When I’m not quite sure what to make for dinner, a skillet meal can always save the day. And it can do it in quick order! Take this Chicken Cheesesteak Skillet as an example — it’s just a handful of ingredients, it’ll take you less time to make than it takes to watch your favorite TV show, you only have one dish to wash, and yet you end up with one delicious homemade dinner on the table. It’s as comforting as the classic sandwich, but won’t weigh you down quite as much.
This is truly so simple. You only need an onion, some bell pepper, chicken, Italian seasoning, and some provolone cheese. (And some olive oil, salt, and pepper, of course.)
You cook the onions and peppers down in the olive oil until they’re nice and soft…
… and then brown the chicken before adding the veggies back to the pan.
Season everything, top it with the provolone, and cover the dish just long enough for the cheese to melt.
Because what’s better than ooey-gooey melty cheese? Not much.
That took, what, twenty minutes? Maybe thirty if you’re a slow chopper? Such a simple meal, but so scrumptious and satisfying too.
Chicken Cheesesteak Skillet
10m prep time
15m cook time
- 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
- 2 green bell peppers, sliced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 1/4 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts, thinly sliced
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1 1/2 cups provolone cheese, grated
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil. Once oil is hot, add in peppers, onions, and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring often, until onions and peppers are soft.
- Add garlic and cook 1 minute more. Remove to a plate and set aside.
- Add remaining olive oil to the skillet. Once hot, add sliced chicken, and season with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning. Arrange chicken in a single layer, but then let it cook undisturbed for a couple of minutes to allow it to brown sufficiently.
- Once meat is fully cooked, add vegetables and their juices back to the skillet.
- Stir to combine, then top with provolone cheese. Remove from heat and cover until cheese has melted. Enjoy!
Recipe adapted from Recipe Runner.