CHEESESTEAK?

You don’t have to add any sauce once you layer on the cheese. But if you want some kind of topping or sauce, look for a low carb option. Some people love sugar-free BBQ sauce or mayonnaise.

serving chicken philly cheesesteak

MORE LOW CARB CHICKEN RECIPES:

If you love our simple keto Philly cheesesteak, then I know you will enjoy checking out all of my family’s favorite recipes in my Keto Recipes Index.  With tons of delicious sweet and savory options perfect for the keto diet, you will love this tool. I’ve shared a few more favorites below for a quick start to your menu!

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Low Carb Chicken Philly Cheesesteak {keto friendly}

This Low Carb Chicken Philly Cheesesteak one-skillet meal is simple and delicious! 
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Keto Chicken Philly Cheesesteak, Low Carb Chicken Philly Cheesesteak
Servings: 6
Calories: 308kcal
Author: Kasey Trenum

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into small strips
  • 1 green pepper sliced
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 7 slices provolone cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon parsley
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Instructions

  • In a hot cast iron skillet, melt one tablespoon of butter and add peppers, onion, and garlic.
  • Saute until the onions and peppers are translucent then remove veggies from the skillet and set aside.
  • Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter in the cast iron skillet then add chicken, Italian seasoning, and salt/pepper.
  • Allow to sear on each side, then cover and cook on medium-low until the chicken is cooked all the way through. I use a meat thermometer to test doneness.
  • Once the chicken is done, add the pepper, onion, and garlic back to the skillet. Cook on low for 2 minutes.
  • Place provolone cheese slices on top of the chicken and veggie mixture to cover, and then place the skillet in the oven on broil for 1-3 minutes until the cheese is melted thoroughly.
  • Serve

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Nutrition

Calories: 308kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 110mg | Sodium: 663mg | Potassium: 526mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 570IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 268mg | Iron: 0.8mg
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54 Comments

    1. I’ve only fixed the recipe as is. I’m sure you could experiment with it and it would turn out.

  1. Hi Kasey, used it before with poblanos because my wife dislikes G.Pepper. Also great. In looking at other recipes on line came across what appears to be a rip off of yours(word for word)??? Let me know if you want the address rather than have me post it here.

  2. 5 stars
    I just made this and it was super easy! My non-keto husband and kids loved it and so did I! Thanks so much for all the keto deliciousness

  3. Really delicious, only thing I would change is maybe use shredded provolone as I had big clumps of cheese but other then that super easy.

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