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Tasty Chicken Hoagie Recipe

Tasty Chicken Hoagie Recipe

Krista S

Discover the Delights of a Tasty Chicken Hoagie Recipe – A Philly Classic

Hey there, Philly food enthusiasts! We’re diving into the heart of our city’s culinary heritage today, talking about an all-time classic – the Hoagie. But not just any Hoagie, we’re putting a twist on it with a succulent chicken filling that’ll make your taste buds sing.

The Origin of the Hoagie

Hoagies are as Philly as the Liberty Bell itself. The term “Hoagie” is thought to have been born right here in Philadelphia, during the early 20th century. Legend has it that the name comes from the Hog Island shipyard, where Italian workers would devour these hefty sandwiches during lunchtime. The locals called these sandwiches “Hoggies,” which eventually evolved into the term “Hoagie” we use today.

Hoagie vs. Sub: What’s the Difference?

If you’re outside of Philly, you might call a Hoagie a “sub”. But let’s get one thing straight: to a true Philadelphian, it’s always a Hoagie. So, what sets a Hoagie apart from a sub? Well, it all comes down to the bread and ingredients. While a sub can be any type of sandwich served on a long roll, a Hoagie uses a crisp Italian roll and is traditionally filled with deli meats, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and seasoned with oregano-vinaigrette.

The Building Blocks of a Hoagie

A typical Hoagie sandwich is an art form with every layer. At its core, a Hoagie features a crusty Italian roll, sliced deli meats or sometimes tuna, cheese (often provolone), and a combination of fresh veggies. It’s then seasoned with oregano and dressed with olive oil or mayo.

What Goes into an Italian Hoagie?

An Italian Hoagie is a flavorful medley of Italian deli meats like salami, capicola, and mortadella, layered with provolone cheese. Then it’s all about the fresh veggies: lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and often sweet peppers or hot peppers for a kick. The whole ensemble is drizzled with an herby oregano-vinaigrette that brings out the flavors of the ingredients.

Ingredients of a Chicken Cheesesteak

And then there’s the Chicken Cheesesteak, another Philly gem. This beauty features thinly sliced chicken breast cooked to perfection, mixed with sautéed onions, and smothered in melty cheese. It’s usually served on a soft long roll. But hey, let’s mix it up today. We’re combining the best of both worlds for our Chicken Hoagie recipe.

Tasty Chicken Hoagie Recipe

Side Dishes to Pair With a Hoagie

Several dishes pair beautifully with a Chicken Hoagie. The robust flavors of the Hoagie lend themselves to a variety of sides, both light and hearty. Here are a few suggestions:

  1. Potato Chips or Fries: A simple side of classic potato chips or crispy fries would work well. They offer a contrasting crunch to the soft and juicy Hoagie.
  2. Pickle Spears: A classic sandwich side, pickles offer a tangy contrast to the rich flavors of the Chicken Hoagie.
  3. Coleslaw: A side of creamy coleslaw can add a refreshing contrast to the sandwich.
  4. Pasta Salad: A chilled pasta salad with Italian dressing would complement the flavors of an Italian-style Chicken Hoagie.
  5. Tomato Soup: A bowl of warm tomato soup offers a comforting side dish for a hearty Chicken Hoagie.
  6. Grilled Vegetables: For a healthier side, grilled vegetables like bell peppers, zucchini, or eggplant can be a great match.
  7. Grilled Corn: If there’s one thing that absolutely shouts out “summertime,” it’s the deliciously smoky scent of grilled corn wafting through the air.
  8. Paloma Cocktail: While not a dish, it goes great with a Hoagie!

These side dishes offer a balance of flavors and textures that complement the Chicken Hoagie, making your meal not just filling, but also well-rounded and satisfying.

Cooking Up a Tasty Chicken Hoagie

Ready to bring some Philly love to your kitchen? Grab your trusty spatula, and let’s get started on our Chicken Hoagie recipe!

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Tasty Chicken Hoagie Recipe

Tasty Chicken Hoagie Recipe

  • Author: Krista
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x


A Philly-style Chicken Hoagie brings together the robust flavors of seasoned, grilled chicken, sharp provolone cheese, and an array of fresh veggies. Packed into a crusty Italian roll, this sandwich is the perfect combination of hearty and refreshing.


  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 Italian rolls
  • 4 slices of provolone cheese
  • 1/2 onion, sliced
  • 1/2 bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Mayonnaise or oil and vinegar, to taste


  1. Season the chicken breasts with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the chicken and cook for about 7 minutes on each side, or until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink in the middle.
  3. While the chicken is cooking, sauté the onion and bell pepper in a separate pan until they’re softened.
  4. Slice the Italian rolls lengthwise, but not all the way through, so they open like a book. If you prefer, you can lightly toast the rolls before building your Hoagie.
  5. Layer the cooked chicken, sautéed onions and peppers, and provolone cheese on the bottom half of each roll.
  6. Place the open sandwiches under a broiler until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  7. Top with lettuce, tomato slices, and your choice of mayo, oil, or vinegar.
  8. Close up the sandwiches and serve immediately. Enjoy your delicious homemade Philly-style Chicken Hoagie!


  • To add more flavor, marinate the chicken in your favorite marinade for a few hours or overnight before cooking.
  • For a spicy kick, consider adding pickled jalapenos or a spicy mayo to your Hoagie.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes

Keywords: chicken hoagie

Estimated Health Information:

Approximately 550 calories per serving. High in protein and contains vitamins from fresh vegetables. Lower the calorie count by opting for low-fat cheese or reducing the amount of mayo. To further increase the health benefits, use whole grain rolls instead of white rolls.

Remember, eating in moderation is key to a healthy diet. Enjoy this savory Chicken Hoagie as part of a balanced diet paired with physical activity.

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