Kristie’s chicken Philly cheesesteak casserole

The classic Philly cheesesteak is made with beef, and this keto casserole can be made with either chicken or beef. This recipe is by far the favorite from my cookbook, Journey to Health: A Journey Worth Taking. Just a bite or two and you will quickly see why.
The classic Philly cheesesteak is made with beef, and this keto casserole can be made with either chicken or beef. This recipe is by far the favorite from my cookbook, Journey to Health: A Journey Worth Taking. Just a bite or two and you will quickly see why.
USMetric
12 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs 900 g chicken thighs or chicken breast, cubedchicken breasts, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon 1 tablespoon butter or ghee or bacon fat
  • 1 cup 225 ml green bell pepper, slicedgreen bell peppers, sliced
  • 1 cup 225 ml yellow onion, slicedyellow onions, sliced
  • 8 oz. 225 g mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 2 garlic clove, dividedgarlic cloves, divided
  • 2 teaspoons 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning, divided
  • ½ teaspoon ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 8 oz. 225 g cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup 125 ml mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cups 475 ml cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 12 oz. 350 g provolone cheese slices

Instructions

Instructions are for 12 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. In a large skillet on medium high heat, brown the chicken in butter, ghee or bacon fat.
  2. When the meat is cooked, add onions, pepper, mushrooms, garlic, salt, pepper and Italian seasonings. Continue cooking until vegetables are just tender, but not soft. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, mix cream cheese, mayonnaise, garlic, Italian seasoning, Worcestershire and cheddar cheese. Add the meat mixture and combine.
  4. Spoon into a 9” by 13” glass baking dish and top with the slices of provolone cheese.
  5. Bake at 375°F (190°C) for 25 to 30 minutes or until the casserole is bubbly and slightly browned.

Keto quick tip!

This casserole can be put together ahead of time and then baked just before serving. Leftovers can also be frozen for future meals.

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Chicken Philly cheesesteak casserole

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12 Comments

  1. Louise
    This looks soooo good! May I used regular mayonnaise instead of keto mayo?also did you mean to say chicken thighs OR chicken breast’s instead of AND chicken breasts?
  2. Valerie lane
    Can we really use hamburger instead of chicken?
  3. Mary-Ann
    I just made this last night and the whole family loved it. I put about 2-3 tablespoons in a romaine lettuce leaf and ate as a taco. Delicious!
  4. Linda
    900g or 2lbs of chicken for 12 people with no side?
    I made this recipe and it truly is very little.... I am glad I made it in bulk for the freezer and not for 12 guests :D
    Has anyone else thought that the portions are off on this recipe?
    For example, the keto lasagna is massive in comparison!!
    Reply: #8
  5. Bryon
    I made this last night and family loved it, even my non-Keto ones. The plan was to have this for lunch today but looks like kids took it for school lunch. Very tasty, good flavors that flow well together
  6. Ginger
    Swapped out the chicken for carne asada steak, it's our new favorite
    Reply: #7
  7. Bryon
    That sounds good also, for a true type of Philly cheesesteak, I’ll be trying it like that next
  8. Valerie
    I divided it up into 8 portions and they were still very small portions, closer to 6 portions than 12 really!
  9. Beth
    This is YUMMY. I served it with the rosemary focaccia bread from this site to sop up the creamy sauce. I’m sure I added lots more salt and Italian seasoning than the recipe called for but I just eyeballed it. The end result was a creamy, cheesy, and slightly creole tasting delight!
  10. Lynda
    Just made this for the third time. It is so tasty. I don't measure anything. I just put in what looks right for two of us. Delicious.
  11. Jennifer
    Why is it pictured in a cast iron? Do we have to transfer to casserole dish?
  12. Darvecl
    This is my favourite meal! I’ve made it so many times. I agree with previous comments that this really only gives you 6 moderately sized portions but I steam some broccoli and add it as a side with this dish and is very filling

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