Chicken Philly Hoagie!

This "Chicken Philly Hoagie" puts a little different spin on a Philly cheesesteak that is usually made with beef.  This is so yummy.   You won't believe how good it is.  It's also a huge sandwich. I could only eat a half of one at one time.  I save the other half and it was still good reheated for lunch the next day.   This is another perfect football food recipe.  For a large group, you could use longer French bread loaves and make bigger sandwiches cut in several pieces for easier handling. 

 Here is what you will need:

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts cooked and sliced thin
4 hoagie or sub rolls
4 oz. cream cheese softened to room temperature
1 Tbs. dry Ranch dressing mix
1 green or red bell pepper, sliced in thin strips
1 large sweet onion, sliced and separated in rings
8 slices of bacon, cooked crisp
8 slices Swiss or Provolone cheese

I seasoned my chicken breasts with some Montreal chicken seasoning, seasoned salt and pepper.  Then I put a little pat of butter on each one and just baked them in the oven until done.  Let them cool a bit before slicing thin across the grain.  You can also use grilled chicken breasts or cook them stovetop. Leftover chicken breasts are great for this or if you want to go the easy route use a rotisserie chicken.

Mix the cream cheese with the dry ranch dressing mix until well combined.  Split the rolls and spread the cream cheese on the bottom of each one.

Pile the chicken slices up on the cream cheese layer.

Lay two slices of bacon on each sandwich.

Stack the bell pepper and onion rings on the bacon.  I leave mine raw, because I like the crunch, but you could saute them in a little butter if you want it more traditional.

Place two slices of the cheese on each sandwich.  When it melts it sort of seals the deal and keeps everything in place.

Place the top on it and you might want to secure it with a couple of toothpicks.

Wrap each sandwich tight in foil and place in a preheated 375 degree oven for about 15 minutes.

When you remove from the foil, you will have a  ooey gooey cheesy wonderful sandwich!  These are amazing! 

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