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Chicken Philly Cheesesteak

by Karly

This simple Chicken Philly Recipe is cooked in the air fryer in minutes! Season your chicken, peppers, and onions and toss them all in the basket to cook together.

Philly chicken sandwich on a round plate in front of 3 other sandwiches.

There is something about that savory “Philly” flavor we all love. For some, it is the cheese, for others the hoagies, and for others, all the veggies cooked with the meat (even if veggies aren’t necessarily traditional – they’re always used around here).

For me, it is all of them. If they are all cooked together I think all the flavors blend together so perfectly and, while we often make our beef air fryer Philly cheesesteaks (and even our Philly cheesesteak egg rolls), it’s nice to have a lightened up chicken version on hand!

While this recipe would traditionally be cooked all in the skillet, we use the air fryer. This makes it less greasy but still allows all the flavors to meld together. Trust me, you will love it!

What We Love About This Chicken Philly Recipe:

  • Everything cooks together so dinner is done quickly!
  • Easy to adjust the seasonings to suit your tastes.
  • You can use any type of cheese you have on hand – even Cheez Whiz!
  • The bread gets so soft and warm and the cheese is so melty after being wrapped in foil in the air fryer!

Ingredient Notes:

Ingredients for Philly chicken spread out on a countertop.

Chicken– We use breast meat, but thighs will also work. Slice into thin strips.

Veggies – We’re using a bell pepper and onion, sliced into thin strips. They’ll cook perfectly right alongside the chicken.

Seasoning – We keep it simple with seasoned salt and garlic powder.

Provolone- Our Philly cheese of choice is provolone. We add entire slices to the recipe, so no need to shred it or anything.

How to make Philly Chicken in the Air Fryer:

Combine ingredients– Slice your chicken and veggies into thin strips and toss them into a mixing bowl. Drizzle your olive oil over the top of this and sprinkle with seasoned salt and garlic powder and give it a good stir to coat everything.

Clear glass bowl with seasoned veggies in it.

Cook the ingredients – Dump the chicken and veggies into your air fryer basket. Cook for 12 minutes at 390 degrees F, gently shaking the basket or stirring halfway through cooking.

Chicken philly sandwich ingredients in an air fryer basket.

Fill your hoagies– Split the chicken and veggies evenly between the hoagies and top the meat with cheese. Close the sandwich and tightly wrap each sandwich in foil and put them back in the air fryer again. Cook for 3 minutes at 390 degrees F. They’ll keep warm in the foil for a bit, so now is a great time to whip up your air fryer frozen french fries to serve with your sandwich!

Philly sandwiches wrapped in foil in the air fryer


Can I add mushrooms to this recipe?

Add your sliced mushrooms right in with the chicken and vegetables and let everything cook together. Increase the seasoning just a bit to be sure everything is well seasoned.

How do I store leftovers?

If you’ll have leftovers, it’s best to store the chicken and vegetables in a sealed container in the fridge. Reheat them in the air fryer at 350 degrees for 3-4 minutes before filling your hoagie rolls. Once your rolls are filled and wrapped in foil, heat at 390 for 3 minutes.

Recipe Tips and Substitutions

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I know some of you are going to ask where is the cheez whiz! You can absolutely swap out the provolone for Cheez Whiz. American cheese also works well – we prefer white American if not using provolone.

Adjust seasonigns to suit your tastes. We’re huge fans of this Cheesesteak seasoning as well!

Close up of a Philly chicken sandwich on a small round plate on a countertop.

More air fryer sandwich recipes you might like:

Overhead view of philly chicken sandwich on a plate near an air fryer.

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Philly chicken sandwich on a round plate in front of 3 other sandwiches.

Chicken Philly Cheesesteak

Yield: 4 sandwiches
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

This cheesy chicken sandwich is packed with peppers and onions with a simple seasoning that all cooks together so quickly in the air fryer. We wrap the sandwiches in foil and pop it all in the air fryer so that everything is warm and toasty before serving.


  • 1 pound chicken breasts
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 1 bell pepper, any color
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 slices provolone cheese
  • 4 hoagie rolls


  1. Thinly slice the chicken, onion, and peppers into strips and place in a medium sized bowl.
  2. Drizzle with the olive oil and sprinkle with the seasoned salt and garlic powder and toss to coat. 
  3. Dump the chicken and vegetables into the basket of your air fryer and cook at 390 for 12 minutes, gently shaking the basket or stirring halfway through cooking. 
  4. Remove the meat and vegetables from the basket and fill your hoagie rolls. Top each sandwich with a slice of cheese.
  5. Wrap each sandwich tightly in foil and return to the air fryer for 3 minutes at 390 degrees. 
  6. Remove from the air fryer, unwrap the sandwiches, and serve.


Use Cheez whiz or American cheese in place of provolone if you wish.

The sandwiches will stay hot in the foil for 20 minutes or so, which is a perfect amount of time to whip up some air fryer frozen french fries!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 427Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 125mgSodium: 1315mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 47g

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Lise March 15, 2022 - 9:14 am

Fast and easy to prepare. Super Super good. Thank you.

Karly March 16, 2022 - 6:15 am

So glad you enjoyed the recipe, Lise!


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