Italian Chicken Hoagies
Peppers and onion add fresh flavor to these Italian hot chicken sandwiches.
20 min.prep time
30 min.total time
1 medium red bell pepper, cut into bite-sized strips
1 medium green bell pepper, cut into bite-sized stirps
1/2 medium onion, cut into thin slices
2 cups shredded cooked rotisserie chicken
1 (14-ounce) jar marinara pasta sauce
6 hoagie buns, split
Heat broiler. Place oven rack 4 to 5 inches from heat.
Melt 2 tablespoons butter in 12-inch skillet until sizzling; add bell peppers and onion. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are starting to soften (3 to 4 minutes). Add chicken and pasta sauce. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until mixture is heated (3 to 4 minutes).
Meanwhile, spread remaining 2 tablespoons butter onto cut-sides of buns. Place buttered-sides up onto baking sheet. Broil until lightly toasted (1 to 2 minutes).
cheese halves onto bottom half of each bun. Spoon chicken mixture evenly over cheese; top with remaining cheese halves. Broil until cheese is lightly browned and melted (2 to 3 minutes). Place top half of buns over filling.
- If you like spicy Italian food, add a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes to chicken mixture before you spoon it into buns.
- Your favorite vegetables can be used in place of bell peppers. Zucchini, summer squash or mushrooms will work well.
- Depending on the size of the chicken, one purchased rotisserie chicken will yield between 3 to 4 cups chopped chicken.