Easy Slow Cooker Buffalo Philly Chicken Cheesesteaks

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Looking to switch up your normal sandwich routine? Why not try these easy slow cooker buffalo Philly chicken cheesesteaks for a tasty and hands-off dinner. Slow cooked chicken covered in buffalo sauce & ranch seasonings combine for the perfect creamy and spicy sandwich. Add cheese or other toppings to finish off the perfect dish!

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Cheesesteaks

Most families today have two adults that work outside the home. One of the struggles is making sure that a good dinner gets on the table. Your slow cooker is your biggest tool, and slow cooker recipes will give you the variety to satisfy any appetite in your family.

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FAQ’s About Buffalo Chicken Cheesesteaks

What kind of cheese goes good with buffalo chicken?

A mild provolone is the best cheese to use, but white American cheese is also a popular choice.

Is chicken cheesesteak healthy?

This type of cheesesteak is a great source of high-quality protein, but has a high sodium & fat content. If you watch your portions, chicken cheesesteaks can be part of a healthy diet.

How many calories are in a buffalo chicken cheesesteak?

There are approximately 800 calories in a 12-inch steak, however the fat content in it equals about 22% of the RDV.

What chicken is best for shredding?

Boneless skinless chicken breasts or boneless skinless chicken thighs are the best cuts of chicken for optimal shredding.

slow cooker buffalo philly chicken cheesesteak

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Cheesesteak Recipe

What You Need To Know To Make This Recipe

Recipe Basics

  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 ½ hours 
  • Serves: 6-8

Ingredient List For Buffalo Philly Chicken Cheesesteaks

It is always great to have a recipe that only has a few ingredients. And when you combine it with a slow cooker, it really is the perfect recipe.

  • 2 lbs Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
  • 2 Cups Buffalo Sauce
  • 1 oz Dry Ranch Seasoning (1 Packet)
  • 1 Stick of Butter (½ cup)
  • Hoagie Rolls
  • Blue Cheese Crumbles
  • Provolone Cheese
ingredients for slow cooker buffalo Philly chicken cheesesteaks

How To Make The Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Cheesesteaks

Step #1

The first thing you are going to do is place your chicken breasts into your slow cooker.

boneless chicken breasts in slow cooker

Step #2

Next, cover the chicken with the ranch seasoning and then add all of the buffalo sauce to the slow cooker.

Ranch season buffalo chicken cheesesteak
buffalo sauce slow cooker buffalo chicken cheesesteak

Step #3

Place the butter on top of the ingredients and secure the lid. Cook for 5 hours on low. I have also substituted bleu cheese dressing and whipped cream cheese in place of the butter. It is up to you, but I think I prefer that combination better.

If you want the meat to cook quicker, you can switch to the high setting and cook for half the time. However, I have found that this makes the chicken a bit tougher and not as moist.

Step #4

After 5 hours, shred the chicken thoroughly with 2 forks and mix well. I have also used a hand mixer on low to shred the chicken, and it certainly makes quicks work of it. Switch the slow cooker to the warm setting and let it rest for 30 minutes.

shredding buffalo chicken

When you shred the chicken, it is ready to eat. However, if you let it rest at a lower temperature it will give the chicken time to absorb the sauce. It will also allow the sauce to become a lot creamier as opposed to runny.

buffalo chicken shredded in slow cooker

Step #5

Load up the bottom portion of the hoagie with some buffalo chicken and top with blue cheese and provolone, if desired. In our family, the motto is: you can never have too much cheese so my husband and son will add shredded mozzarella as well. I just use pre-shredded from the dairy section, but you can certainly make your own.

buffalo chicken cheesesteak topped with bleu cheese

Final Step

Cut the sandwich in half and enjoy! I don’t know about you, but there is something about any cheesesteak with a pickle on the side.

finished buffalo philly chicken cheesesteaks

Make It A Meal! Side Dishes To Go With Your Buffalo Chicken Cheesesteaks

You really can’t go wrong with this recipe. Perfect for a night at home or for a party with friends. Did you enjoy this recipe? Be sure to check out some of my other recipe posts.

  1. I can’t stress enough how pickles are a perfect side to any hot sandwich. Try this recipe for fried pickles for an extra tasty touch.
  2. For a healthier side, try these healthy sweet potato waffle fries with your buffalo chicken cheesesteak.
  3. And, of course, there is the traditional steak fries you can make. Air fryer steak fries make it even easier and are a tad healthier too!
  4. And a healthy side salad would be great too. Try this roasted potato arugula salad to round out your meal.
  5. A side slaw is always a great choice, and this recipe for cilantro lime slaw is no exception.

More Buffalo Chicken Recipes

And you can’t have an amazing cheesesteak sandwich without a delicious beverage to go with it. Be sure to check out these drink recipes to make your perfect meal!

Drinks To Go With Slow Cooker Chicken Cheesesteaks

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11 Comments

  1. I’ve had a soft spot for Philly Cheese ever since we had a steak and philly cheese pizza on our honeymoon – these look delicious, bookmarking for future reference, thank you!

    1. This is one recipe that we make at least once every other week. Let me know when you make it!

  2. Estelle Forrest says:

    I love that you did provolone AND blue cheese – this looks so tasty.

  3. Literally drooling over here! I couldn’t pass it up and I’m featuring you on next weeks SSPS!

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